Who says winter is a bad time for rest ’n’ rejuvenation or serious rabble rousing? With these sales, you’re not too broke to sneak away.
Hot Tastes, Hot Times
Jump in the ocean; nap in the sun; then eat, drink, and party your face off: ah, the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival (February 19-22). They’re giving DC readers the hookup: 15 percent off tickets for the BubbleQ bash hosted by Tom Colicchio and chef extravaganza Best of the Best, as well as deals on rooms at the new, white-hot Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Details.
A Lone Star
You resolved to take better care of yourself in ’09. Everyone rates Lake Austin Spa Resort among the best spas in the U.S. Go see for yourself: DC readers who book at least three nights get 30 percent off Premier accommodations, a free massage, and (if you’re lucky) a lifetime of new habits. You have to book by February 15, but you have till December 26 to go. Book online or mention DailyCandy if you call (800-847-5637).
A hop, skip, and a jump outside NYC, it’s The Lodge at Woodloch, and this ain’t your nanna’s Poconos. The swank spa run by Canyon Ranch alums has beautiful surroundings (dig that lake) and tons of treatments (lavender garden dream indeed) and activities (get your hiking boot off her snowshoe). DailyCandy readers who go by February 28 get 20 percent off. Mention DailyCandy (866-953-8500). Details.
Dude. You can’t travel alone. Send this e-mail to a friend who also wants to skip town.
Hunka Bunka Burnin’ Fun
Tell the boss you have strep, play hookey, and head to Mohonk Mountain House for wintry antics. DailyCandy readers stay for $156 per person, per night, which includes b’fast and dins, 15 percent off one spa treatment per guest (the spa rocks), free room upgrade (if available), and coupons for Woodbury Common outlets (to ease the ride home). Stay Sunday-Thursday by April 30. Book online or mention DailyCandy if you call (800-772-6646).
Tell It Like It Is
Out in the Rockies, catch the snowy action at new mountainside boutique hotel Lumière in Telluride. DC readers who go before April 5 get 25 percent off lodging and discounted lift tix. Stay for three days, four nights from $165 per person per night. Details.
April in Europe
Yay! The euro isn’t as scary anymore. Double yay! OpenSkies, a new airline from British Airways (love BA), is giving DC readers 20 percent off flights from NYC to Amsterdam or Paris. Book BIZ class for flat beds, or PREM+ for business class service (for less $$$). Book by March 31; travel by May 31. Enter code DCANDY09 at flyopenskies.com.
Grab your sporty pals for a kiteboarding jaunt at Recreo Costa Rica. The scene: private mountain villa, personal chef, tropical forest, seven nights. It will run you $6,000 for four, which is 20 percent off regular rates and includes lessons. That amounts to about $215 per person per night. Riding like the wind encouraged. Go February 21-28 or February 28-March 6. Details.