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Book Now! 15 Summer Travel Deals & Packages

by Casey | Posted on July 22nd, 2013

If you have a few days to get away and are looking to save a few bucks, too, this list is for you. Happy travels!

Accommodation Deals

SpringHill Suites, Virginia Beach

SpringHill Suites, Virginia Beach

Lynchburg – Care to make a deal? Email The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, pitch them an offer they can’t refuse and within 48 hours they’ll reply to say ‘deal’ or ‘no deal.’ They’re looking for a per night rate for a stay of two nights or longer. Good luck! Valid through December 29.

Newport News – Stay at the Marriott Newport News at City Center and your kids (up to four of them, ages 12 and under) eat free – breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Valid through September 8.

Pearisburg – Book two nights at the Inn at Riverbend and take 50% off your third night. The Inn overlooks the New River and Appalachian Mountains. Don’t miss this offer! Valid through July 31. Book Now with offer code IARBSSM13.

Stephens City – Book a stay for any Sunday through Thursday (non-holiday) between now and December 19 at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring and receive 20% off the regular rate.

Virginia Beach – SpringHill Suites (oceanfront) invites you to stay three nights or longer and they’ll knock $25 off the daily rate. Breakfast is included. Book Now

Warm Springs – Celebrate your birthday by going away! Stay at the Meadow Villas at Warm Springs ON your birthday and get a second night for 30% off. Call 717-951-3955 to make a reservation. Valid through December 20.

Waynesboro – Receive 20% off your second and/or third night when you stay midweek (Tuesday-Thursday) at Tree Streets Inn. Valid through August 29.

North Mountain Outfitters, Swoope, VA

North Mountain Outfitters, Swoope, VA

Attraction Deals

Charlottesville – Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello should be on everyone’s history #bucketlist. If it’s on yours, you’re going to love this. Teenagers (ages 12 to 18) receive a 33% discount on their ticket between now and September 2. Adult rate: $24; children 6 to 11: $8; children 6 and under: free.

Manassas – Civil War enthusiasts (or those just getting started with Civil War history) will appreciate a $15 Civil War Experience Pass that gives you entrance to six historic sites. It’s a 50% savings over single admissions for each site. Valid through December 31.

Swoope – North Mountain Outfitters is offering half-day guided trail rides for two for 50% off between now and September 30. Whether it’s your first time or you’re an accomplished rider, you’ll love what you find. Reservations required. Call 540-886-7768.

Williamsburg – Boo! Creep along on a Spooks and Legends Original Haunted Tour of Williamsburg a bit cheaper. Tell them you saw their deal on Virginia.org and they’ll discount each ticket by $2. Note, this tour is is geared toward adults. Call 757-784-6213 to make your reservation. Valid through December 31.

Packages: Stay and Enjoy!

Lynchburg – August is Virginia Craft Beer Month and the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival will be held August 24. Want to go? Need a place to stay? The Craddock Terry Hotel is offering a two-night stay for two with festival admission, tasting glasses, tasting tickets, and transportation to and from the festival. Must be 21 or older. Package starts at $249. Valid August 23-25. Book Now

Pembroke – Stay three nights at Mountain Lake Lodge and get the fourth night free, but better than that is you’ll also receive a $100 activities credit to enjoy all of the family fun Mountain Lake has to offer. BRAND NEW: Treetop Adventures Aerial Adventure Course * Harvest Restaurant * Stony Creek Tavern * Mountain Lake Outfitters
Valid through September 7. Book Now

Richmond – Love jazz? Stay at The Jefferson Hotel August 9-11 and enjoy the Richmond Jazz Festival as part of your stay. Two tickets for each day of the festival, a traditional Southern breakfast for two each morning and three nights in luxury for $305/night. Book Now

Virginia Beach – Stay at The Oceanfront Inn and receive the pin that gets you into all of the American Music Festival concerts during Labor Day weekend. A three-night stay is required. Valid August 30 through September 2.

And these aren’t all! Find dozens more deals at Virginia.org.

 



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End of Summer Travel Deals

by Casey | Posted on August 14th, 2012

As the sun begins to set on summer the travel deals heat up. Sneak in a mid-week or Labor Day weekend getaway for the best savings.

Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, Virginia Beach

Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach, Virginia Beach

The Natural Bridge of Virginia is one-stop family fun. See the famed Bridge itself, along with the Monacan Indian Village, Caverns, Wax Museum, Butterfly exhibit and Foamhenge for around $200, depending on the ages of your children — a 20% discount. That’s a lot to do with a one-night stay and hearty country breakfast included.

Get in one last beach experience with a three-night oceanfront getaway to Holiday Inn & Suites North Beach. They’re offering up to 15% off the rack rate to help you get there.

Maybe you’re lucky enough to squeeze in five nights at the beach. If so, Ocean Beach Club Resort – a fun Miami-feeling accommodation – is offering a 5th night free for stays through September 27.

Yearning for cool breezes? Head to the mountains for what will feel like an early fall – the perfect temps for coffee on the deck at Meadow Villas at Warm Springs. Stay two nights in a comfortable villa and the second night is 20% off.

Sunset at The Inn at Tabbs Creek

Sunset at The Inn at Tabbs Creek

Blackstone is a charming town with a slightly slower pace perfect for those looking for a quiet place to catch their breath at the end of summer. Stay at the Grey Swan Inn Bed and Breakfast for two nights and the innkeepers will give you a $25 discount. You can call that gas money, lunch money, spending money …

Wine, shopping, history, outdoor fun – none are too far away from the Mark Addy Inn in Nellysford where you can save up to 40% just by staying during the week (Monday-Thursday).

Another mid-week stay you’ll want to check out is The Inn at Tabbs Creek in Port Haywood along the Chesapeake Bay. Save 20% off the regular rates just by choosing to stay two nights between Sunday and Thursday. On top of that, if you want to stay a third night you’ll get it at 30% off.

These are just a few of the travel deals you’ll find waiting at Virginia.org. Enjoy what’s left of summer and take a sneak peek of fall!

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A Day of Fun and Free Concerts, too!

by Casey | Posted on May 31st, 2012

Virginia’s theme parks – Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion – are fantastic destinations for a day or more of family fun, but did you know that their special summer events are included with your normal admission? No extra fees for the additional excitement you’ll find beyond the gates! And psst! We have some tips for saving on your tickets, too.

Busch Gardens Concert Series

Busch Gardens Concert Series

Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens LIVE and Glory at the Gardens are two concert series with big name performers. After your day of exhilirating park shenanigans (including riding that brand new coaster – Verbolten), jam out with these artists:

  • June 3: Hot Chelle Rae
  • June 10: Chris Tomlin
  • June 17: Kellie Pickler
  • June 24: Third Day
  • August 26: Victoria Justice

Every night from July 1 through August 19 visitors to BG will be treated to IllumiNights: A Busch Gardens Encore. What’s that? Fifty straight nights of a park-wide fireworks spectacular with multiple live performances and special effects.

Busch Gardens - Escape from Pompeii

Busch Gardens - Escape from Pompeii

BG Ticket Savings

The Bounce Ticket might just be your best bet if you’ve got a finite amount of time to be in the Williamsburg area – say like seven consecutive days? The Bounce Ticket gives you unlimited visits to Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, and Water Country USA for up to seven consecutive days. Plus, when you make your purchase online the price is 20% cheaper and you get free parking!

For those within driving distance who would like to visit BG more than once this summer, consider the Fun Card. It gives you unlimited visits from now until September 3rd. It’s basically like paying for one day ($66.99) and coming back all summer for free. Yes, the single day ticket is also $66.99. Might as well go Fun Card, ya know?

If you have a child aged three to five years old, do not buy a ticket. He or she can get in for FREE with the Sesame Street Forest of Fun Preschool Pass (Virginia residents only). Note: You MUST take your child’s birth certificate with you to the park. I learned this the hard way. The Preschool Pass is valid for unlimited admission through October 28, 2012.

Kings Dominion - Ghoster Coaster

Kings Dominion - Ghoster Coaster

Kings Dominion

Two awesome concert events await you when you plan your visit to Kings Dominion on select dates.

KingsFest is three days of some of the best Christian artists on the scene. Save by purchasing tickets in advance for just one day or all three.

  • June 28
    • Casting Crowns * NEEDTOBREATHE * Thousand Foot Krutch * Royal Tailor * Jamie Grace * speaker Justin Lookadoo
  • June 29
    • Skillet * Kutless * Lecrae * Nine Lashes * Sent By Ravens * The Lost Colors * speaker Bob Lenz
  • June 30
    • tobyMac * Owl City * RED * Icon For Hire * Manafest * speaker David Nasser

On July 14th gospel lovers will definitely want to be at KD. It’s JoyFest, after all!

  • Fred Hammon * Marvin Sapp * Martha Munizzi * Vashawn Mitchell * William McDowell * Lecrae * Humble Tip * Bone Hampton
WaterWorks at Kings Dominion - 20 acres of H2O fun!

WaterWorks at Kings Dominion - 20 acres of H2O fun!

KD Ticket Savings

Military, get your fun on at Kings Dominion July 3 & 4 for FREE! Any active, inactive, or retired service member can enjoy the park for free when you show your miltary ID.

Through June 17th, everyone’s a kid! Adults pay the daily kid ticket price of $37.99. The trick? You must purchase online and you must select the date you plan to visit.

After the “Everyone’s a Kid” deal expires, remember this: DON’T BUY YOUR TICKETS AT THE PARK. Purchase them online, print them, and bring them with you. The online price is $10 cheaper.

Need a payment plan? Purchase season passes online before June 30 and pay for them over the course of three months. Expect a monthly payment of $23.33 to $33.33 per ticket, depending on the age of each pass holder.

Now that you’ve got the scoop on the best ticket prices and the extra fun without an extra fee, what are you waiting for? Those theme parks are calling!

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Smokin’ Hot Summer Deals

by Casey | Posted on May 15th, 2012

Are we not all looking for savings these days? It’s gone from couponing in grocery stores to vacation deals, and luckily, there are great vacation deals to be had in Virginia.

Memorial Day

That unofficial official start-of-summer weekend is drawing near. Have you hatched an escape plan?

Butterfly Garden at Natural Bridge

Butterfly Garden at Natural Bridge

The renowned natural wonder of Virginia – The Natural Bridge – is the centerpiece of a Memorial Day weekend package. Stay one night at the Natural Bridge Hotel complete with a country breakfast, and then explore the Cedar Creek Trail beneath the bridge as it leads you to the Monacan Indian Village and Lace Falls. Don’t forget about the Drama of Creation – the capstone nighttime event at the bridge – you’ll never see the bridge the same again. After you’ve been mesmerized, check out the new butterfly garden, caverns, wax museum, and toy museum! It’s a family adventure 25% off the normal rate: $149 base price for mom and dad, add $30 for children over 12, $20 for children 5 to 12. Children under 5 are free.
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If peace and quiet are all you’re looking for on a busy travel weekend, slip away to Warm Springs and the tranquil Meadow Villas. Just give Jan a call and tell her Virginia is for Lovers sent you to claim your 10% discount.
 717-951-3955

Anytime Savings

  • Shenandoah Caverns: Free admission for retired or active military, May 25-28. For others, buy one adult ticket at $23 and your child is free!
  • Tree Streets Inn, a beautiful B&B in Waynesboro, is offering 25% off your second night when you pay the regular rate for the first. Available through June 19.
  • The Tides Inn – a beautiful resort in Irvington – is offering a third night free when you pay the regular rate for the first two.
  • A cabin stay at Montfair Resort Farm in Crozet might be just what you need. If it is, and if you’re a member of the US military, they’ll offer you 15% off their lowest available rate.
  • In lovely Nelson County sits Orchard House Bed and Breakfast. Take advantage of their pampering for two nights between Monday through Thursday for just $160! That’s up to 40% off their weekend rates, making weekdays the way to travel.
  • For spur-of-the-moment travelers, this deal from Stevenson Ridge in Spotsylvania is your reward. Call them within 48 hours of your stay and they’ll give you 15% off! Subject to availability, of course.
  • Smithfield Station is proud to offer 15% off the lowest available rate for active and retired military.
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Fourth of July

Celebrate your own vacation independence while the country celebrates, too!

Marine Science Consortium Family Camp

Marine Science Consortium Family Camp

Remember summer camps? The Marine Science Consortium on the Eastern Shore is offering a week-long family camp over the 4th of July. It’s all-inclusive (meals, lodging, all fees, etc.) with activities to include kayaking, nature hikes, a visit to the NASA Wallops Island facility, seafood feast celebration, arts and crafts, nature hikes, and more! July 1-6, 2012. $399/person for the week.
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Fantastic Family Packages

Everyone’s bucket list should include a trip to the place where America began – Jamestown. Book two nights at the Fife & Drum Inn in Williamsburg and receive admission to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, and Yorktown Victory Center. $278.40 per person. A three-night stay is $368.65 per person.
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Who doesn’t love dolphins? This exclusive package from The Oceanfront Inn in Virginia Beach offers you a chance to see them! Stay two nights and enjoy a Dolphin Watching Excursion from the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, as well as tickets to the Center and 3D IMAX®  Theater. Rates are $124-$277 + tax per adult. Add $26 + tax per child aged 4 to 11.
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Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens

A mother/daughter or even father/daughter getaway has landed in Northern Virginia. One of only 9 stores nationwide, American Girl Doll Store is now available at Tyson’s Corner! Stay with the Courtyard by Marriott in McLean and request the American Girl package to receive a sweet doll-themed goodie bag for your little girl and her doll, $40 gift card to splurge at the American Girl Doll Store, breakfast for two, and transportation to and from the mall. From $199 per night for two.
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Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are two of Virginia’s top family attractions. Plan your three-night stay at the accommodation of your choice (located in Williamsburg, Newport News, or Virginia Beach) and receive a Discovery Ticket for Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, plus free parking at both parks. From $160/person for a family of four. Available through September 3, 2012.
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Plan your perfect Virginia family vacation at Virginia.org.
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Did Someone Say End of Summer?

by Casey | Posted on August 25th, 2011

Alexandria

Alexandria

The End of Summer. Now there is a phrase that makes some folks quite upset. I choose to look at the happy side of that phrase, that is, great last-minute beach deals, early fall deals, and cooler temps. Yeah, definitely the cooler temps!

Cash in now on travel savings …

  • Third night 50% off at Holladay House Bed & Breakfast in Orange over Labor Day weekend. Psst! They were featured on HGTV.com and TravelChannel.com. Yeah, you’ll want to stay there at some point.
  • Where can you book three nights for only $349? Meadow Villas in Warm Springs, that’s where. The rate is good for Columbus weekend only (October 7-11), so get it now before it’s gone.
  • Visit a nearby attraction and get half off your second night at Boxwood Inn in Newport News. The eligible attractions are Endview Plantation, Lee Hall Mansion, and The Mariners’ Museum. This deal is good through the end of 2011.
  • If you’re somewhat a planner, the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton would like to reward you with a 25% discount off their best available rate. Book up to 21 days in advance of your visit to capture this one.
  • On down the Valley road in Natural Bridge is an $8/person savings awaiting your arrival. See the historic (not to mention gigantic) Natural Bridge, Caverns, and new Butterflies at the Bridge exhibit for one price. Stay the night, too, if you want. It’s as reasonable as $85 for two people or $125 for four.
  • Heading to historic Alexandria? Book a three-night stay at Best Western Mount Vernon and sweep up a 30% discount. Only staying two nights? Tsk. That’s only a 15% savings. But hey, you do what you can do. Make sure this is a Thursday through Sunday stay, as those are the only days that qualify.
  • No pressure, but if you’re considering getting married … in a hurry … why not elope? There are great spur-of-the-moment deals to be had. Not that marriage should be entered into lightly, but when you know, you know. Right?
    • Go all “destination wedding” on your friends and family with a sandy Virginia Beach elopement. Included in the $1295 fee is the wedding officiant, two photographers, and ten beautiful photos of your big day.
    • Dreaming of a mountain view for your wedding? The Blue Ridge Wedding Chapel in Lovingston is available to you, as is a minister and photographer. Bring up to 12 of your closest family and friends to make it a day to remember, for only $895.

So tell me, what’s so bad about the end of summer? Get your travel on!

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