Girls’ golf fun at Lake Morey Resort, sailing adventures throughout America, and the fabulous Hilton Orlando
Abandon the typical girlfriend getaway and disconnect from everyday life at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt.
Deal: Book the “Girls Take the Greens” package for two nights’ accommodations, breakfast and dinner daily, complimentary golf lesson and round of golf, free fishing lesson and use of the resort’s standard seasonal amenities. Rates start at $384 per person. This package is available midweek, Tuesday-Thursday, June 3 through Sept. 25.
Experience: Take to the greens and practice your swing on the golf course. Enjoy the views of the Green Mountains. Fish or try stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking on the lake, or hike through lush greenery on nearby hiking trails. The resort is more than 100 years old, located on a 600-acre lake, features 130 guest rooms, and has a 120-seat indoor movie theater.
Book it! Visit lakemoreyresort.com or call (800) 423-1211.
A SAILING ADVENTURE
Cruisers can sail a variety of summer itineraries with Blount Small Ship Adventures — at two for the price of one.
Deal: Blount Small Ship Adventures is offering the two-for-one deal on three great itineraries this summer: “Chicago to the Big Easy,” “Atlantic Coastal Waterways” and “Great American Waterways.” All Blount cruises include three meals daily and snacks 24 hours a day, plus guest lectures and workshops. These deals are all priced starting at $4,999 per couple for 15-night/16-day sailings — for new bookings only.
Experience: Blount small ships navigate narrow waterways with the ships’ shallow drafts, and fit under low bridges with the retractable pilot house. This allows passengers to experience parts of the U.S. where no other overnight cruise can go, spots like the famed Erie Canal on the “Great American Waterways” tour. “Chicago to the Big Easy” sails alongside the banks of the Mississippi, Ohio and Illinois rivers. “Atlantic Coastal Waterways” helps cruisers experience the Southern charm of Savannah, Ga., up to the historic Newport, R.I.
Book it! To view the upcoming deals, go online to blountsmallshipadventures.com/2014offers or phone (888) 618-4770.
MAKE POTTER PLANS
The Hilton Orlando makes it possible for die-hard Harry Potter fans to be the first muggles inside the gates at the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Steal: The “Universal Orlando Vacation” package offers: $99 per-night rates when staying June 15 through Aug. 21, $50 off any vacation of four or more nights, early admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure and nonstop nightlife at Universal CityWalk.
Experience: Before or after jumping on the Hogwarts Express, the resort is a destination unto itself with 50,000 square feet of outdoor event space. There are also creative dining options, from a steak-and-chop house to a contemporary gastropub. Enjoy five acres of recreational playground, including a lazy river, waterslide, and bocce ball courts. It’s all just minutes from Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and the upcoming Orlando Eye in I-Drive 360.
Book it! Visit thehiltonorlando.com and look under “Packages” or call (800) 774-1500. Use promotional code UNITRAVEL when booking.