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Now that we’re over a week into June, it’s almost time to kiss the spring season goodbye. Summer is knocking hard on our doorstep as temperatures the world over – let alone those in such sought-after summer hot spots as Las Vegas, Miami and Orlando – continue to inch upward. There’s no denying a hotel pool is more than just a place to swim laps and shed calories. A pool can be one of a property’s most handsome architectural gems, not to mention a place to unwind, cool off, or work on a tan following a busy day spent sightseeing or in business meetings. And with lush gardens, luxury cabanas, sun loungers, swim-up bars, and other nice poolside features to boot, it’s no surprise many travelers wouldn’t mind spending an entire day in or near the pool. While a vast number of hotels have impressive pools to boast of, we especially recommend the three highlighted below, all of which are sure to unleash the adventure seeker in you.
1. Golden Nugget Las Vegas – Winner of the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond Award each year since 1977, Golden Nugget Las Vegas features The Tank – a $30 million complex complete with a 3-story waterslide, 200,000-gallon shark tank, and thirteen private cabanas that can be rented for as low as $175 per day. Get up close with sharp-toothed creatures of the deep or climb 30 feet in the air, lean back and let the Golden Nugget’s enclosed water slide propel you through the shark tank itself. You’ll also be well occupied at The Hideout, accessible via the third floor of The Tank, where you can take a dip in a two-story infinity pool or lounge about in one of eight poolside cabanas. Once you’ve had enough shark-gazing for one day, grab a drink at H20 Bar before hitting the town for world-renowned dining and entertainment.
2. The National Hotel South Beach – Ask any swim lover what his or her idea of the perfect afternoon in Miami would be like and most likely it’ll involve a carefree swim in the glistening waters of the Atlantic. Guests at The National Hotel South Beach, however, might have other ideas in mind. Nestled in the heart of the Art Deco district – the hotel was fully restored in 1997 to its 1940s Art Deco splendor – its infinity pool stretches a whopping 205 feet, eventually meeting a smaller heated pool. You can indulge in a stress-relieving poolside massage after a busy afternoon spent shopping at Lincoln Road Mall or dining with friends on Ocean Drive. Aquabar, the poolside bar and grill, couples delicious food, exotic drinks and relaxing music for a casual-chic dining experience. In case you’d still like to squeeze in some time for a leisurely walk on the sand, the hotel offers direct oceanfront access to the beach.
3. CoCo Key Hotel and Water Park Resort Orlando – If you’re big on family-friendly, waterpark fun, you will enjoy 62,000 square feet of it at CoCo Key Hotel and Water Park Resort in Orlando. From slides that twist and turn all the way down to Parrot’s Perch, an interactive jungle gym adventure featuring a zero depth entry, this canopy-covered water park offers something for kids of all ages. The only caveat: The water park imposes a height requirement of 48 inches or taller. In all, the property has four outdoor swimming pools, ensuring there’s ample room for the little ones to frolic in the water. Should the kids not meet the height requirement or opt for something a little dryer, they can check out loads of popular video games at the resort’s 6,400-square-foot arcade or stay entertained in the on-site children’s club.
When making plans for summer travel this year, don’t assume that a trip to a nearby waterpark or beach is a prerequisite for wet fun in the sun. Instead, your hotel’s on-site swimming pool area might make the perfect place for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family. Relax, refresh and enjoy!
Summer is fast approaching, and though it doesn’t officially kick off until June 21, most of us regard Memorial Day weekend as the onset of the season. What better way to make the most of your summer than by catching some rays on sugar white sands and swimming in brilliant blue ocean waters? With temperatures on the rise, now is as good a time as ever to hit the beaches for family barbecues, beach volleyball, picnics, diving, snorkeling – you name it. Best of all, going to the beach doesn’t cost a penny, a welcome bonus for those traveling on a budget. Whether your idea of the perfect summer weekend involves a romantic walk on the sand, a fun day of hanging ten, or water skiing until the sun goes down, these must-see beaches ought to be somewhere on your summer travel to-do list.
The Sunshine State serves up a wide array of marvelous beach hot spots for sunbathing junkies. Among them are Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale, both of which grace balmy South Florida. With exception to glitzy Las Vegas, you’d probably be hard-pressed to think of a place better known for its picturesque beaches, pulsing nightlife, fine dining and trendy shops than Miami. Lincoln Road is a pedestrian shopping district boasting a wealth of art galleries, theaters, and entertainment venues, while Ocean Drive is renowned for its outdoor cafes and Art Deco architecture. Included among some of Miami Beach’s most distinguished Art Deco hotels are Nash Hotel South Beach, Hotel Victor, South Beach Hotel and Chesterfield Hotel and Suites. Nicknamed the “Venice of America” for its gorgeous inland waterways, Fort Lauderdale will easily turn into a home-away-from-home for those craving fun in the sun. Hotels like the oceanfront Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel and Red Carpet Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport are on or near the beach and minutes away from fashionable Las Olas Boulevard, Galleria Mall, and entertainment and shopping galore at The Gallery at Beach Place and Las Olas Riverfront.
Nothing spells sizzling fun on the west coast like a weekend spent taking in the sun at one of SoCal’s famed beaches. Travelers planning to visit Los Angeles can check out the shops on Rodeo Drive, dine in one of Beverly Hills’ celebrity-frequented restaurants, or while the afternoon away with a drink on Venice Beach (a short drive from the Custom Hotel). Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach make up LA’s principal beach cities, each popular destinations year-round for beach volleyball, surfing, biking and other activities. San Diego, roughly a two hour drive from Los Angeles, is yet another mecca for beach goers. Spend a lazy day in the sun or jump on a surfboard and head out into the shimmering blue waters of Mission Beach, just one mile from The Dana on Mission Bay. Alternatively, travelers can bask in sunshine at Del Mar Beach in San Diego, on which you’ll find Del Mar Motel on the Beach.
3. South Carolina: Myrtle Beach
If Myrtle Beach is on your summer travel itinerary, it’s a safe bet you’ll be visiting the world-famous Grand Strand, which sees more than 14 million visitors each year thanks to its wide array of beaches, restaurants, shopping complexes and nightclubs. Set on 350 acres near the Ocean Park Resort, Broadway at the Beach has grown into one of South Carolina’s premier destinations for shopping and leisure. Moreover, the oceanfront Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort by Westgate Resorts is conveniently located to Grand Strand attractions including Ripley’s Aquarium, Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Myrtle Waves Water Park.
Whether you’re a sunbathing enthusiast, a long-time admirer of the ocean, or a travel maven yearning to get away from it all, why not head to the beach for some serious fun in the sun this summer?
Jenna here with part one of a four part series on incredible Labor Day destinations, each offering huge savings on hotel stays.
San Francisco’s Union Square is known as the city’s premier shopping, hotel and theater district. Here you’ll find a wide range of upscale boutiques, cafes and art galleries. To unwind after a long day of shopping or sightseeing, why not check out some of the fine hotels this area has to offer, including the Warwick San Francisco Hotel, Villa Florence and Galleria Park Hotel.
You are probably wondering what awaits you on the pier. First, no matter what your age, you’ll enjoy fun exhibits and special activities at the Aquarium on the Bay. You can walk along tunnels that are made of clear glass, allowing you to get up close and personal with sharks, octopuses and other marine life. There is so much to see!
How about a cruise to melt your worries away?
Relax aboard a ship as it drifts under the Golden Gate Bridge and catch sight of beautiful sea lions. A one-hour cruise along the city’s historical waterfront certainly makes for a peaceful San Francisco afternoon. PIER 39 Marina offers convenient sailboat and powerboat rides.
There are some great deals at hotels that sit on the gorgeous bay, such as The Lodge at Tiburon.
Nothing beats an old fashioned tour in a trolley!
You can take in the scenic surroundings while enjoying a one-hour narrated tour aboard the San Francisco Trolley Hop – an authentic motorized cable car that takes you through neighborhoods such as Fisherman’s Wharf, where you’ll be near Hotel Kabuki, and Nob Hill.
Well, I could go on, but I need to get a room booked right now. Getaroom.com offers deals up to 50% off and more. And if you call to book, you can save even more.
Where can you get discounts on passes and tours? Just click Activities on getaroom’s homepage, or ask one of our customer service representatives when you call to book a room. Visit getaroom.com and get a deal on hotels in San Francisco, or call our reservation line at 800-468-3578 now to get a $25 rebate offer. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and get a room!
Stay tuned for part two of our Labor Day travel series, in which we’ll bring you more exciting hotel deals and great destinations in the city of New York.
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