After hours of overindulging on turkey, stuffing and Brussels sprouts, the last thing we want to do is muscle our way through Black Friday shopping crowds, so we're easing into it from our couch. And what better way to get the momentum going than booking a trip to de-stress after all of the holiday hoopla? Here are ten incredible deals worth booking ASAP.
Calistoga Ranch, Auberge Resorts Collection (Napa Valley, California)
Although you might picture rows and rows of vineyards just outside Napa, this woodsy resort is like a little escape into the forest—but with a vino-inspired twist. Think: luxury lodges and a restorative spa complete with healing mineral pools. With rates starting at $600, it’s practically a steal for what you’d normally pay.
The Colony Palms Hotel (Palm Springs, California)
If the allure of a trip to the stunning landscape of Palm Springs doesn’t do it for you, this luxury boutique hotel just might. Originally built in 1936 by a famed mobster, it was once a saloon, speakeasy and gambling house turned playground for some of Hollywood’s elite, including Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and more. With rates as low as $149 per night, you could be living like the rich and famous for nearly one third of what they paid.
San Francisco Proper Hotel (San Francisco, California)
Dubbed one of the coolest new hotels in San Francisco by Afar, this 131-room gem is the perfect spot to see and be seen. The on-site restaurant, Villon, resembles a chic parlor, and Charmaine’s rooftop bar and lounge overlooks SF from 120 feet above Market Street. This Black Friday, score savings as high as 40 percent off standard rates from November through February. Last-minute holiday escape, anyone?
Le Torri di Bagnara Luxury Castles Collection (Perugia, Italy)
We may have just overindulged on stuffing and sweet potato pie, but we're already thinking about our next feast—and Italy sounds like a great idea. Le Torri di Bagnara Castles, Italy’s leading fully staffed luxury Castle-villa is offering 15 percent off week-long stays at its main Castle (for up to 15 people) and 20 percent off week-long stays at the entire property (up to 30 people). Bonus: Any stays booked through December 3, 2019 will have a complimentary Truffle Hunting Experience added to their stay (which is valued at up to 450 Euros!) Now, that's amore.
Sunrise Spring Spa Resort (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Not the type of person to keep to yourself on vacation? This kitschy Santa Fe resort offers all the out-of-the-box activities like playtime with kittens and Silkie chickens as well as a free Tarot card reading. There is also gratis breakfast for two plus over 60 activities to do in the area. This year, snag a two-night stay for just $150 per night (that's a 52 percent discount) with access to the resort's new respose pools and kitten corral (um, you even get the option to adopt a kitten to take home). Book by December 6 for travel from December 1, 2019 to April 15, 2020.
Dukes Hotel (London, England)
Fancy a proper afternoon tea experience? Hop the pond and stay at this century-old Mayfair London hotel this coming winter. Experience old world charm in the heart of St. James Place and book a vacation for up to 40 percent off the base price with rates starting at just $316 per night.
Ladera Resort (Saint Lucia, Caribbean)
Let’s be real, sometimes in the thick of the holiday craziness, we just want to sit on a beach and relax. And that’s exactly what you’ll do at this Saint Lucia resort. With 32 suites nestled into the cliffs, overlooking the Piton Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, you’ll be all, “what holiday stress?” Wait until Cyber Monday to receive 50 percent off your stay, including a full breakfast for two and private airport transfer.
Hamilton Princess & Beach Club (Hamilton, Bermuda)
If you live on the East Coast, Bermuda is only a stone’s throw away (we’re talking a short two hours and 20 minute flight from New York City), and this beach club is the place to settle in. Nestled among Bermuda’s famous pink sand beaches, this hotel features its own marina, infinity pool and restaurant from celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. This year, Black Friday shoppers will score 50 percent off the best available rates for stays through April. Count us in.
Alexandra Resort (Turks & Caicos)
It isn't even winter yet, but we could already go for crystal-clear blue waters and temps in the mid-80s—both of which this Grace Bay Beach Turks & Caicos resort has. Book between now and Dec. 6, 2019 for stays from December 21, 2019 through April 17, 2020, and save up to 50 percent off regular (all-inclusive) rack rates.
Casa de Campo Resort & Villas (La Romana, Dominican Republic)
Another can’t-miss resort in the Caribbean: Casa de Campo. This luxe 7,000-acre beach oasis in the Dominican Republic has plenty of oceanside villas with a private pool for the perfect couple’s getaway. Smack-dab in the middle of La Romana on the southern coast of the island, it features all the activities you could want—from the three golf courses to tennis courts to an equestrian center to a yacht club and marina. This Black Friday, score up to 50 percent off rooms and villas (with rates as low as $439 nightly).
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