While summer is long over and most people aren’t thinking about vacations now, fall and winter are actually great times to take off for a few days. Typical tourist destinations aren’t as crowded, some hotels offer great deals and vacation companies boast exceptional trip packages complete with overnight accommodations and day-time activities.
In fact, popular commerce company Travelzoo–which collects a wide range of travel, dining and entertainment deals–offers a plethora of options that are more than worth checking out if you want to leave Brampton for a few days to unwind before the holiday season kicks into high gear (or after it’s over and you need an extended breather).
Here are the top 5 Travelzoo deals you might want to take a look at.
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If you want to enjoy some nature, you can stay at the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka–which was selected as one of the 20 best resorts in Canada by Conde Nast Traveller readers last year–for $179 a night (studio room, Sunday-Thursday). The resort boasts an indoor/outdoor pool that’s open all year round and the rooms feature stone fireplaces. If it’s the outdoors you’re into, you can enjoy the 700-acre nature reserve.
If you want to go somewhere warm (winter is coming, after all), you can head to sunny Mexico for $927 and up. According to Travelzoo, “hidden, all-inclusive gems” are harder to find at the end of the year, but the website is offering a trip to Puerto Vallarta that costs $927 (if you’re departing from Pearson). Travel dates are Jan. 6,9,13 and 20 and the hotel includes three bars, three restaurants and an oceanview pool.
Try to book this gem by Nov. 23.
If you want to travel far but not too far, Montreal is always a fantastic option. One of Canada’s most vibrant and exciting cities, there’s always something to do and visiting the city on the cheap is even better. This deal is for Le Nouvel Hotel & Spa and your stay will include spa access and parking for $189. The package also includes access to the whirlpool and sauna, $65 is discount coupons for on-site spa treatments, a 20 per cent discount coupon for the Entracte restaurant and free Wi-Fi.
We know you might not have fond feelings about the U.S. right now, but New York City is beautiful and always worth a visit. If you want to visit in January, this package offers a room for $168 a night at the 4-Star Iberostar 70 Park Avenue Hotel in midtown Manhattan. You can book this hotel now, but it’ll cost you $334-$374 a night on most nights this month and next. This deal is actually pretty sweet because anyone who has been to NYC knows that Manhattan hotels can cost an arm and a leg. This place is, according to Travelzoo, a five-minute walk from the Empire State Building and Grand Central Terminal.
Niagara Falls is absolutely stunning this time of year and significantly less crowded than it is during the warmer months. And believe it or not, late fall/early winter is great for wine-tasting and brewery hopping (just dress warm!). If you book this package, you can stay at Niagara’s Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel with dining credits for $99 a night. The hotel is situated in a renovated flour mill and is close to all major attractions. While Fridays and Saturdays are also discounted, the $99 applies to mid-week stays. The deal offers vouchers for restaurants and a local winery and brewer.
All photos courtesy of Travelzoo.com