Take a Break and Get a Room

Spring into Top Vacation Picks from Lodging.com

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Spring break is just around the corner but it’s not too late to find great travel bargains. Leading online hotel travel provider Lodging.com features deals and steals on three- to five-star hotels and vacation rental properties guaranteed to please all cost-conscious travelers, from students to couples to families. All rates quoted below are good throughout March.

Family-Friendly Spring Vacation Picks

— Orlando: The three-star Radisson Barcelo Hotel Orlando provides
complimentary scheduled shuttles to Universal Orlando, City Walk,
Islands of Adventure and SeaWorld. Other nearby attractions include
Disney World, Animal Kingdom and Busch Gardens. Rooms start as low as $77* nightly.

— San Diego: Overlooking Carlsbad’s magnificent flower fields that are
in full bloom from mid-March to late April, the three-star Grand
Pacific Palisades Resort is conveniently located near attractions such
as SeaWorld and LegoLand. Children and families will also enjoy an
outdoor pool featuring interactive water toys, plus an adjacent game
room and activity center. Rooms start at $119* nightly.
— South Padre Island: This tropical island is located at the tip of the
Texas Gulf Coast, attracting thousands of vacationers each year in
search of sand, sun and fun. Families can participate in educational
ecological tours and go dolphin watching on sunset cruises, take rides
on glass-bottom boats, or go parasailing and snorkeling with private
fishing charters. Stay at the Comfort Suites South Padre Island for
as low as $102* nightly.

Great Group Getaways

For those looking to save on a group vacation with friends or family, vacation rental properties provide a cost-efficient alternative to the traditional nightly hotel. In addition to home-away-from-home amenities, vacation rental properties frequently come with price tags that are a fraction of the price of a comparable nightly hotel accommodation, often available for as low as $50* per room, per night.

— Kauai: Kauai is the greenest of the Hawaiian Islands and a Hollywood
favorite; one might recognize the exotic locale in Elvis’ movie “Blue
Hawaii” and in the thriller “Jurassic Park.” The Banyan Harbor Resort
is a vacation rental property that can sleep up to six people
comfortably, perfect for families or students traveling together. The
resort is conveniently located near Kalapaki Beach, shopping areas,
dining, and nightlife venues. Two-bedroom suites start at $499* for a
seven-night stay – that’s $12 per person, per night for a party of
six!
— Puerto Vallarta: The Mayan Palace features a three-mile beach, a
marina, an aquatic park and a fantasy casino. Located at Sunset Beach
on eleven and a half acres in the exclusive Marina Vallarta area, the
hotel is near mountains, jungles, beaches, rivers and waterfalls.
Studios start at $499* for a seven-night stay.

Spring Break Destinations for Students
For hipsters and socialites:

— Panama City: Panama City Beach is one of Northwest Florida’s hottest
vacation destinations, with year-round warm temperatures, sultry beach
clubs and award-winning seafood restaurants. The four-star Bay Point
Marriott Resort Golf and Yacht Club is located on the serene St.
Andrew Bay, a top family destination recently named one of “America’s
Favorite Family Resorts” by Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Rooms
start at $149 nightly*.
— Cabo San Lucas: Those crazy for Cabo can stay at the Villa Del Palmar
Cabo San Lucas, perched on acres of dramatic hillside with spectacular
ocean views. The resort features a full service spa, on-site gourmet
restaurants and a whale water slide. Studios with a partial kitchen
can sleep up to four people comfortably and start at $599* for a
seven-night stay — that’s $21 per person, per night for a party of
four.

For beach babes:

— Jamaica: Vacationers can enjoy sapphire colored waters and pristine
pearl sand between their toes by day and dance to swinging Reggae
by night. The three-star Fisherman’s Point Resort is located in
the heart of Turtle Beach in Ocho Rios with rooms starting at
$134 nightly*.
— Daytona Beach: Postcard beaches, bikini contests and waterfront bars
make Daytona Beach the classic spring break vacation destination. The
three-star Bermuda House starts as low as $108* nightly so travelers
can spend more on Atlantic Avenue, home to clubs and bars swarming
with spring breakers.

For adventure enthusiasts:

— Acapulco: From riding full throttle on jet-skis to sky-diving over the
ocean, the wide array of adventure options in Acapulco will get the
adrenaline pumping. The four-star Emporio Continental Acapulco offers
recreational options for guests of all activity levels, including
golf, squash, sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, deep sea fishing,
waterskiing and horseback riding. Rooms start at $142* nightly.
— Lake Tahoe: Those tired of spring break beach debauchery can take the
party to the slopes. Thanks to record-breaking snowfall in late
December and early January, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy perfect
powder this spring. The three-star Horizon Casino Resort offers
unequaled alpine skiing, outdoor recreation and — of course –
spectacular Tahoe sunsets. Rooms start at $95* nightly.

For more information on any of these great hotel deals and more, visit http://lodging.com/.

* All hotel rates are per room, per night based on double occupancy, do
not include taxes and/or fees, are subject to availability and are not
guaranteed until confirmed.

About Lodging.com

A Cendant Company (NYSE:CD) , Lodging.com is ranked among the top five online hotel reservations sites and offers the largest selection of specially-negotiated hotel rates in the industry, with approximately 30,000 rates in thousands of cities around the world. Reservations can be made online at http://www.lodging.com/ or toll-free at 888-LODGING. Founded in 1995, Lodging.com is part of Cendant’s Travel Distribution Services Division.

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