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5 Deals for Escaping the Polar Vortex

Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

hot deals: Omni Scottsdale Montelucia

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Enough already. It’s time to say “uncle” to Old Man Winter and flee to a place where palm trees sway and the sun thaws out your chilled bones. Since such a getaway is even sweeter when you can save up to 42 percent on your hotel stay, here are five super deals to get you packing.


Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

Where: Scottsdale, Arizona Why: Because this family-friendly desert retreat boasts three pools, fabulous views of Camelback Mountain, and even gelato happy hours. Take advantage of the Stay Longer offer and get your fourth night free, plus a $130 dining credit and waived resort fee. Offer is good through Apr. 30, 2014. Use promo code PKG4TH.


Franklyn D. Resort

Where: Runaway Bay, Jamaica Why: Because this kid-friendly, beachfront all-inclusive resort provides each family with its very own vacation nanny—an unbeatable perk for families with small children. Save 40 percent on each adult’s all-inclusive stay when you book a stay of three or more nights. Kids under 6 stay, play, and eat free; kids ages 6 to 15 cost $30 extra per night; teens ages 16 to 18 cost $80 extra per night. Book by Jan. 31 for travel through Feb. 9, 2014.


(MORE: Find more kid-friendly island escapes.)


Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa

hot deals: Outrigger Waipouli

Outrigger Waipouli Beach Resort & Spa

Where: Kauai, Hawaii Why: Because this luxurious beachfront Kauai resort offers enormous condos with full kitchens, washer/dryers, and oversized bathrooms, plus a two-acre fantasy swimming pool with a flumed water slide for the kids. Save a whopping 42 percent with the early-bird special when you stay a minimum of two nights. Book by Feb. 24, 2014 and travel by March 2015. Use promo code EARLYBIRD.


(MORE: View a family trip plan: 5 days on Kauai with kids.)


Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Where: Newport Beach, California Why: Because at this sun-soaked California resort you can trade your woolly socks and mittens for three themed swimming pools, par-3 golf, and a short walk to the Newport Bay Ecological Preserve. Book a stay of at least three nights and you’ll save 30 percent on a getaway throughout 2014.


Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

hot deals: Sanibel Harbour Marriott

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

Where: Fort Myers, Florida Why: Because this 85-acre resort offers all you need for a fun family escape, with four pools, many water sports, an excellent spa, and a half-dozen restaurants. Book four or more nights with the Sometimes More is Less offer and save 20 percent off the best available rate. Book through Feb. 28 and travel by Mar. 31, 2014. Use promo code D3Q.


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