hotels for holidays san francisco

A San Francisco Holiday with Hilton

San Francisco Union Square and Parc 55 San Francisco are offering their Holiday Bed & Breakfast Packages, which are ideal for those that want convenient access to shopping, theater productions and the Union Square Holiday Ice Rink.

In addition to exploring the vibrant Union Square neighborhood to view the spectacular holiday decorations, guests can enjoy shopping at the city’s largest selection of retail stores, outlets, boutiques and department stores; ice skating at the Union Square Holiday Ice Rink; taking in a holiday production at one of the many neighborhood theaters; visiting Santa Claus at Macy’s; enjoying The Nutcracker at the War Memorial Opera House; taking a ride on San Francisco’s legendary Cable Car; or just drifting the streets of Union Square, which will be all decked out for the season.

Dates: November 21, 2016 through January 1, 2017

Rates: the Hilton San Francisco Union Square’s Holiday Bed & Breakfast Package starts at $179 per night for two for a standard king room and breakfast buffet in the hotel’s Urban Tavern restaurant. The Parc 55 San Francisco’s Holiday Bed & Breakfast Package starts at only $179 per night for a standard king room for two with breakfast in the hotel’s Cable 55 restaurant.

(415) 771-1400
(415) 392-8000




Single travel 

Singles Save in 2017 with Overseas Adventure Travel

Overseas Adventure Travel is focusing on the solo traveler in 2017 by offering free single supplements (OAT Solo) on all of its adventures and optional pre-and-post trip extensions. However, while OAT includes several single spaces on every adventure and departure, this space is limited, so independent travelers are encouraged to reserve early.

The small group tour company notes that 40%, or two in five, of all O.A.T. travelers reserve their trips as independent travelers—versus just 27% in 2010.

Other perks include a free online Travel Companion program and a Best Price Guarantee.


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(800) 995-1925


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Orlando Winter Weekend Escape Package

The Orlando resort’s Seek The Weekend Package offers 20 percent savings on deluxe room accommodations plus a $25 daily resort credit for stays through March 31, 2017.

Once bags are dropped off at the Orlando resort near Walt Disney World, travelers can do everything from spending a day visiting local theme parks to having a relaxing afternoon sitting by the pool. Vacationers can dive into a refreshing experience at the Falls Pool Oasis, which includes a 104-step slide tower with two 200-foot winding waterslides and one 90-foot speed waterslide making it one of the tallest and fastest resort slides in Florida.

Rates: Starting at $163 per night, it must be booked by Dec. 30, 2016. Enter promotional code P91 or call to reserve. A minimum one-night stay is required that must include a Friday or Saturday.

(800) 327-6677


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Wild in India with World Spree’s New Tour

World Spree’s 11-night tour of India covers the highlights of northern India—the famed Golden Triangle—which includes the capital Delhi, Agra and the Taj Mahal,  and the picturesque pink city of Jaipur, plus a Bengal tiger safari in Ranthambhore National Park.

But it also includes an extra night between Agra and Ranthambhore, spent in a tiny Rajasthani farming village called Abhaneri. Tour participants arrive to a traditional village welcome and enjoy an overnight stay in a village tent camp that’s like a small resort.  The tents are furnished with comfortable beds and reading lamps and have private bathrooms with toilet, basin and hand-held shower, as well as a patio with recliners. Three meals based on Rajasthani cuisine are served buffet-style in the large dining tent.

Tour participants will have a chance to interact with the village folk, visit the school and a home and  gain insight into the rural heartbeat of India. Some  will simply relax in the sun, while others can  play cricket with the camp staff or watch a traditional cooking demonstration.  And, after dinner, all will enjoy a folk dance performance by a bonfire.  Before leaving Abhaneri there’s a visit to the amazing well of Chand Baori, a 10th-century stepwell with 13 floors and 3,500 steps that’s 98 feet deep—a unique Indian invention for harvesting rainwater.

Rates: $1,799 includes transpacific air fare (from San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York), all accommodations, daily buffet breakfasts, 11 other meals, all land transportation, baggage handling and caring English-speaking guides. Prices are per person, double occupancy and are subject to availability. There is no additional charge for credit cards.

Three post-trip extensions are on offer: a two-night stopover in Beijing ($200), a three-night trip to Amritsar ($599), and a five-night tour to Nepal ($849).

(866) 652-5656


bernardus lodge

Luxe Family Fun at Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley

Underscoring the recent debut of the new Villas & Suites at Bernardus Lodge & Spa, the luxe 73-guestroom property continues to cultivate its guest experience with the launch of a new butler service as well as yoga, baths, bocce ball and movie nights.  Ideal for romantics seeking a needed refuge or families ready to reconnect, this private sanctuary set on 28 acres of vineyards, gardens and lavender tucked in the corner pocket of California’s central coast sets the tone for an authentic adventure.

Yoga enthusiasts can master their tree pose with the counter calm of Bernardus’ new Yoga Butler. The butler will provide the perfect yoga set up complete with mat and blocks anywhere on the resort’s 28 acres.

A new Bocce Butler is a nod to the legacy of one of the oldest games in history with a definitive Bernardus spin.  Guest can enjoy white glove service in the form of shaken or stirred martinis served courtside along with cheese and charcuterie and private game lanes for 65/couple; $55/family of four.

For pampered relaxation a Bath Butler sets the stage with an in-room Vinotherapy experience.  Whether set in the new Villas deluxe handcrafted copper tub for two or the luxury guestroom soaking tubs surrounded by heated marble floors, fresh lavender and garden roses, this en-suite service is a self-guided experience for two for $200.

Family film night hits a high note with plush robes, a flickering fireplace and selection of Blu-ray classics paired with a new Movie Butler on tap. Guests can choose from a selection of Lucia Restaurant artisan pizzas, buttered popcorn, desserts and beverages served as a fine dining experience while lounging en-suite.  $45/couple; $90/family of four; movies complimentary.

Rates: Starting at $865

(831) 658-3400