California Weekend Bargains for April 2006

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Costa Mesa Online, Costa Mesa

When travelers book a two-night minimum stay in a participating Costa Mesa hotel this spring and summer, they will receive a $30 reimbursement on their airfare with a copy of their e-ticket, or on the purchase of gasoline. Additionally, they will receive $30 per night in dining certificates redeemable at many fine Costa Mesa area restaurants. Costa Mesa is in Orange County and close to world-class shopping (South Coast Plaza), theme parks and beaches. Phone 800-399-5499.

Paradise Point Resort and Spa, San Diego

Stay longer and be rewarded.  Stay 3 Nights or more and save an additional 15% off  our spring rates.  
Limited time offer for stays in the months of March, April and May. Rates are confirmed at time of booking, available on only. Limited room types available at discounted rates. Multiple night stays required for discount.  Not applicable for groups or existing reservations and can not be combined with any other promotional offers. ALSO OFFERED: THE BUNGALOW BED AND BREAKFAST. Escape for the night and wake up to a private island paradise filled with lush palms and sparkling pools. Our Bungalow & Breakfast Vacation Package includes a night in one of our beautifully appointed bungalows overlooking lush gardens or San Diego’s Mission Bay, breakfast for two* at the Barefoot Bar & Grill restaurant and complimentary parking. Restrictions may apply. Limited room types available online. Contact reservations for additional room type availability and package rates. *Breakfast credit valued at $36 per day. Phone: 858-274-4630., Lodi

Check out LOW SPRING RATES. Enjoy a luxury houseboat vacation before May 25th! Colorful spring flowers dot the rugged landscape, accompanied by abounding wildlife, great fishing, and peaceful relaxation for you and your friends and family. Phone 209-333-8500.


Chaminade, Santa Cruz

Stay overnight during the month of April and you will receive a complimentary upgrade to one of our luxurious suites. After undergoing $6 million of renovations, Chaminade's new guest rooms feature contemporary Spanish furnishings that reflect the resort's history, while granite bathrooms, rich fabrics and innovative color palettes intertwine with the natural beauty of the California coast. Built high on a scenic mountain ridge, this stunning resort commands a panoramic view of the Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. 800-283-6569.

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach, Santa Barbara

The Cabrillo Inn at the Beach located Oceanfront at Santa Barbara's most desirable "East Beach" is celebrating its 30th year, same ownership anniversary on April 10, 2006. We will be offering the following Ocean view room specials: March from $89 Midweek $139 Weekends Limited Ocean view one king bed. April & May from $99 Midweek $149 Weekend Limited Ocean view one king bed. Above rates not valid holidays. Limited rooms available at these special rates. Inquire about Premium Ocean view rooms. Call now while they last and be sure to mention "California Weekend Getaways" for discount. Ask about our weekly Spanish Vacation Cottage Rentals. Your "home away from home" at a surprisingly affordable rate. 800-648-6708.

Central Reservations of Mammoth, Mammoth Lakes

Save up to $15 – $50 a night off Winter Prime Rates. Enjoy Fantastic Powder and Midwinter Conditions on Mammoth Mountain. This is the Best March in Years. Get a Free Night in Addition to the $15 - $50 a night Savings. Make a 4 night reservation and your 5th Night is Free. Mention California Weekend and Save. 800-321-3261.

Stevenswood, Mendocino

It's whale-watching season and the WHALE-OF-A-DEAL offer is available anytime before June 29th, 2006. Valid for Sunday through Thursday stays. Not all rooms are eligible. Please contact resort directly for reservations. No other discounts, coupons, certificates, promotions, auctions or packages can be combined with this offer. Valid until June 29th 2006. Certain restrictions and blackout dates apply. Not applicable to online bookings, reservations made through consolidators or travel agents and please mention offer by name. 800-421-2810.

Golden Bear Lodging, Big Bear Lake

Resorts are OPEN with the best snow of the season--Save now on great discount package rates for a 2 day stay at our AAA approved Diamond rated lodging resort, AND then you can save 30% on SKI and SNOWBOARD TICKETS too. By using your AAA card you save 30% on your lodging, whether you buy ski tickets or not. AAA member Weekday lodging special 2 day rate shown below. Book online or call 1-800-461-1023 and ask for our AAA weekday discount offer. You will save 30% on a 2 day lift ticket ($69 instead of $99) if you choose to purchase them. Please, purchase these tickets at the time you book your lodging. Ticket vouchers are good at both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts which are both about 5 minutes from Golden Bear Cottages property. This is Big Bear's best Midweek Bargain. Ski vouchers are not good on Saturday or Sunday and have some blackout dates. All ski resorts will be open this year until at least Easter Sunday April,16. For the latest conditions on the mountain click here

L'Auberge, Del Mar

Discover the tranquility and romance of L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa, located in the beautiful coastal village of Del Mar, San Diego. Save 45% off your next stay, Sunday through Thursday, and pay only $179 per night!* Experience AAA, Four Diamond luxury accommodations, room to relax, miles of scenic coastline and spa pampering. An ocean oasis awaits you. Offer valid through May 25, 2006. Restrictions apply. Subject to availability. Not valid for groups or in conjunction with any other offer.

Crown City Inn and Bistro, Coronado

Come to Coronado for the weekend to relax by the beach, eat in exceptional restaurants, shop in one-of-a-kind boutiques! Stay two nights and get breakfast in our award-winning Crown Bistro plus a walking tour of Coronado -- all for $129.50 per night. Available through March 16, 2006.

Squaw Valley Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe

Frequent Skier Program - Ski or ride any 4 days and receive the 5th day
FREE.  Save more when you buy a ticket on Tue, Wed or Thur for only $55.
These discounted tickets count towards your 5th day being free.

College Student OnLine Discount Program - College students who register
and download the online coupon are eligible for $43 lift tickets every
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday all season (non-holiday). Note: you must
register online, bring the printed coupon with you, and present current
valid college ID to qualify for the discount. 

Kids Ski for only $5 everyday

First Time Adventure Package - Offered at the Papoose Learning Center.
Package includes a Papoose lift ticket, equipment rental (skis or
snowboards) and a two-hour introductory ski or snowboard lesson - all
for only $65. Then, once you have mastered those skills, upgrade to the
next level, and the upper mountain for only $44.

Embassy Suites Hotel - Lake Tahoe Resort

Located in the center of it all, Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe is just steps from Heavenly's gondola, ice-skating, shopping, movie theaters, world-class entertainment, casinos and more. This March brings incredible snow AND discounted Embassy lodging rates for skiers, boarders and winter enthusisasts. $159/night (mid-week) includse a spacious two-room suite, complimtnary cooked-to-order breakfast, evening manager's reception for apres-ski fun, complimentary ski/board valet and more. Some restrictions apply. Call 1-877-497-8483.

The Portola Plaza Hotel, Monterey Bay


Special winter rates through March 30, 2006: $129 per night (Sun-Thur)    $149 per night (Fri-Sat)

Along the bay, nestled between Fisherman's Wharf and downtown Monterey, lies Portola Plaza Hotel - Monterey's premier waterfront hotel. Now's the perfect time to experience our rich, sophisticated styling, well-appointed guest rooms, unique restaurants, and rejuvenating spa. Two night minimum. Some restrictions apply. Call 888-222-5851

Gold Mountain Manor, Big Bear Lake

Stay 2 nights midweek and get one free night for stays in April and May. Only one free night per stay. Weekdays only (M-Th). Not used with holidays nor combined with other specials. OR Massages for two (one hour each) in privacy of own room or suite for midweek for both. Also receive a gift of homemade Gold Mountain Manor Luxurious Milk Bath to take home with you. Only need to book one night for eligibility. $99 for massages. 800-509-2604.

Northwoods Resort, Big Bear Lake

Northwoods Resort & Conference Center and Elevations Day Spa in Big Bear Lake have teamed-up to offer special mid-week ‘Pampered Guest Packages.' These special spa packages are available Monday through Thursday. Romance Package ~ The “Romance Package” features a spacious guestroom with hand-crafted furnishings in the Adirondack-style, breakfast for two in Stillwells Restaurant and a one-hour ‘Couples’ massage. The rate for this mid-week ‘Pampered Guest Package’ is $284.00. Run Away & Play Package ~ The “Run Away and Play Package” offers couples a large, standard room for two and a extraordinary four-hour retreat at Elevations Day Spa for facials, salt glow body polish, massage, pedicure and light meal. The rate for this mid-week ‘Pampered Guest Package’ is $392.00. Couples Indulgence Package ~ The “Couples Indulgence Package” features a restful guestroom, nourishing breakfast for two in Stillwells Restaurant and a two-hour ‘Couples Together’ spa indulgence featuring aromatherapy body wraps, 30-minute foot reflexology treatment and a one-hour massage for the both of you. The rate for this mid-week ‘Pampered Guest Package’ is $605.00. The “Snow Shoe Tour Package” is based on double occupancy and features a spacious guestroom designed with custom rustic furnishings, a hearty breakfast for two at Stillwells Restaurant, transportation to historic Hitchcock Ranch in Holcomb Valley for a three-hour snowshoe tour, equipment rental and a naturalist-guide from the Big Bear Lake Discovery Center. The rate for this mid-week adventure is $93.00 (per person based on double occupancy). The “Eagle Adventure Tour Package” is based on double occupancy and offers nature enthusiasts a large, standard room for two, a hearty breakfast, introductory lecture on Big Bear’s wintering eagle population, transportation and a two-hour guided tour around the Lake searching for eagles. Package rate for the “Eagle Adventure Tour” is $93.00 (per person based on double occupancy).1 The “Ski & Ride Package” is based on double occupancy and features a spacious, standard room for two, a nourishing snow-sports breakfast and two lift passes good for both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain resorts. Package rate for the mid-week “Ski & Ride” package is $109.00 (per person based on double occupancy). An added incentive to take advantage of this great offer, Northwoods Resort is offering shuttle service to and from the base area of both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit resorts.

Sorensen's Resort, Lake Tahoe

Stay three nights for the price of two in this log cabin resort in the mountains a few miles from South Lake Tahoe. Valid M-Th, non-holiday, during off-season -- call for details (click on link).

Riverside Resort and Casino, Laughlin

3 days/2 nights for two people plus two show tickets for major artists. Reservations must be cancelled no less than 7 days prior to first concert date. Show/packages subject to cancellation without notice. Not valid with any other offer or promotions. Subject to availability. $88-94.

The Inn at Occidental, Northern Coast

The "Need to be Kneaded" Special This pampering midweek special (offered Monday through Thursday) includes your choice of a romantic Courtyard Room plus a 60 minute Swedish massage for two (side-by-side or individually), aromatic tea bag, and a split of Korbel champagne. And don't forget, we offer Sonoma County wines, cheese and hors d oeuvres during our evening reception and a full gourmet breakfast. $459.

Grand Pacific Resort, San Diego North

Don´t miss out on these incredible bargains! Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel in Carlsbad is offering incredible deals on 2-night beach getaways for only $89 to $249 for up to four people! Packages include Dining Certificates, LEGOLAND California tickets, SeaWorld San Diego tickets, San Diego Zoo tickets or Wild Animal Park tickets. These packages sell out quickly, so book your getaway today.

Fess Park Wine Country Inn and Spa Vigne, Santa Barbara

This package is a one night get away for people who want to pamper themselves while enjoying our relaxing spa and beautiful Fess Parker’s Wine Country Inn. Includes: Deluxe Accommodations with Fireplace; Full American Breakfast; Choice of 1 Hr. Aromatherapy Facial; or 1 Hr. Therapeutic Massage per person; Wine Tasting for two at Fess Parker Winery and at the Epiphany Cellars Tasting Room; Complimentary Parking. $365 Sunday through Thursday; gift certificates available.

Historic Mission Inn, Inland Empire

Available Sunday thru Thursday. A Taste of Paradise room and spa package. One night accommodations in a magnificent haven include wonderfully personalized 50 minute massages and unlimited access of hotel's facilities (i.e: fitness center, pool, whirlpool, steam rooms, etc.) Starting at $300 in a Deluxe Guestroom. lists monthly bargains here as a free service for advertisers. To inquire about listing your property on, please phone 760-471-7693 or write


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