California Weekend Bargains for May 2006

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Embassy Suites LaJolla, LaJolla

Several new lodging packages: Fun Fish Package includes 2 backpacks with fish food, a fish theme beach ball, activity coloring book, disposable camera and more; Room and a Movie Package includes a new movie release, popcorn and sodas; Romance Package includes iced sparkling wine or cider and See's chocolates upon arrival, along with comfy robes and slippers; Suite Dinner for Two Package includes diner for two daily either in our Coast Cafe Restaurant or ordered through room service -- meals include choice of two salads, two appetizers, two entrees, two desserts and two beverages including wine. 858-453-0400.

Inns by the Sea, Central Coast

Nine romantic California inns offer various specials for specific dates shown on their website. Click HERE to see current specials or phone 800-433-4732.

Greenhorn Ranch, Quincy

Weekend Getaways April 28 – June 9 and August 19 – December 1:  Looking for a romantic weekend or a break from it all? This great vacation package for two includes a special gift basket, Friday evening BBQ, private ride Saturday morning, picnic lunch on the lawn, group ride Saturday afternoon, candle light dinner and Sunday champagne brunch for just $957 per couple.  800-334-6939.

Pacifica Hotels, San Francisco to San Diego

$50 gas card when you stay three nights at any one of dozens of Pacifica Hotels . 800-720-0223.

San Diego Marriott, San Diego

Package includes guest room, two for breakfast, free self-parking. Save 10 to 15 percent on tickets to SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum, Wild Animal Park, Old Town Trolley, Maderas Golf Course, Hornblower Cruises, bicycle rentals, Seaforth Boat Rentals and Sunset Sails. Up to 25 percent off specific treatments at Spa Tiki "Islands Influenced" Day Spa. Also good at San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter and Coronado Island Marriott Resort. Call 619-234-1500 for package rates.

Tributary Whitewater Tours, Gold Country

$10 off 1/2 day trips, $20 off 1 day trips and $20-$30 off 2 day trips on all rivers. Monday through Friday. Phone 800-672-3846.

Beyond Limits Adventures, Gold Country

Pay for six rafters and we'll give you the seventh person free. PRE SEASON SPECIAL DEAL! YUBA and AMERICAN RIVERS -- Valid for any Beyond Limits trip that is reserved and paid in full prior to June 3, 2006. Trip may take place anytime during the 2006 season. No other discounts apply. Space is limited so contact us soon for information. In order to sign up for a trip, please fill out our online reservation form or call us. 800-234-7238.

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

Book your reservation for Friday and Saturday (5/26 & 5/27) of Memorial Day weekend and receive a free upgrade from a single Queen room up to a two Queen Forest View Room!  Other May specials include our Girlfriend’s Getaway from $288.17 per person (does not include tax and resort fee) which includes four 50-minute massages, dinner for four, buffet breakfast for four, and lunch for four on the Spa Terrace. 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 with the same ownership and we will be offering the following Ocean view room May special:  $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.

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

Getaway Today on our Tank of Gas! Get $25 or $50 Cash Back Today. The Free Tank of Gas offer is available to visitors booking a one or two night's stay on weekdays and two nights on weekends at Golden Bear Cottages through June 29, 2006 (non-holiday). $25 cash per day will be given to the guest at check-in. Limit of one, cash back offer per reservation. Guest must mention promotion at the time of booking. This offer may not be used in combination with any other Golden Bear Cottages Resort offer or promotion. AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED, SO CALL TODAY TO GET THE SIZE CABIN THAT IS BEST FOR YOUR FAMILY. 800-461-1023

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.

Embassy Suites Hotel - Lake Tahoe Resort

$109 package offered by South Lake Tahoe's only 4 diamond all suite property, located "In the Center of it All". Includes complimentary cooked to order breakfast daily and complimentary evening managers reception daily. Package: $109 per night Sunday - Thursday, based on a minimum 3 night weekday stay, price is for single or double occupancy in a King bedded suite. Available May 7-11, 2006, and May 14-18, 2006.  Call 1-877-497-8483.

The Portola Plaza Hotel, Monterey Bay

Save over $150 with the Ultimate Monterey Experience: Guest room for one night, 2 Aquarium passes, Breakfast for Two, Bottle of Monterey County wine, Complimentary Wine Tasting, 15% off entire bill at JACKS Restaurant, Wine Tasting Guide and Map. Rates starting at $219. 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 “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). Phone 800-866-3121

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.

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 Parker Wine Country Inn and Spa Vigne, Santa Barbara

This package is a one night getaway 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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