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Pack your Bags- Best Vacation Bargains

Posted on: May 27, 2010


For Family Fun without the credit card hangover,try these top travel deals

Beach Destinations

1.Alabama Gulf coast

Why go : Beyond the white sand beaches and warm water, there’s hiking, deep sea fishing, a zoo , an acquarium and historic Fort Morgan.

Where to stay : The beach club is a terrific place to stay (1-866-601-9243), an 86 acre

beachfront resort with nine pools, a day spa, tennis courts and a children’s program on-site.

2.Outer Banks, North Carolina

Why go : Explore bike paths,lighthouses and protected sand dunes.Go shelling,crabbing,windsurfing.

Take a ferry from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke Island – once home to Blackbeard the pirate.

Where to stay ; to get the complete beach experience, rent one of the regions 12,000 cottages.
(www.outerbanks.org)

3.Hawaii

Why go : It is finally Affordable.
This is the time to get to a luau or hit the surf..
Where to stay : Resorts like Starwood, offer rooms for as low as $135 a night (www.endlessescape.com).

Another option : Rent a villa with a full kitchen to cut meal costs.During a recent online research, a condo was spotted in Oahu that sleeps four for $599 per week.

Can’t beat that.

4.Prince Edward Island , Canada

Why go : Great exchange rates make this serene Island even more of a gem.Go biking or relax on pink sand at Basin Head and Red Point.

Where to stay : Camp in the provincial parks,rates start at $15 US.

(www.peiplay.com)

5.Rhode Island

Why go : They don’t call it the Ocean State for nothing : 400 miles of coastline means beaches are often unspoiled.Stop by ice-cream shops and ride the country’s oldest operating carousel.

Where to stay : Go to http://www.visitrhodeisland.com for hotel deals, bed and breakfasts and rental cottages.

6.St John

Why Go : This tiny spot is less developed than its popular neighbours.In the off season it is surprisingly inexpensive (www.usvitourism.vi).

Where to Stay : At Maho bay Camps, you sleep in tent-Cottages nestled in lush hillside overlooking the bay for a low season rate of $75 per night to sleep adults and two children under 16.Every Cottage has its own deck,fans,linens and cooking gear..(www.maho.org)

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