The Best Holiday Deals and Getaways - Family Traveller (USA)
If you're looking to celebrate the holidays with a family vacation, look no further than these hotels and properties that are offering holiday deals and packages. From the Florida Keys to San Francisco to Charleston, make some family travel memories this holiday season.

Wild Dunes Resort | Charleston, South Carolina

Holly Jolly Holiday Family Vacation Package: Available December 23-30, guests can experience the best in family bonding with the resort’s Holly Jolly Holiday Family Vacation Package, beginning at $165/night for two people (one king bed) and $175/night for four people (two beds) and including:

  • Nightly accommodations in a two-bedroom Village suite or two-bedroom Resort condominium
  • Holiday Feast Delivered: including whole roasted turkey with all the fixings like apple and walnut stuffing, sweet potato casserole, pecan pie and more (additional $350 per family*)

To book a Wild Dunes Resort Holiday package, please visit www.wilddunes.com or call 877.561.9015.

Hotel EMC2 | Chicago, Illinois

Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection, 228 E. Ontario, a boutique hotel celebrating the convergence of art and science, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s premier shopping, dining, and attractions, is offering the The Art of Shopping package. The package includes premier overnight accommodations in one of the hotel’s 195 beautifully designed rooms. Before starting a full day of retail therapy, guests can enjoy a complimentary Grab and Go breakfast at the property’s contemporary restaurant, the Albert featuring delicious baked pastries, fresh fruit and a warm cup of coffee or tea. Those who book this package will receive a $50 Visa gift card upon arrival, perfect to check off those last minute gift purchases. Lastly, in conjunction with the hotel’s celebration of art, visitors can take home a customized printed portrait from the hotel’s featured local artist, Jonathan Plotkin, whose captivating artwork is displayed throughout the lobby, restaurant and guestroom floors. Rates for this package start at $219 per night.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit hotelemc2.com/special-offers/ or call 1-800-228-9290. Offer is valid from November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019.

Hawks Cay Resort | Duck Key, Florida

Christmas is coming early to Hawks Cay Resort with a special package and themed activities starting Dec. 1. Families looking to start a new holiday tradition in the warmth of the Florida Keys can sunbathe alongside Santa and his elves, create gingerbread houses and design Christmas cards during Hawks Cay’s 25 days of Christmas. Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves make Hawks Cay Resort their home for the 25 days leading up to Christmas to entertain families with unique activities. The Christmas package includes:

  • Elf Tuck-Ins – Elves pay a visit to children before bedtime to tell stories and deliver an early Christmas gift from one of Santa’s helpers
  • Story time and hot chocolate with Mrs. Claus in the Resort Lobby
  • Santa’s workshop – Coral Cay transforms into a workshop where children can create a special ornament with Santa
  • Gingerbread houses – A gingerbread house kit is included in the package for families
  • Carolers – A group of carolers can make an appearance to villas or hotel rooms as a surprise for families
  • Letters to Santa – Families can write letters to Santa on Sunday afternoons at Coral Cay
  • Christmas “Spirit” Card – Complimentary Christmas cocktails at Angler and Ale, Sixty-One Prime Bar and Tiki Grill Bar

Guests staying for two or more nights from Dec. 1-25 can take advantage of a 25 percent discount. Those who booked the Christmas package Dec. 1-25 can take advantage of 20 percent off a Dolphin Discovery experience, 15 percent off any 80-minute spa treatment at Calm Waters Spa and late check-out subject to availability.

For a full list of Christmas activities or to book, visit https://www.hawkscay.com/hawks-cay-christmas or call (855)-819-0398.

Refinery Hotel | New York City

Refinery Hotel is helping travelers embrace the holiday spirit with an assortment of unique holiday programming. Ranging from in-room amenities to festive treats, the hotel is the perfect place to spend the holidays with family or friends. Offerings include:

Refinery’s Winter Spectacular Stay: Guests staying at Refinery Hotel during the month of December can select Refinery’s "Winter Spectacular Stay" package for the ultimate seasonal in-room experience. The package includes a fresh Christmas Tree delivery in-room with an assortment of decorations and seasonal F&B room service (hot chocolate, spiked frozen eggnog, holiday cookies and milk). For those looking for added holiday entertainment, a Gingerbread House decorating kit with nostalgic candy tops off an evening in. Book online here.

Festive Hot Chocolate Cart (kid and adult friendly): Each afternoon, guests can relax and recharge after a long day of holiday shopping with Refinery Hotel’s complimentary hot chocolate cart. Adults can spike their hot chocolate with a little extra something, while keeping the kids entertained with delicious toppings such as sprinkles, candy canes, and marshmallows.

Santa’s Sleigh at Refinery Hotel: This December, Santa’s red sleigh full of toys will be displayed in the beautiful lobby of Refinery Hotel. Each child who checks into the hotel will be able to pick one special treat from the sleigh to kickstart the holiday season.

Hotel Fusion | San Francisco, California

Hotel Fusion, located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, has a unique Holiday package that solves those holiday travel blues. From December 17th and running through December 28th, the Hotel Fusion will run the ''Holiday Spirit Package" which includes room nights (room restrictions apply, please check website for availability), Breakfast for two (daily) and a 5-foot artificial Christmas tree and all the trimmings to decorate it. Then the hotel will ship the tree and the decorations directly to your home/office when you check out so you can enjoy them and the memories of your San Francisco Christmas year after year. If guests prefer they can donate the in room tree and ornaments to a local SF charity and provide the tree and ornaments to a family who otherwise would not have them.

Watergate Hotel | Washington, D.C.

This winter season, guests and locals are once again invited to enjoy the magical winter wonderland that transforms the iconic hotel’s rooftop bar, Top of the Gate, into a skating rink and cozy winter lounge. This one-of-a-kind synthetic ice rink offers an unforgettably unique experience with unparalleled 360-degree views of the nation’s capital, as well as a special menu with seasonal offerings and treats such as: Hotel Pretzels, Sausage & Peppers, Apple Cider Doughnuts, S’mores, Spiked Hot Chocolate, Kentucky Apple Cider, Mulled Wine, Mango Moscow Mule, etc.

  • Hours of operation are Wednesday – Friday, 5-10pm, and Saturday/Sunday, 1-10pm
  • Skate rentals are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under

Bluegreen Vacations Paradise Point, Ascend Resort Collection | Hollister, Missouri

This cozy and festive hotel has the package for holiday lovers looking for the ultimate holiday experience.  Bluegreen Vacations Paradise Point's Holiday Package, for 2BD or 3BD units for only an additional $39 a night (2 night minimum, 12/20/18 through 1/2/19), includes: a lit Christmas tree in unit, a holiday-themed gift basket, nightly delivery of hot cocoa platter with treats, s’mores kit, a stocked fridge with egg nog and cookie batter + decorating kit, and a private Elf Tuck-in with Christmas story telling for kids! And if you want to venture outside of your personal holiday paradise, the hotel is showcasing the Christmas light trail at Big Cedar along with their outdoor faux ice skating rink for $15 per person.