Spring is finally here! Well … sort of … for some of us. Either way, why not celebrate by taking a trip or getting a jump start planning your destination wedding or honeymoon? We’ve found some great deals to help you out:
Geek out on a “Game of Thrones” tour in Croatia
If you love HBO’s “Game of Thrones” why not explore some of the filming sites? Zicasso, an online luxury travel referral service, is offering a 7-day tour for $3,200 per person, and if you book by June 15 you also get a free Blue-Ray/DVD set of the show’s first three seasons and a five-book box set. You’ll visit Split, Krka National Park, Hvar, Ston and Dubrovnik and see where the show is shot as well as gorgeous scenery and (real) historic sites. The package includes hotels, breakfast, land transportation, tour guides and more. For more information, visit zicasso.com.
Get married with Viceroy Hotels
Viceroy Palm Springs offers a luxurious desert setting for a destination wedding. You can reserve a private courtyard, or the entire resort, for a private event. They also have a new ballroom for larger receptions. Wedding packages start at $5,000 for Sunday through Thursday and $7,000 for Friday and Saturday. For additional information or to submit a request for proposal, visit the Viceroy Palm Springs’ website. Or, consider the Viceroy Anguilla. The hotel is offering a “Suite Returns” package for couples who host a wedding on the property. If you book more than 100 rooms you’ll receive a complimentary five-night stay in an Ocean View Suite for your first anniversary. For reservations and more information, visit the Viceroy Anguilla’s website.
Plan your bachelorette party in Silicon Valley
Hotel Valencia Santana Row, ranked the No. 1 hotel in San Jose by U.S. News and World Report, is offering a Sea to Sky package for a summer getaway with a group of six. The package includes a two-night stay in three guest rooms, including the Presidential Suite, a wine and cheese presentation, bottle of Cristal, in-suite six-course dinner, equestrian tour, helicopter ride, $1,000 gift card and a personal shopper, limousine service and more. The package starts at $15,000 and you can add more guests if you’ve got a larger bridal party for an additional fee. For more information, visit hotelvalencia-santanarow.com.
Throw your engagement party at Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills
If you’re looking for an intimate setting for an engagement party, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower, the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills is perfect. They offer secluded poolside options or the penthouse with an outdoor patio. Packages start at $34 per person and include small bites and specialty cocktails. For more information visit the Avalon’s website.
Plan a worry-free wedding with Marriott
Marriott wants to make it easier to plan your destination wedding, so they’re launching new services at eight tropical resorts as part of their “Worry-Free Weddings” program. You can get deals on rooms and ceremonies, help planning with the “Nuptial Navigator,” specially designed group activities, activities for the groom and his friends, and discounts for couples. There are also certified wedding planners to help you every step of the way. For more information, visit paradisebymarriott.com.
Go eco-friendly with Hilton Worldwide
Hilton is celebrating Earth Day by offering special spring rates starting at $99 a night. The Hilton Papagayo Cost Rica Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive resort with hiking trails and eco-friendly spa services. Hilton Curaçao has an on-site diving program and renovated rooms that are some of the newest on the island. The Condado Plaza Hilton is working on a reef restoration project and offers an eco-friendly reef to snorkel on. There are tons of other options in the Caribbean and Central America, for reservations or further information, visit hiltoncaribbean.com.
Take a break from the World Cup at Ponta dos Ganchos
If you’re planning on visiting Brazil for the World Cup, you may want to take a break from the crowds at some point. Luckily, Ponta dos Ganchos, one of the most exclusive beach resorts in Brazil, is helping you do just that. You can relax on the beach, indulge in spa treatments and even reserve a private island for dinner. For more information, visit pontadosganchos.com.
Plan your 12/13/14 wedding at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa
Not only is it easy to remember, but 12/13/14 will be the last sequential date until January 2, 2103. So if that’s important to you, you may want to take Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa up on their offer. The hotel is offering 12 percent discounts on food and beverages, 13 percent of spa appointments and 14 percent off golf tee times. And any couple who books a wedding on that date will get to stay in the resorts Crenshaw Suite at a special rate, $1,213.14, from December 12 through the 15th. They’ll also be invited back for free weekend stays on their 12th, 13th, and 14th wedding anniversaries. For more information, visit omnihotels.com.