6 Last-Minute Summer Vacation Deals

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Think it’s too late to take a summer vacation? Nonsense! August is filled with last-minute vacation ideas, so finish up the back-to-school shopping for the kids and pack your bags for one last bit of summer fun!

Sweet Tooth Summers in Hershey
Head to Hershey, Pa., home of the Hershey Chocolate Bar and a number of family amusements, including Hersheypark amusement park. The “Ultimate Summer Package” family package includes three nights’ accommodations at Hotel Hershey, two-day admission to Hersheypark, and admission to Hershey Gardens and the Hershey Story Museum, not to mention a Hershey tote bag filled with goodies for the kids. This deal is valid now through September 4, and begins at $445 per night.

All-Inclusive at Club Med
There’s something sweet about using a credit card just once on an all-inclusive family vacation, and Club Med is happy to provide families accommodations, food and beverages and a plethora of activities, including children’s programs, for one low price. The seven-night “Wow Sales Event Special” family escape starts as low as $799 and is available at the Florida Club Med Sandpiper, the Cancun Club Med Yucatan, as well as the Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The offer ends August 29, but if you can’t escape before summer ends, you can travel through October 2012.

Kids Free in Mexico
There are more all-inclusive deals where those came from, but this time, all-inclusive resorts in Mexico are sweetening the deal with kids stay free packages. In Cancun and Cozumel, stay at the Palace Resorts’ Cancun or Cozumel resorts and kids stay as well as eat free through August 31. Just book three or more nights and up to two children 12 and under per room with adults will be free. At the Occidental Resorts and Dreams Resorts in the Riviera Maya, kids also stay free when sharing rooms with adults.

Disney Deals
Everyone’s favorite theme park remains a top vacation destination for families, and thankfully Disney is offering deals for accommodations and tickets to take the bite out of the theme park visit. At Disney Resorts in Florida, the summer can end with a “New Memories Vacation Package” where families can enjoy five nights and Disney Resorts as low as $67 per person, per day. The packages include a free dining plan, theme park tickets, and a Disney photo album for your vacation pictures after the trip. The offer ends August 27, but you’ll have until September 24 to stay.

Weekend Getaways
Looking for a weekend getaway? Omni Hotels and Resorts is offering 15 percent off weekend stays at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Omni Berkshire Place, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, Omni San Diego Hotel and Hotel Omni Mont-Royal. The “Family Discover Package” package is available for two nights and includes free breakfast for kids 12 and under. The offer is only available through September 5.

Historic Getaways to Williamsburg
Head to Williamsburg, Va., and step back in time, while also saving a pretty penny with two last-minute travel deals. Elect the three-night “Summer Bounce” package at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites with rates starting at $263 per night, and families will also receive three-in-one tickets for admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and Art Museums, Busch Gardens, and Water Country USA. If you’d prefer a two-night weekend jaunt, try the two-night Summer Package at the Williamsburg Lodge, which starts at $99 per person, per night. The package includes accommodations, daily breakfast, and tickets for admission to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and Art Museums, as well as a $100 activities card good for dining, shopping and recreational activities. Both packages are good through September 1.

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