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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are deal days for travelers

Topdeck Travel, a group of travel operator for 18-year-olds to 30-somethings, offers 70 percent savings on a five-day Sydney Discovery trip.
Topdeck Travel, a group of travel operator for 18-year-olds to 30-somethings, offers 70 percent savings on a five-day Sydney Discovery trip.Handout

Don’t be a turkey and go to the mall on Black Friday. Instead, tuck into those Thanksgiving leftovers while taking a trip across the Web to book some tempting travel deals. And, Cyber Monday (Nov. 27) is an even bigger day for snagging online discounts, so while you’re polishing off that turkey tetrazzini, go online to secure discounts to distant warm weather places like Mexico and the Caribbean, or maybe a ski vacay, or a staycation in Boston or Vermont. Some of the savings are significant, 50 percent and more, and there are also added perks like spa treatments and puppies, too. Remember to read the fine print when you book the deals — restrictions might include blackout dates, minimum stays, nonrefundable bookings, added taxes and fees, and paid-in-full requirements. Here’s a sampling of some of the enticing deals to gobble up.



The Wigwam, Litchfield Park, Ariz.

The iconic Historic Hotels of America resort, also home to the Red Door Salon Spa, is offering 50 percent off the best available rates, per night, minimum two-night stay — for rates as low as $99. The deal is good for stays through Jan. 28, and you can book it beginning Black Friday through Cyber Monday by calling 623-935-3811 or at www.wigwamarizona.com


Book a trip to Sydney, Australia, with Topdeck Travel, a group travel operator for 18-year-olds to 30-somethings, for a 70 percent savings on a five-day Sydney Discovery trip. With the discount, the trips begin at $159 per person for the entire five-day trip. The deal launches Nov. 23, and runs through Cyber Monday. Topdeck also has other deals to far-flung spots. To book, visit www.topdeck.travel/black-friday-2017.

A room at the Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego.
A room at the Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego.Handout

Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego

A post-holiday $99 per night rate is yours if you book Black Friday through Cyber Monday for a stay valid through Jan. 15. Bonus: The first five travelers to book will receive a $100 food and beverage credit. The deal kicks off Black Friday and runs through Cyber Monday. To book, visit www.hardrockhotelsd.com


Plantation on Crystal River, Crystal River, Fla.

Visit one of the only places in North America where you can legally swim with West Indian manatees. If you book the hotel’s one-night Swim With the Manatees package beginning Black Friday through Cyber Monday, the rate will be $274 for two guests (an 18 percent discount) — you’ll get garden-view room accommodations, a manatee snorkeling tour for two, breakfast for two, and a welcome bag with a plush manatee toy and other goodies. The deal is valid for travel only in January. To book, call 800-632-6262.

Whitehall, Camden, Maine

You’ll get a 30 percent discount on any two-night midweek stay, Sunday through Thursday, at this seasonal 36-room-and-suite Lark hotel. Regular rates typically range from $99 to $399. The deal is good for stays in May, June, September, or October 2018. Book beginning Black Friday through Cyber Monday using the code CYBERMON at www.whitehallmaine.com.

Viceroy Hotel Group

The cyber deal kicks off Cyber Monday, but you’ll have a full week to score some discounted stays at Viceroy Hotels throughout the country, including a 40 percent discount at Viceroy Central Park. The deals are for travel through Dec. 21, 2018. To view the other hotel discounts and to book, visit www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

Velas Resorts, Mexico

Book on Black Friday, and you’ll save 50 percent on rooms at one of these all-inclusive resorts. Each has a unique deal, including the one at Casa Velas, an adults-only boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta where, in 2018, the discounted suites start at $260 per person, per night, and you’ll also get up to $200 in spa credits, a 20 percent discount in the hotel’s boutique, unlimited golf, airport transportation, and more; discounted rates are also available for December 2017. To book visit www.velasresorts.com



Sunrise Springs Spa Resort, Santa Fe

This New Mexican wellness retreat is offering 30 percent off stays and one private puppy play session; rates typically begin at $205 per night. The resort has paired with Assistance Dogs of the West, a program to train puppies to become service dogs, and the pups are taught to interact with guests to nurture trust and connection. The deal is for stays from Dec. 15 to March 29, and can be booked Cyber Monday through Dec. 4. To book, call 800-704-0531.

Artworks at Denver’s The Art, a hotel.
Artworks at Denver’s The Art, a hotel.Handout

The Art, a hotel, Denver

At this hotel, sitting pretty in Denver’s Museum District with contemporary art pieces throughout, you’ll pay $252.80 for a luxury suite, a 60 percent savings (the rate is a nod to Denver’s location at 5,280 feet about sea level) when you book the Mile-High Monday package on Cyber Monday. The package includes the Art Run, a 5K that takes you by Denver’s best public art pieces, champagne, and chocolates. Book at gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?tps=fml&adult=1&step=1&hotel=62697&shell=rDENMH2&chain=10237&template=rDENMH&promo=procyber&avcurrency=USD

Kimpton Marlowe, Cambridge


The Kimpton Marlowe has a unique Cyber Monday deal. At 25 past each hour, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (so beginning at 9:25 a.m.), a limited number of guest rooms will be available to book for $99 per room, per night. The deal can be applied to stays between Nov. 27 and March 31. To book, call 800-825-7140 or visit www.hotelmarlowe.com

Kuoda Travel

This personalized travel company that books private tours in Peru is offering an itinerary to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas on Cyber Monday for a savings of $1,100 per person. The deal: $4,280 per person, based on double occupancy (originally $5,350) for an eight-day, seven-night tour, including accommodations, some meals, private transfers, private tour guides, and adventures like ziplines and biking. The promo is good for travel from April 2 to Sept. 30, 2018. To book, call 800-986-4150.

Spring Creek Ranch and the view beyond.
Spring Creek Ranch and the view beyond.Handout

Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson, Wyo.

Here’s the deal at this property atop East Gros Ventre Butte: Stay two nights and you’ll get a third night free, plus 50 percent off a one-hour massage at the Wilderness Adventure Spa. Must book on Cyber Monday; call 800-443-6139 (valid for hotel rooms, not condos or homes) for travel between Dec. 1 and Jan. 31.

Brannan Cottage Inn, Napa Valley, Calif.

Get the second night free when you book a two-night midweek stay or, if you reserve a two-night weekend stay, you’ll get 50 percent off the second night at this inn with hot spring pools. Book beginning Cyber Monday through Dec. 3 for travel beginning Nov. 29 to Feb. 28. To book, visit www.brannancottageinn.com


Rail Europe

Grab some discounts on rail tickets and passes from Rail Europe. Five European travel deals will be launched, and you can book these deals beginning Cyber Monday through Dec. 1. There are several discounts, depending on the journey, including $40 off first-class France to Spain High Speed tickets; minimum $150, international routes. Book with coupon code SPAINCYBER17 at www.raileurope.com/promotions/rail-europe-cyber-deals-2017

The Charles Hotel, Cambridge

Located in Harvard Square, the hotel is offering 50 percent off on select dates between Nov. 27 and March 31, when you book between 11 a.m. and noon on Cyber Monday; regular rates start at $359. Book at www.thecharleshotel.com

Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego

You’ll get 50 percent off the best available rates, plus waived parking and resort fees, on stays at this sprawling SoCal spot beginning Nov. 25 through March 31. Book on Black Friday through Cyber Monday by calling 844-679-4690 or visiting www.ranchobernardoinn.com .

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Get up to 50 percent off, and kids (12 and under) stay free, plus you’ll get free family sliming and a 50 percent spa credit for each adult when you book the Cyber Week special Nov. 22-29. Regular rates at the resort typically start at $433 per adult, per night. The deal is good for stays Jan. 1 through Dec. 22, 2018; book at www.nickresortpuntacana.com.

Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan
Lighthouse Pointe at Grand LucayanHandout

Grand Lucayan, Grand Bahama Island

Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan has a Cyber Monday deal with rates starting at $91 per person, per night including breakfast, a $50 spa credit (one per room) and complimentary greens fees at the Reef Course. The deal is based on a minimum two-night stay and can be booked Cyber Monday through Nov. 30, for travel Nov. 25 through Jan. 31. Visit www.grandlucayan.com or call 855-708-6671 and refer to code BLKFR.

Hotel Commonwealth, Boston

The clock is ticking for a $100-a-night staycation at this hotel in the heart of Boston. That’s more than 50 percent off regular room rates. The deal begins at 10 a.m. on Cyber Monday, and runs only for the next 100 minutes. The promo is valid on stays for the next 100 days (through March 7). To book, visit www.hotelcommonwealth.com and enter code “Score100” or call 866-784-4000.

BodyHoliday, St. Lucia

This all-inclusive health and wellness resort is offering discounted rates up to 30 percent off, which typically begin at $725 per person, per night (the discounted rated is $508). The deal also includes a stress test through the resort’s BodyScience program and a complimentary osteopathy consultation. The deal can be booked beginning Cyber Monday through Nov. 30, for travel from Jan. 3 to March 24. To book, visit thebodyholiday.com and enter code BHKICK17.

Laurie Wilson can be reached at laurieheather@yahoo.com.