April vacation isn’t just for students. From Cape Cod to New Hampshire, we found some luxe spots offering A-plus deals for educators — and some deals for students, too. So put down your planners, pack your bags, and make the most of spring break.
Teachers, kick back and relax at The Inn at Hastings Park. The luxury Lexington hotel offers educators 20 percent off, plus complimentary wine upon arrival, and complimentary breakfast on-site at Artistry on the Green. Par for the course: apple cinnamon French toast, buttermilk pancakes, or a breakfast sandwich with fried egg, arugula, cheddar cheese, and tomato jam. Hop on a complementary bicycle to explore historic Lexington and Concord. Explore nearby homes of Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, or just lay back in your room with that wine. Must show valid teacher ID. April 16-19, and April 23-25. 2027 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington. 781-301-6660. www.innathastingspark.com/specials-en.html
Educators and students score 20 percent off at pup-friendly Glen House by the foot of Mount Washington in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Soak up mountain views while you soak in the saltwater pool, and then dine at on-site Notch Grille. Think crab cakes, smoked salmon pate, slow-braised Korean barbecue pork on brioche, seared scallops with apple cider sweet potatoes, lobster and wild mushroom mac and cheese. You might wake to cinnamon brioche and maple sugar French toast, lemon ricotta potato cake with wild Maine blueberry compote, or root veggie and apple hash. (Plus treats for your dog.) Offer valid for stays April 12-28. Must book by April 23. Promo code: EDUCATE. 979 NH Route 16, Gorham, N.H. 603-466-3420. theglenhouse.com/packages-specials
Historic Vermont bed and breakfast, The Inn at Manchester, in the center of Manchester Village, offers teachers and students 15 percent off stays of two nights or longer, plus a fresh, cooked-to-order country breakfast. You might wake to buttermilk pancakes, tomato basil quiche, French toast, homemade granola, or house cottage cakes with warm apricot sauce. Bring your gear for nearby hiking, fishing, golf, plus pretty-as-a-picture covered bridges. Must present valid student or teacher ID upon check in. Available through April 30 with SPRINGBREAKER promo code. 3967 Main St., Manchester. 802-362-1793. innatmanchester.com/stay-at-the-inn/specials-packages/
For a slice of Old Cape summer — golf, tennis, lobster, champagne — beeline to Cape Cod’s luxe Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Harwich, where teachers are greeted with champagne. Both teachers and students get a special room rate starting at $150 per night. Golfers: guests of the hotel score access to neighboring Cape Cod National Golf Club, a private 18-hole course. Sit by the fireplace at on-site tavern Thoreau’s, where thoughtful dishes may include crab salad and avocado toast with grilled sourdough, quail eggs and pea shoots; salads include chopped purple kale with asiago and pangritata, and the beer-battered fish and chips are served with confit potato wedges and smashed mint and pea hummus, according to their online menu. Special rate from $150 per night, April 14-18; must call directly. 800-225-7125 or 508-432-5400. 2173 Route 28, Harwich. wequassett.com
Unplug and recharge with spa treatments, water views and lobster at West Street Hotel in Bar Harbor, Maine, where teachers save up to 20 percent off a one- to three-night stay, and up to 30 percent off stays of four-plus nights, plus daily breakfast for two, according to their website. Bar Harbor, on Mount Desert Island, is the gateway to Acadia National Park. With expanses of forests, rocky bluffs, and ocean views, you’ll want to pack your hiking shoes or mountain bike. Later enjoy cold brews, live music, and hearty pub food at on-site Paddy’s, serving lobster bisque with pretzel croutons, onion and Irish ale soup, hot corned beef sandwich with melted gruyère. You might wake to thick-cut stuffed Irish toast with whiskey batter, sliced banana, toasted pecans, and caramel drizzle, or scrambled eggs with wild mushrooms and cheddar. Offer valid for stays April 12-20. Must present valid ID or education association membership card when checking in. 50 West St. 207-288-0825. Use promo code TEACHER. www.theweststreethotel.com/special-offers/teachers/
Too busy correcting papers to get away? Take a staycation anytime at Boston Harbor Hotel, which offers educators up to 20 percent off year-round. Though if you can make it April 16-21, the offer is up to 30 percent off, according to its website. The waterfront hotel boasts an indoor lap pool, eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, and spa treatments. You might dine at on-site Rowes Wharf Sea Grille or Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar. (Special rates Thursdays to Sundays. Must present pay stub, school ID, or letter from administration.)
If you’re bringing the family, you might book the “Kidventures” package, instead, to score free tickets for two adults and two kids to the New England Aquarium or the Boston Children’s Museum, plus free breakfast for two adults and two kiddos at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille — plus milk and fresh cookies. 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston. 617-439-7000. www.bhh.com/specials-en.html
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