The best travel deals to book right now for future getaways

The best travel deals to book right now for future getaways

With leisure travel back in full swing, enticing deals and incentive pricing from hotels and airlines can be found just about everywhere right now.

While last-minute travel planning can sometimes turn up surprise deals, there is something to be said for thinking ahead and taking advantage of promotional pricing.

Whether you prefer cozy wine destinations or scenic beach getaways, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest travel deals this month. And while these deals should be booked in the coming weeks, most offers extend their actual travel dates well into 2022, ensuring next year is a travel year to remember.

Ready to save big? Keep reading. 

Milliken Creek Inn in Napa Valley

Milliken Creek Inn in Napa Valley

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Wine destinations

Napa Valley, CA: Milliken Creek Inn

It’s shoulder season in Napa, meaning the deals are hot and you won’t find the crowds of peak travel times. And that’s the case at Milliken Creek Inn, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Napa Valley, which has a “Perfect Getaway” offer for fall and winter travel.

The Perfect Getaway promotion includes 30% savings on nightly room rates, a signature breakfast for two, daily wine and cheese picnics, freshly baked cookies and a variety of onsite amenities. This deal may be found Nov. 28 through March 3, 2022.

Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA

Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA

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Stevenson, WA: Skamania Lodge

Combine wine country tastings with outdoor adventure during a stay at Skamania Lodge. Their “Fall Getaway” package offers up to 20% savings per night, while the “Girls Who Adventure” package includes a bottle of sparkling Bellini.

Guests at Skamania Lodge can adventure along the Columbia River Gorge, take in fall foliage, head out for fall hikes or take up a round of golf onsite. In addition to onsite venues, wine tastings and craft beer are on offer throughout Stevenson and across the river in Cascade Locks, Oregon.

Beach getaways

Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz

Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz, CA: Chaminade Resort & Spa

For an ideal combination of mountain bliss and beach access, head to Chaminade Resort & Spa. Perched 300 feet above Santa Cruz and overlooking Monterey Bay, this resort offers 300 acres of wooded hiking trails with the beachfront just a short drive away. The location is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts with area activities including ziplines, golf and surfing.

Currently on offer is “The Sunshine and Chaminade” package, which includes a 25% discount for stays Sunday through Thursday, with 15% off Fridays and Saturdays. The package includes a $25 resort credit and is applicable to stays now through Dec. 31, 2021.

Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key

Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key

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Duck Key, FL: Hawks Cay Resort

It’s always a great time to visit the Florida Keys, but now is an even better time to book thanks to a “Fall Into The Keys” package at Hawks Cay Resort. Applicable to stays now through Nov. 30, this package includes 20% savings along with a $50 resort credit.

Prefer to travel during the peak of winter? Take advantage of pre-pay packages with savings of up to 27% off future stays. Whenever your travels take you there, Hawks Cay Resort offers snorkeling, kayaking, kids programming and access to deep-sea fishing and sunset cruises.

Honolulu, HI: Vive Hotel Waikiki

For a limited time, book four nights at Vive Hotel Waikiki and receive the fifth night free. Rates apply to standard queen and king guestrooms, junior suites and family suites, along with a double twin room ideal for friend getaways.

Booking directly with Vive Hotel Waikiki also provides a free daily continental breakfast, high-speed Wi-Fi, beach gear usage and a waived resort fee. Vive is just a three-minute walk to the Duke Kahanamoku statue on popular Waikiki Beach.

More deals to explore

Family fun at Club Med

Family fun at Club Med

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Club Med resorts

Not sure where to plan the family’s winter vacation? Take your pick between an assortment of Mexico and Caribbean destinations with a fantastic Club Med offer.

Club Med’s “Fall Into Savings Sale,” on now through Nov, 2, offers up to 45% savings at all-inclusive beach resorts. Applicable travel dates are now through May 6, 2022. Try the new five-star resort Michès Playa Esmeralda or opt for fan favorites in Cancun or Martinique.

This promotion includes a free room upgrade, flexible cancellations, and kids under 4 stay for free.

Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta

Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta

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Delta flight and hotel packages

Combing a flight and hotel package with Delta Vacations is a great way to save, particularly with their current promotional offer of earning up to 75K bonus miles or up to $350 off per booking with promo code SMMORE75K or SMMORE350. This promotion applies to bookings made now through Dec. 14, 2021, and travel dates have no restrictions.

Sample packages include a stay at Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta with hotel and flight package rates starting at $566 per person. The resort is located on the shores of Banderas Bay within the Puerto Vallarta hotel zone.

In Cancun, enjoy a stay at Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa, with flight included, starting at $712 per person. The resort has an optional all-inclusive plan to take advantage of gourmet eateries onsite. For larger families, multi-room suites and lofts are available making this a great destination for extended family getaways.

Cruise ships in port at Juneau, Alaska

Cruise ships in port at Juneau, Alaska

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Plan a cruise 

October has long been celebrated as “Plan a Cruise Month” in the travel industry, where cruise lines promote new ships and itineraries in conjunction with future booking deals.

For those thinking ahead to next year’s Alaska cruise season, Holland America Line is offering incentive pricing for 2022 cruises. Guests who book a 2022 Alaska cruise by Nov, 2, 2021, will receive a $200 shore excursion credit, drink package, specialty dining and Wi-Fi, along with the benefit of a reduced $99 deposit.

Prefer a sunny cruise itinerary? Take advantage of current promotions at Delta’s SkyMiles Cruises where guests may earn up to 10,000 bonus miles on their cruise vacation. Sample cruise deals include a 7-night Western Caribbean sailing on Carnival Vista with fares starting as low as $324 per person. Or sail the Mexican Riviera on Norwegian Bliss with fares starting at $489 per person and two-for-one deposits.