Fast summer getaways in Dallas, Fort Worth and more
08/01/2014 11:42 AM
08/01/2014 11:44 AM
Did a busy schedule prevent your family from taking a long vacation this summer, or are you simply in the mood for a final getaway before the season ends? Either way, a staycation may be the ticket. Top-notch hotels in the area offer premium packages and promotions aimed at coaxing folks through their doors for an indulgent weekend of staying put.
The Fairmont Dallas
Experience the city’s art scene with the Fairmont Dallas’ Discover Dallas Art Package. The package includes two tickets to the Nasher Sculpture Center, located down the street from the hotel. Guests also have the option of enjoying a self-guided art tour with Public ArtWalk Dallas!, or they can head to the Dallas Museum of Art, which offers complimentary public admission.
For those looking to book a family outing, The Fairmont also offers a Summer Family Fun Package. Guests book a suite and receive 50 percent off an adjoining room for the kids. Also included in the package are a $50 food and beverage credit and one complimentary in-room movie per night. On Saturday evenings, families are invited to complimentary Dive-In Movies. These family-friendly events feature popular films, popcorn and fun pool toys.
Fine print: The Discover Dallas Art Package must be booked 24 hours in advance.
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Celebrating its fifth anniversary with a special Plead the Fifth package, the Omni Fort Worth Hotel styles this escape in both guy and girl versions. For the girls, the package includes mani/pedi treatments at Mokara Spa, $100 dinner credit at Bob’s Steak & Chop House, a wine tasting at Wine Thief and daily breakfast. The guy package includes a round of golf at Fossil Creek, $100 dinner credit at Bob’s Steak & Chop House, a whiskey tasting at Whiskey & Rye and daily breakfast. Both packages include complimentary valet parking and a three-hour limousine ride.
For a more outdoorsy experience, the Omni offers the Pedal Fort Worth package. It includes a 24-hour bicycle rental with helmets and a picnic lunch of cheese, fruit, Southern club sandwich, salad, dessert and bottled water.
Fine print: Reservations for Plead the Fifth must be booked three days in advance of your stay and a two-person minimum is required. Reservations for Pedal Fort Worth must be booked two days in advance.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas has teamed with global menswear leader Ermenegildo Zegna for a one-of-a-kind luxury shopping experience and stay. The Suit Yourself package treats guests to deluxe overnight accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton, including free Internet, overnight valet parking and breakfast for two either in-room or at Fearing’s Restaurant.
The perks continue with a trip to Ermenegildo Zegna in Highland Park Village, where guests will receive an exclusive Made to Measure shopping experience and personal consultation. Included in the package is a $500 gift card valid toward the purchase of a Made to Measure suit. Should you end up purchasing anything, the store will ship your purchase to your home, office or any other U.S. location.
Gaylord Texan Resort
Located on the shores of Lake Grapevine, the Gaylord Texan Resort is packed with a variety of luxurious accommodations, including an award-winning spa, beautiful indoor gardens and its own nightclub.
In honor of the summer season, the resort kicked it up a notch with an ongoing Summer Bash event that lasts until Labor Day and features family-friendly entertainment, culinary classes, dining specials and outdoor happenings at the resort’s 10-acre pool and lazy river playground.
Omni Dallas Hotel
Omni Dallas Hotel makes taking it easy a breeze with its Dive Into Summer package. As guests, your family will have access to all of the hotel’s luxurious accommodations, including a fully equipped fitness center and a heated infinity pool that overlooks downtown.
The family-oriented package features a variety of exclusive perks, including a concierge pre-call to assist with local activity requests, a one-time $100 cuisine and cocktail credit, an Omni Sensational Kids backpack filled with fun items, and a milk and cookies room delivery on the first night.
An extra perk is the package’s 1 p.m. checkout time, which allows parents to catch a few extra Zs.
Fine print: Reservations for the Dive Into Summer package require a two-night minimum.
Great Wolf Lodge
A favorite destination for family vacations, Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine boasts a variety of fun attractions, including a water park, kids’ spa and arcade. Outside, guests find themselves just minutes away from family-friendly hot spots like Grapevine Mills Mall and the Legoland Discovery Center.
Great Wolf is offering two promotions that are valid until the end of August. The Summer Savings promotion saves guests up to 15 percent on two or more nights when using the promo code SAVINGS. The Triple Fun promotion saves guests up to 20 percent off three or more nights when using the promo code TRIPLEFUN.
Offering a chance to beat the heat in style, the luxurious Hotel Palomar in Dallas is celebrating the summer season with a Step Up Your Summer promotion that lets guests save 15 percent off the best available rate on the day they make a reservation. Located next to Southern Methodist University, the boutique hotel is running this promotion through the end of August and also allows guests to upgrade their stays for as little as $20 when they book a King Premier Room, Executive King Room or Luxury Suite. Hotel offerings include free Wi-Fi, a hosted evening wine hour, complimentary bikes, in-room yoga and the hotel’s beautiful outdoor heated pool.
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