Fall in the park in NYC
Luxury Suite at the The Huntley
Waldorf Astoria Orlando Pool
Hyatt Regency Monterey
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You can find great weekend getaway deals and packages throughout the year, even around the holidays. Check the web site of the hotel or resort you are interested in and browse their current specials. Another good resource is Twitter where you can often find great last minute deals from individual hotels or from online travel agencies. Here are some great weekend ideas.

Family Weekends

The Waldorf Astoria hotel in Orlando has kids' programs lead by the resort concierge, including watersports, interactive cooking classes, bike tours and golf clinics.

Explore San Francisco with the family and stay at the colorful and fun Hotel Triton in Union Square. If you like, you can bring your dog and take advantage of the hotel's pet-friendly services.

Gaylord Palms Resort Hotel in Florida has a playground with a water slide, waterfall and sand play area. You will also be near Walt Disney World and other Orlando theme parks.

Take your kids skating at Hotel del Coronado during the winter holidays when the hotel lawn is transformed into an ice rink.

Couples Getaways

At the Hyatt Regency Monterey, couples have a choice of many activities, from golf and fitness to spa services and relaxing by the pool. The area around the resort is filled with fun attractions such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Monterey County Wineries.

The Point in New York has spacious guest rooms with romantic fireplaces, ideal for a weekend getaway from New York or Boston. Couples have a choice of activities ranging from cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter to hiking and swimming in the lake in the summer.

Spa Trips

Explore the scenic Highway 1 and stay in one of the oceanview villas at Dolphin Bay Resort. Get pampered at the spa and have a romantic dinner at Lido Restaurant which serves California Coastal Cuisine.

The Resort at Squaw Creek in North Lake Tahoe has a renovated spa, fitness center, outdoor whirlpools and heated swimming pools.

The spa at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain resort offers Asian-inspired treatments, a meditation garden, fitness center and a movement studio.

Luxury Weekend Getaways

If you are looking for an intimate couples weekend getaway, visit the European-style Les Mars Hotel in Sonoma which has Swiss-trained staff and just 16 guest rooms furnished with antiques.

Visit Colonial Williamsburg for a weekend of history and fine dining. Stay at the luxury Williamsburg Inn which has spacious guest rooms with marble bathrooms and Regency-style furnishings.

Adventure Weekend Getaways

If you like ocean-based activities such as sailing, snorkeling, parasailing, kayaking and fishing, vacation at Hawks Cay in the Florida Keys.

Tenaya Lodge in California's Sierra Nevada mountain range provides a great starting point for exploring Yosemite National Park. Outdoor adventures include hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and skiing in the winter.

Beach Weekend Getaways

At La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, your weekend can be filled with active rest, such as walking along the scenic beach boardwalk and kayaking.

Shutters on the Beach is located literally on the beach in Santa Monica. The hotel has a spa, beautiful art collection and a renovated pool complex complete with a Jacuzzi, restaurant and pool bar. Another great place to stay in Santa Monica is The Huntley Hotel which also offers a gourmet restaurant with scenic coastline views. Browse more weekend getaways.