Attention, vacation shoppers! The post-Thanksgiving shopping days aren’t just for scoring deals on holiday gifts. They’re also a prime time to land a fabulously low price on your next family trip, whether you’d like an island getaway, city break, or relaxing resort escape. With savings of up to 50 percent, here are a dozen holiday deals that kick off on Thanksgiving through Cyber Tuesday:
Thanksgiving - Cyber Monday: Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Where: Phoenix, Arizona Why: Because this luxurious all-suite mountaintop property’s five-day sale starts on Thanksgiving Day and offers the chance to save big on a two-night stay. The Deal: Book between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday to save 20 percent on a two-night stay from Nov. 28, 2013, to Feb. 7, 2014. Use promo code CYBER when booking online.
Black Friday - Cyber Monday: Paradise Point Resort
Where: San Diego, California Why: Because this gorgeous Mission Bay waterfront resort is offering a four-day sale that chops the price of a winter or spring escape. The Deal: Book between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and save up to 40 percent on stays through April 2014.
Black Friday - Cyber Monday: Atlantis Resort
Where:Paradise Island, BahamasWhy: Because the wildly popular Bahamas mega-resort is having a four-day holiday sale with rates starting at just $99 a night. The Deal: Book between Black Friday and Cyber Monday to save up to 50 percent on a 2014 stay. Rates vary depending on travel dates. Book online or call 800/ATLANTIS.
Black Friday - Cyber Monday: Trump Hotel Collection
Where: Chicago, New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Toronto, Waikiki, Vancouver Why: Because you can snag luxury for less on city breaks from the Windy City to the Big Apple and beyond. Every salubrious property in the Trump Hotel Collection stable is included in this holiday deal. The Deal: Book between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and save 30 percent on all suites for stays Jan. 1-Mar. 31, 2014.
Cyber Sunday - Monday: Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa
Where: Jupiter, Florida Why: Because this kid-friendly beachfront property is offering a sensational deal, with rooms starting at just $110 a night. The Deal: Book on Cyber Sunday or Monday and save a whopping 50 percent on any room or suite. Good for stays Dec. 2, 2013 to Apr. 30, 2014. Use promo code CYBER when booking online.
Cyber Sunday - Monday: The Resort at Longboat Key Club
Where: Longboat Key, FloridaWhy: Because the 48-hour holiday sale at this family-friendly resort near Sarasota allows you to chop nearly a third off the price of your room. The Deal: Book on Cyber Sunday or Monday and save 30 percent on any room or suite. Good for stays Dec. 1, 2013 to Feb. 13, 2014. Use promo code CYBER30.
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Cyber Sunday - Monday: Aruba Marriott Resort
Where: Palm Beach, Aruba Why: Because this popular Aruba family resort has a holiday deal that delivers a savings of 50 percent. The Deal: Book a three-night stay on Cyber Sunday or Monday and you’ll get the next three nights for free. Good for stays Apr. 20-Nov. 22, 2014. Use promo code D52 when booking online.
Cyber Monday: Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa
Where:Sedona, ArizonaWhy: Because this family-friendly resort where kids eat free is offering a Cyber Monday steal with savings of 40 to 50 percent on a weeklong getaway next year. The Deal: Land a seven-night stay in a suite for just $800, including resort fees and taxes. Book within the 24-hour period that starts at midnight on Cyber Monday. Good for stays Jan. 1- Sept. 31, 2014. Use promo code QO when booking online or by phone at 800/445-8667.
Cyber Monday: Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort
Where: Marco Island, Florida Why: Because this kid-friendly beach resort has a stellar address on the Gulf of Mexico waterfront and offers a raft of activities for everyone in the family. The Deal: Book on Cyber Monday and save 30 percent on regular room rates. Good for stays Dec. 3-22, 2013 and Jan. 2-12, 2014. Use promo code 16C when booking online.
Cyber Monday: Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort
Where:Tucson, ArizonaWhy: Because this upscale, family-friendly golf and tennis mecca is offering a Cyber Monday steal with savings of up to 50 percent on a winter stay. The Deal:Snag a $99 winter rate by booking within 72 hours after 8am on Cyber Monday. Good for stays between Dec. 2, 2013, and Jan. 26, 2014. Use promo code NC when booking online or by phone at 800/445-8667.
Cyber Monday: Sandpearl Resort
Where: Clearwater, Florida Why: Because this kid-friendly Florida resort is offering big savings on a fun-in-the-sun winter getaway. The Deal: Book on Cyber Monday to save 40 percent on Gulf-front rooms and suites. Good for stays between Dec. 2, 2013, and Feb. 13, 2014. Use promo code CYBER when booking online.
Cyber Tuesday: Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Where: Jekyll Island, Georgia Why: Because this family-friendly island resort—formerly an exclusive club for millionaires—is offering half-price winter getaways. The Deal:Book online on Cyber Tuesday to save 50 percent on rooms and suites for stays through Mar. 12, 2014.
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher contributed this to MiniTime.com.