Top 5 Groupon Getaways

Published June 8, 2017 at 7:59 pm

Vacations can be expensive. That being said, everyone still needs a break from day-to-day life. Somewhere relaxing, somewhere adventurous, and, hardest of all, somewhere on a budget.

Whether you’re looking for an affordable weekend getaway, an affordable week-long vacation, or a road trip with an affordable destination, you’ve come to the right place. On this list, you’ll find places near and far for your budget-friendly escape.

Here are the top five getaways currently on Groupon.

5) DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan – New York, NY

This four-star hotel deal starts from just $119 a night, down from $314. Your Big Apple getaway includes a stay for two in a queen room, king room, two-double room, or junior suite. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan was built in 1961 and still retains much of its art-deco design. Within a mile, you can stroll to Times Square, Central Park, or the fashionable boutiques and restaurants along Fifth Avenue. Less than half a mile away, you’ll find Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the iconic Chrysler Building. Further, the subway is around the corner, and Grand Central Terminal is a 10-minute walk away, if you want to explore more. This getaway is surrounded by things to do.

4) The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls – Niagara Falls, ON

Looking to stay closer to home? The Oakes Hotel Overlooking the Falls from $93 a night, down from $161, includes a stay for two in a traditional two-double room, river-view double-queen room, falls-view double-queen room, or premier falls-view jetted tub king suite. In a central location to classic Niagara entertainment like casinos and waterparks, travellers also get perks such as a daily hot breakfast for two at Applebee’s, a $20 Applebee’s dining voucher per day, a $30 dining voucher at Remington’s of Niagara per day, wine tastings for two at Inniskillin and Jackson-Triggs wineries. Road trip over to Niagara for this stress-free getaway!

3) The Gates Hotel South Beach: A DoubleTree by Hilton – Miami Beach, FL

This $89 a night deal is down from $245 a night! The second DoubleTree on this list, travellers get a stay for two in a king room or double-queen room, in an area known for its fashionable nightlife, its trendy restaurants, and its picture-perfect beaches – South Beach. The building is inside the former Ankara Motel, which is an art deco-inspired building from 1954, boasting a modern vintage vibe. Party all night on Ocean Drive, marvel at signature architecture, or relax on bleached, warm sands all day – there’s something for everyone on this budget-friendly getaway.

2) Castle Hill Resort and Spa – Cavendish, VT

Have you ever wanted to stay at a castle? You can with a trip to Vermont – the Castle Hill Resort and Spa is an English Cotswold–style mansion in the foothills of the Green Mountains, built in the early 20th century. Only $99 a night, down from a whopping $259, guests get a stay for two in a castle queen room, a $25 voucher towards a prix fixe meal (Sunday-Thursday only), and a $25 voucher towards a 50-minute massage. Their gourmet restaurant boasts French-influenced American cuisine made with locally sourced produce and meats. It’s only a short drive from shopping in Woodstock and Manchester, and it’s near a mountain where there a bunch of fun activities like ropes courses and a zipline tour. If you were looking for a relaxing getaway where you’ll be sure to forget the stresses of everyday life, this castle in Vermont is likely it.

1) The Tropical at Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort – Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

For the ultimate getaway, this all-inclusive beach resort in the Dominican includes all meals and drinks at onsite locations, access to VIP beaches and a golf course, access to special Groupon concierge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and access to Ice Nightclub, drinks included, all for $99 a night in a superior room, down from $421. You can lounge in breezy beachfront cabanas or explore the ocean with free kayaks, snorkeling equipment, and boogie boards. Then, enjoy your room’s private balcony as the waves lull you to sleep – talk about a stress-free vacation on a budget, where everything’s taken care of!

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