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Austin & Maui rank as top with free activities for families

06-24-2009

Hot Last-Minute Family Deals

 

Budget Travel ranked Austin as their #1 destination to visit with Maui only a few behind.  I wanted to interest you in covering two top deals for families looking for some extra perks to keep the family budget in check this summer and last-minute fail safe ways to ensure their family getaway is super fun! 

 

Austin is a hotspot this summer and not too far from the rest of the country, great state to the kids as it is smack dab in the middle and the largest on the map.  Barton Creek Resort & Spa, www.bartoncreek.com, offers rates as low as $160 but look online and find deals as low as $129 for a room with two beds that will easily accommodate a family of four.  What is attractive to families is the free stuff, see the laundry list below:

  • Fun @ Fort Barton, a life-size tee pee and wooden fort kids access by the resort's nature trail and can play Cowboys & Indians!
  • Miniature Golf course on property where guests can check out complimentary clubs and balls for an exciting game with the family
  • Indoor and outdoor pools with daily free poolside games
  • Complimentary S'mores roasting on the stone porch on Fridays and Saturdays 
  • Family Movie Nights  in the resort's stadium seating conference room
  • Complimentary board game rentals and family scavenger hunts 

All of that adds up to a lot of savings on entertainment, not to mention great family photo opps!

 

Maui  is another great place to visit this summer and the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel is the best value and voted "Hawaii's Most Hawaiian Hotel."   Families all over the country have taken advantage of the hotel's 2009 "Mahalo" rates , which are special rates you must mention at time of booking and get a 25% discounted rate that starts at only $159 for oceanfront Maui, a steal for families.  KāĎanapali Beach Hotel is a unique and special place, appealing to everyone with free activities that bring the "Ohana" closer together.  Pair all that with the hotel's beachfront location, cultural offerings, and great dining  and it becomes a special home away from home.   Laundry list for Maui fun is below: 

  • Complimentary daily hula lessons 
  • Hawaiian Lei making 
  • Ukulele lessons
  • Free nightly hula shows
  • Guided Hawaiian garden walks 
  • Complimentary classes on the native Hawaiian diet 
  • Complimentary Kukui Nut Lei and farewell chant at departure (one of a kind on Maui) 
Don't let readers stress about what to do with the kids on vacation, both of these deals come with  lots of free stuff, great educational adventures and culture to take back and share with their friends
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