8 Family Travel Deals to Book Now

8 Family Travel Deals to Book Now

New family travel deals and discounts from Texas to Italy By: Kendall McKinven
<p>Explore the Patagonian coast at a discounted rate. // © 2015 iStock</p><p>Feature image (above): Families explore Rome with the help of Bettoja...

Explore the Patagonian coast at a discounted rate. // © 2015 iStock

Feature image (above): Families explore Rome with the help of Bettoja Hotels. // © 2015 iStock

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Breakfast and Wi-Fi With Family Fun Package, Texas
Wake up to breakfast for four and free Internet access at Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island in Texas. The Family Fun Package, available for two adults and up to two children, includes premium Wi-Fi access, breakfast service and late checkout.

The Family Fun Package is also offered at participating Hilton locations in Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean. A three-night minimum stay is required within the Americas; a two-night minimum stay is required in other countries. Package must be booked by Nov. 11, 2016.


Cultural Immersion, Italy
Bettoja Hotels is offering discounted hotel and culture packages for families staying three or more nights at its three properties in Rome. The family-owned hotels offer spacious accommodations and are centrally located on Via Cavour.

The Arts and Culture City package includes 10 percent off the best available rate, admission to select exhibits at featured museums, 15 percent off an on-site restaurant meal at properties Massimo D’Azeglio or Mediterrano, a welcome drink, daily newspaper delivery and a full buffet breakfast.

For families feeling burned out on museums, Bettoja also offers a three-night-minimum package at the best available rate, with a minimum 10 percent discount. The deal includes daily breakfast, gym access, morning newspapers and Wi-Fi access.

Arts and Culture City packages are available year-round; however, rates and exhibitions may vary. Rates begin at about $126 per night.


Kids Sail Free, South America
This winter, families booking tours with Australis can navigate the southernmost Chilean-Argentinian Patagonian channels with their children at no additional cost. One child age 17 or under accompanying a paying adult on three- or four-day excursions sails free. Bookings must be made between now and the end of October and are redeemable for trips during December.

Rates for the all-inclusive programs begin at $1,895 per adult for the three-day program and $2,298 for the four-day program.


Luxurious Escape, California
Revel in the convenience and seclusion of The Langham Huntington, Pasadena in Los Angeles with its Family Getaway package. The world-renowned hotel is currently offering families a discounted stay, which includes daily breakfast for two adults and two children, valet parking, an extra in-room bed and welcome gifts for the children. Offer is available through December, and blackout dates apply.


Meet the star of "Dolphin Tale," Florida
Fans of the movie “Dolphin Tale” will have the unique opportunity to meet Winter, the star of the film, at Florida’s award-winning Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach. The hotel’s Winter the Dolphin Family Package treats participants to the accommodation category of their choice, two general admission tickets to Clearwater Marine Aquarium (additional tickets can be purchased through the concierge), a Winter the Dolphin plush toy and daily breakfast for two adults and two children.

A portion of the proceeds of each package will go toward Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the care of Winter. Offer subject to availability; pricing varies based on accommodations booked.


Splash Around at an Indoor Water Park, Texas
Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center in Galveston, Texas, is currently offering a package that includes access to Schlitterbahn Waterpark’s indoor facility. Families booking between now and September can enjoy the property’s spacious guestroom accommodations, two adult tickets (ages 12 to 54 years) and two child tickets (ages 3 to 11 years) to the Schlitterbahn’s indoor water park and one night of complimentary valet parking.

Rates begin at $399 for weeknights and $479 for weekends. Packages must be booked over the phone.


"The Hunger Games" Goes to the Big Apple, New York
In celebration of the opening of Discovery Times Square’s new The Hunger Games: The Exhibition and the imminent release of the final “The Hunger Games” movie, The Westin New York at Times Square has an exclusive deal for fans and guests of the hotel. As an official partner of the exhibit, The Westin is offering families who book between now and Dec. 30 a Hunger Games-themed package, which includes two skip-the-line VIP tickets to the exhibit and a 10 percent discount at the gift shop.

Accommodations booked under the package will also be guaranteed an upgrade to the hotel’s newly renovated Premium Deluxe or Grand Deluxe rooms, with a complimentary rollaway bed for king rooms. The package starts at $269 per night.