For all too many of us, the last several months of election season drama have been way too much in terms of stress, chaos, and unneeded blues. Get away from the political banter, the endless campaigns, and the Presidential hoopla by embarking on a journey to take your mind off the utter crisis our nation currently finds itself embroiled in.
There are some great travel deals coming up on everything from airfare, travel, cruises, and more that’ll have you quickly forgetting about the polls, the numbers, the winners, and the losers. You’ll be too busy enjoying yourself in sun, sand, or snow at inexpensive spots such as these. Here are five hot getaway deals to use if you want to escape after the election.
Where To Go On Vacation After The Presidential Election
Like it or not, Canada’s immigration site really did crash following this past week’s election results. As polls closed, panicked Americans moved desperately to the web in search of someplace else to live in case the next several years get too crazy. Unfortunately, not all of us can make the huge move up north, but it’s nice to know that there’s still the option of getting away this winter to a place where hotel rates are super low, where exchange rates are extremely favorable, and where skiing in always encouraged.
Canada is more affordable than ever right now and has even got the famed Whistler Mountain, which offers tons of package deals perfect for families. Don’t miss the upcoming Dine Out Vancouver for a culinary showcase of the city. You and the kids can even take on the country by train via RAIL Amtrak or Canada's VIA Rail, which provides a ten percent discount for children ages 2 to 18 (and adults 60 and older) on the North America Rail Pass. It’s good for 30 days of unlimited travel in the United States and Canada.
Experience the Big Island this December at spots such as the Orchid at Mauna Lani, which will offer a second room at $19.99 a night to guests who book one room at regular rates.
Over in Oahu, there are also steals at The Kahala Mandarin Oriental with a family package that lets kids under ten eat free during the stay and children 5 to 12 to participate in a supervised activities program while the adults get the chance to play on their own. Second rooms are also available at half price.
3. Jekyll Island, Georgia
Race away from the madness to the barrier islands-- a long time favorite of Southerners and a fantastic place to escape all things election related. Try out the 1928 Mediterranean-style Cloister Hotel in Sea Island, which will be expanding with a 63-room Garden Wing.
Nearby, the newly rebuilt Lodge at Broadfield is also a steal, while on Jekyll Island, you’ll find superb deals at The Westin Jekyll Island and the 157-room Holiday Inn Resort, as well as an awesome Beach Village retail area. If you want something more rugged, the newly remastered Campground Pavilion makes sleeping under the stars super comfy.
No matter how you feel about which way the vote went here, focus on the scenery. Beach. Sky. Water. Sand. Cocktails.
The Sunshine State has also got a bunch of great options, including in Orlando near Walt Disney World, where the all-suite Caribe Royale Resort Suites & Villas has nightly rates starting at just $129 for two-room units with a pair of queen-size beds, a pullout sofa, a refrigerator, a microwave, and two TV's. There are also four-night packages with Disney World passes that you might want to grab hold of to reinstill some happiness after an otherwise gloomy election season.
Cruise through the Golden State with weekend getaways at Tenaya Lodge just outside Yosemite National Park, or by heading down to Los Angeles or San Diego, where you’ll find warm weather as well as slashed hotel and airfare prices. Plus, it’s also whale-watching season in the latter, so be on the lookout for tons of local discounts to spot those wondrous beauties!
This article was written by Pamela Chan.