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Vacation feels so much better when you get a good deal, right?! 

As we embark on summer, I’ve scoured some of my favorite properties for discounts. Here’s my hot list for budget-friendly family escapes.

Resort: The Resort at Pedregal, Los Cabos, Mexico 

Why Go: It’s a quick flight via Phoenix and you’ll fall in love with the majestic haven. Celebrating 10 years this year, the property is excited to its Baja Luxploration Vol. 2, perfect for adventure seekers; a brand new Va y Viene Beach Bar featuring champagne and oceanfront swings, and new residential-style luxury Casonas (ideal for families).

Deal: The Little Turtles Family Package includes daily breakfast, access to the Tortuguitas Kid’s Club, and a fourth night FREE.

Book the Little Turtles Family Package to receive:

  • Daily Buffet breakfast at Don Manuel´s restaurant
  • 4th night free
  • Daily access to Tortuguitas Kid’s Club including a snack.  Build sandcastles, go on a scavenger hunt, or learn some Spanish!
  • Special turndown amenity each night; for the kids
  • Airport transportation in a private luxury vehicle; round trip, for the family.
  • One Three Course Dinner for the family 

Hotel: Marriott Irvine Spectrum, Irvine, CA

Why Go: Located next to the Irvine Spectrum Center –the city's entertainment, shopping and dining district – Marriott Irvine Spectrum boasts 200+ guest rooms including 50 Residential Suites featuring open layouts, full kitchens and connecting double rooms. The all-in-one destination has a large pool deck and lawn with VIP cabanas, a full-service signature restaurant, and a 3,500 square foot rooftop bar offering inventive craft cocktails, local brews and bites. 

Deal: Escape to Orange County for a little R&R and book Marriott Irvine Spectrum's Sun–Kissed Summerpackage. Perfect for families or groups, the package starting rate is $289/night and includes the following:

  • Complimentary accommodations in Residential Suite 
  • Fully stocked fridge
  • $75 F&B credit to use at the restaurant or pool
  • Reserved poolside cabana
  • MClub Access

Hotel: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, La Jolla, CA

Why Go: Soak in So Cal’s golden rays at the hacienda-style resort nestled away from the San Diego craze in the seaside villages of La Jolla and Del Mar. Exuding warm service and the sun-drenched charm of rancho-inspired architecture, this AAA Four Diamond boutique hotel is 10 acres of lush gardens, quiet courtyards, adobe fireplaces, and winding pathways, world-class amenities from poolside cabanas to award winning spa services, and authentic California cuisine from its signature restaurant Mustangs & Burros. 

Deal: The Under The Palm Trees package has rates starting at $288/night and includes luxurious accommodations including daily breakfast for two at Adobe El Restaurante ($65 daily credit), a $100 spa credit at the Estancia Spa per stay and daily valet parking ($39 daily value).

Hotel: Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach, CA 

Why Go: Perched at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the Pasea Hotel & Spais a state-of-the-art hotel inspired by the surf lifestyle born out of Huntington Beach, California, aka "Surf City, USA.” From the pool, guests will take in the best of Surf City’s famous beaches, the buzz of the Huntington Beach boardwalk and pier along with brilliant sunsets offering a beautiful end to the day. After a day on the beach assisted by the resorts’ accommodating beach butlers and complimentary beach equipment, guests can retreat to Pasea’s Aarna Spa, a Balinese-inspired space adorned with eight beautifully designed treatment spaces, or social dining at Tanner’s: Paséa’s signature restaurant with exhibition cooking and communal dining.

Deal: Paséa guests can take advantage of the beach just steps away or enjoy the luxurious pool with oceanfront views with the Stay Swellspring package including:

  • Discounted luxurious accommodations
  • Daily oceanfront breakfast for two at Tanner's Restaurant
  • Four (4) drink vouchers for the Ninth Island Pool
  • A welcome kit including beach bag, sunglasses, frisbee, and sun protection

Hotel: Surf & Sand Resort, Laguna Beach, CA

Why Go: Find pure bliss at Surf and Sand Resort, which sits right on Laguna Beach's shoreline, elevated over where the waves of the Pacific meet 500 feet of pristine white sand. A leader in coastal luxury, Surf & Sand satisfies all of your SoCal getaway needs offering fresh coastal fare at signature restaurant, Splashes; refreshing spa treatments at Aquaterra Spa; oceanfront pool; complimentary beachfront fitness; and best of all, the serene sounds of California’s coast. All rooms have an ocean view and private balcony.

Deal: Enjoy a fun-filled adventure with those you cherish when you book Surf & Sand Resort’s Gramping Package! This package includes a one-night stay, playing cards, card game descriptions, area discovery map, and a key chain per grandchild, all inside a Surf & Sand Resort backpack. Perfect for toting your treasures on your excursions. Rates start at $479 a night. (They even set up tents for your kids in the room!)

Hotel: Rancho Bernardo Inn, North County, San Diego

Why Go: The 265-acre property features 287 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, three swimming pools, an award-winning full-service spa and fitness center, two restaurants, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, biking trails, and a short drive from some of the San Diego's finest beaches and most scenic hiking trails. 

Deal: Guests can escape to experience the perfect family-friendly summer getaway, at Rancho Bernardo Inn, located in picturesque North County San Diego. With Rancho Bernardo Inn's summer Family Fun Packageboth parents and kids can enjoy a summer vacation with children receiving:

  • One-night stay
  • Kid’s Welcome goodie bucket
  • Milk & cookies welcome amenity
  • Kids eat FREE breakfast
  • Kids Treasure hunt & fountain tour 
  • Dive-In Movies with BBQ’s on select dates 
  • S’mores & snores (Inn-room camping for kids, includes an indoor tent and s’mores kit)

Flash Deals From Marriott International of the Americas:

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa: The resort offers a beachfront location and ecently renovated rooms, in addition to a full-service spa, infinity pool and adult-only pool. Rates in Spring and Summer from $151/night.

SpringHill Suites Los Angeles Burbank/Downtown: Enjoy a prime location near Warner Bros. Studios, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Studios Hollywood, Walt Disney Studios and Nickelodeon Studios. Spring/Summer rates from $214.

Courtyard San Diego Old Town: The hotel is located just steps from Old Town where you can enjoy museums, shopping, and restaurants. The San Diego Zoo is a mere 5 miles from the hotel, and after a long day exploring, relax at the outdoor pool. Spring/Summer rates from $149.

Resort: Harborside Resort at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Why Go: The Harborside Resort at Atlantis offers a wealth of amenities. Ranging from a Mayan Temple waterslide to spa services, you’ll never get bored at this tropical destination. Each villa is decorated in bright colors with a fully-equipped kitchen and entertainment center. It also neighbors the world's largest marine habitat.

Deal: Travel Dates: June 29th- July 6th for a 2-bedroom unit.

RedWeek Price: $4,200 (plus resort fees) compared to $5,598.70 at the resort’s website

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Nadine Bubeck is a TV personality, fashion designer, author, blogger, and Scottsdale-based blessed boy mom.