It’s not too late to pack up the kids and head out for a few more days of summer fun.



1. Brasstown Valley Resort

Great Value, Great Fun!

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa is only two hours north of Atlanta on US Highway 76.  It is deep in the Appalachian Mountains near the foot of the state’s highest peak, Brasstown Bald

Book a Family Retreat vacation for a Sunday through Thursday and up to a family of four (two adults and two kids) can enjoy a traditional guest room with two double beds from $149 per night.* In addition, when an adult purchases a recreational resort activity such as golf or horseback riding an accompanying child, up to 12 years old, will be able to participate in the same activity at the same time for half price.

Additional family activities include guided hikes on the Resort’s hiking trails, hikes to area waterfalls, fun craft activities and dive-in movies in the indoor/outdoor swimming pool.  For more information or to book a family vacation visit or call:  800.201.3205.

2. Visit Orlando Declares “Orlando’s Deal Season”

Hotel Rates up to 65% Off, Plus Theme Parks, Dining and More Offers Aug. 15 Sept. 30

Visit Orlando, Orlando’s destination marketing organization, is offering visitors 45 days to experience the best rates of the year., rates of up to 65% off on accommodations and special offers on theme parks, dining, golf and more await visitors looking for one last hurrah this summer.

“One of Orlando’s best kept secrets is that August 15 through September 30 features the best deals inOrlando,” said Danielle Courtenay, Chief Marketing Officer, Visit Orlando. “Plus, this time of year inOrlando is like its own season – a second summer – when the weather is still warm and sunny creating the perfect opportunity for a second chance at a great summer getaway at great prices.”

As part of its “2nd Summer” campaign, Visit Orlando has partnered with Travelocity to offer some of the lowest accommodation rates of the year including:

  • 5-star Waldorf Astoria Orlando – rates from $141 per night
  • 4-star Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress – rates from $118 per night
  • 3-star CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort – rates from $85 per night
  • 3-star The Wyndham Orlando Resort – rates from $63 per night


“2nd Summer” theme park offers include:

  • Walt Disney World Resort – Get a free dining plan when you buy the New Memories Vacation Package (restrictions apply)
  • Universal Orlando Resort – Save up to 30% at an on-site hotel, plus stay 3 nights or longer and receive $150 in resort savings
  • SeaWorld Orlando – Adult tickets at kids prices, plus a second day free


In addition, Visit Orlando’s Magicard, a free and easily downloadable savings card, offers additional enhanced deals on car rental, golf, spa, outdoor activities and more.

3. is a treasure trove of up-to-the-minute information on rental rates for Gulf Coast resorts, hotels, condos and beach house rentals, as well as current deals. The travel site also features detailed info on restaurants, golf, fishing and area attractions.

4. Summer Skiing

Packing your ski gear and heading to the slopes in the summer may be counter intuitive, yet we know our customers like the unexpected and surprising vacation option especially when they get to save some money along the way,” said Taylor L. Cole, APR, director of public relations and social media “Our summer sale helps travelers brainstorm new ways to create magical life-long memories, whether enjoying a winter sport with a significant other or heading to Florida with the whole family in August.”

There’s no need to leave the country to enjoy summer skiing — resorts in Colorado, Oregon and Californiaare open throughout the summer months and feature ‘spring skiing-like’ conditions. Mammoth Lakes Ski Area, California is home to gorgeous terrain as well as year-round skiing conditions. One hotel, highlighted in the summer sale includes Mammoth Mountain Inn – Mammoth Lakes. This hotel is located slope side at the ski resort for those who want to jump right onto the snow. For anyone who prefers pools in the summer, the year-round heated outdoor pool and spa tub will leave you sighing, “ahhhhh.”

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