Getting Outta Here: Three Great Deals for Summer

Travel editor Christy Speer shares three great deals she’s got her eye on this summer …

Well, you can definitely tell that vacation season is heating up — resorts and hotels all over the place are jockeying for your business with special deals and packages. Here are three destination deals I have my eye on:

The luxe Palace Resorts that are scattered about Mexico are offering a $200 air credit per room, per stay when staying five or six nights (and $400 air credit when staying seven or more nights). Promotions at all of the Palace Resorts abound, from a $200 golf-and-spa summer special to a free kids summer deal to free scuba diving trips in Cozumel to the Palace Passport option—which includes off-site tours, spa and gold discounts, and deals on swimming with the dolphins and ATV tours. (Sounds nice, no?)

If you get your sun down the Shore and are more intrigued by what’s north of the border, you might consider heading up to chic Montreal in time for Jazz Fest — this year marks the 30th anniversary of the city-wide party that features more than 500 concerts. There, the chichi Loews Hotel Vogue, located in the heart of the bustling French-Canadian burg, is offering guests a package that starts at $299 a night and includes a couple drinks at the house bar and souvenirs: a bag, Jazz Fest t-shirts, a commemorative CD and entrée to the guitar exhibit and jam sessions. Loews Hotel Vogue: 1425 Rue de la Montagne, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Z3, 514-285-5555,

Bucks County
If those places are still a bit too rich for your blood, don’t fret — you can still spirit yourself away! Try a little jaunt to the bucolic Bridgeton House on the Delaware, one of Philly mag’s favorite Bucks County B&Bs, where rates start at $85 per person, per night, and your fourth night is free on Sundays through Thursdays, through July 31st. Bridgeton House on the Delaware: 1525 River Road, Upper Black Eddy, 610-982-5856,