Travelzoo: Travelsmart With Gabe Saglie- Santa Barbara Coast
Travelzoo reporter Gabe Saglie joins us with this week’s hottest travel deals.
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort
Upscale 4-Star resort in the heart of the Palm Springs desert, on 240 acres.
Resort features a 27-hole golf course and a restaurant w/live music, a 20,000-sq.ft. luxury spa, 25 tennis courts and the 2-acre Splashtopia water park (w/water slides, a lazy river and a sandy beach)
The most recent season finale of HGTV’s “Design Star” was shot on-site
- $149/nt. (50% off)
- Inc. breakfast for 2 and 25% off all spa treatments
Travel through Feb. 12
Bacara Resort & Spa
Santa Barbara Coast
Deluxe, 5-Star, celebrity-friendly, oceanfront Santa Barbara area resort named one of the top hotels in California for 2013 by US News & World Report. Resort boasts 3 zero-edge saline pools, and guests can savor contemporary cuisine at Miro restaurant, and relax w/a treatment at the 42,000-square-foot, 4-level spa — both rated 4 stars by Forbes Travel Guide
Each upgraded 450-square-foot guest room features a fireplace and private terrace overlooking the garden
- $289/nt. ($200 off)
Travel through January
The Queen Mary Hotel
Famous ship was a transport vessel for Allied troops during WW2 and served as a trans-Atlantic cruise liner for 2 decades; it is now permanently docked and has been turned into a 4-Star hotel. Paranormal experts claim the ship is home to more than 200 ghosts. Guests have reported seeing mysterious wet footprints and women in vintage bathing suits around the art deco pool.
- Paranormal Ship Walk: $39 for 2 people (50% off)
- Take an after-hours tour w/a professional paranormal guide into the depths of the Queen Mary’s ghostly hot spots
Travel through February