Summer Road Trips

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Travelzoo Senior Editor Gabe Saglie joined us live with his top picks for summer road trips.

Road Trips featured on KTLA:

Road Trip #1: The Quickie

Lake Arrowhead (100 miles from L.A.)

Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, Lake Arrowhead

Newly renovated 4-Star resort on the pine-enveloped shores of Lake Arrowhead

Resort features private lake access, a full-service spa and upscale dining at Bin189 and rooms features LCD TVs and luxury bedding/linens

Resort is part of Marriott’s ritzy Autograph Collection of hotels

$239 for a 2-night stay in a Lakeview Room (52% off)

Travel through June; pricing slightly higher July-Aug.



Road Trip #2: The Thirst Quencher

Napa (400 miles from L.A.)

The Meritage Resort & Spa, Napa

Deluxe AAA 4-Diamond resort set on 32 acres of vineyards with its own wine tasting cellar

Guests can: gather in the underground Estate Cave to savor wines from the Napa region and beyond; take hikes; bowl the hotel’s luxe lanes; or indulge in organic spa treatments

The artistic vibe of downtown and Napa Premium Outlets are a 10-minute drive away

$199/nt (40% off) w/room upgrade and early check-in/late check-out

Travel June 8-Sep. 3


Road Trip #3: The Hot & Sexy

Arizona Desert (400 miles from L.A.)

Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North, Scottsdale, AZ

Deluxe the AAA 5-Diamond resort named one of the World’s Best Hotels in 2014 by Conde Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure

Nestled 1,000 feet above downtown Scottsdale in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak, property boasts casitas designed to blend into the surrounding desert and soak up sunset views from private balconies and patios

Guests can cool off in the bi-level pool and dine at the elegant Talavera, and golf lovers can take advantage of preferential tee times and free shuttle service to the two Troon North premier courses

$139-$169/nt (55% off)

Travel June 22-Sep. 7


L’Auberge de Sedona, Sedona

Famed luxury AAA 4-Diamond resort in Red Rock country located less than a mile from downtown Santa Fe

Resort’s spa and restaurant have both been named to Conde Nast Traveler award lists

Guests a complimentary glass of wine on arrival and coffee, tea and pastries each morning

$159/nt. (50% off) w/$25 resort credit

Travel through August



Road Trip #4: The Giddy Up

Mancos, CO (800 miles from L.A.)

Majestic Dude Ranch, Mancos

All-inclusive dude ranch experience includes lodging, 3 home-cooked meals a day, and all activities (white-water rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, mountain climbing, archery and children’s programs)

Guests are paired with a horse and mountain bike for the duration of the stay, and ranch guides lead excursions through 2 million acres of adjacent open land

Cabins are suites assigned based on group size

$599 adults/$449 kids for 3-night stay (45 % off)

Travel through June and Aug.-Oct.


This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 23, 2014.