As the days grow shorter and temperatures drop, there’s no denying that summer is over. But for those warm-weather lovers who just aren’t ready to accept the change of seasons, why not pack up those sleeveless tops and shorts for one last getaway before they get stored away for the winter? Here are a few packages in sun-splashed destinations that let travelers ignore the calendar and live their summer vacation dreams:
· Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Paradise Valley, Ariz.): With a November forecast calling for plenty of sun and temps in the high 70s, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain is an ideal destination for one last summer-like spree. Perched above the Sonoran Desert, the award-winning boutique resort is offering a Spa Harmony package that includes luxury casita accommodations for three nights, with the third night free; two 60-minute spa treatments per person (up to $165 per treatment plus 20 percent gratuity); and daily breakfast in the signature restaurant elements or via in-room dining (up to $25 per person, including tax and gratuity, excluding alcohol). The package rate is 1,745 for three nights, double accommodations.
· Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa (Riviera Beach, Fla.): Nothing evokes summer quite like an ocean breeze on a palm-fringed sandy beach. The oceanfront Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa delivers with an Escape to Palm Beach vacation package that includes overnight accommodations for two in a newly renovated suite, unlimited use of spa facilities, reserved beach seating including two beach chairs and one umbrella daily, high-speed internet access, and valet parking – all for a great nightly rate starting at $339.
· Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa (Pompano Beach, Fla.): With step-out access to prime Florida sand and a wide range of recreation on land and sea, Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa is offering an Experience the Sea, Discover the Charm package that includes accommodations for four plus four all-day tickets to ride the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi (two adult, two child). Rates start at $292 per night, and require a two-night minimum stay.