If you’re looking for a quick one-night getaway, a long weekend away or a full-blown vacation overseas to Europe, you may be able to travel for less with Groupon Getaways. Visitors to this popular savings site will find discounted pricing on hotels, bed & breakfasts, water parks, attraction tickets, and even entire vacation packages.
I’ve purchased many attraction tickets through Groupon over the years and often save 50% or more off normal admission prices. I’ve also saved on lodging. Last fall I took the bait and saved on a romantic getaway package for my husband and I at Niagara Falls.
Our package included a jacuzzi suite at a property near the falls, two passes for a winery tour, and gift certificates for several area restaurants for under $75. If you don’t think that was a great deal, then you must be used to finding better deals than I do!
The hotel we stayed at was recently updated and comfortable. Our room was large and spacious, with a view of Clifton Hill. The jacuzzi tub and dim lighting was romantic and perfect way to relax after a full day of exploration. And the winery tour was fun and took us through a beautiful area of Ontario. Our hotel was only a few blocks from the popular Clifton Hill area and the Falls. This allowed us to park the car and easily walk to the viewing area of the falls, the nearby casino, restaurants, and other attractions in the area, like the Niagara SkyWheel.
It was easy to purchase our Groupon Getaway, use our pass and check in to our hotel. The only issue we had was that the hotel tried to charge us $20 a night for parking. Luckily, I had printed the Groupon deal and taken the printout with me to the hotel which showed a resort fee of $3 per person due at the property and no mention of parking as an additional charge.
Before you purchase your getaway, make sure you read the fine print so you’re aware of any additional fees or charges that you’ll be responsible for upon arrival. Also, make note of the cancellation policy before you make a purchase. Keep in mind that your Groupon Getaways may be subject to a cancellation fee once purchased.
Right now, there are a number or Groupon Getaways available, including spring break deals. If you’ve never purchased a getaway on Groupon, you may be eligible to save up to 25% off your first purchase for a limited time. Other deals include 15% off site wide getaways. And you know what I appreciate? Groupon includes reviews from TripAdvisor right on the page listing the deals.
I always check Groupon Getaways when I’m planning a trip to see if there are any deals to be found. You can also sign up for a daily email to find local deals that will save you money on attractions and restaurants near home.
Have you ever used Groupon Getaways to save money when you’ve traveled? Where did you go?