Deal Family Featured Travel, Shopping & Leisure Fara Illich May 23, 2013

408552_330348373736695_913863974_nYou guys, it’s summer. It’s really, really summer.
And while we can walk around for one more weekend – a long weekend at that – and enjoy cooler temps, there’s no longer any point in pretending it isn’t going to get hot and soon.
But that’s a-ok – it means staycations and pool parties and maybe, if you can swing it, a real vacation too.
So just where to take that overnight bag for a weekend in your own city?
We’ve got the lovely Hotel Palomar rolling out  deeply discounted room rates at $102 a night which includes a round of beers for four at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails (use rate code: BREW).
Or, if the family is in tow, rates start at $124 and include two children’s tickets to the Children’s Museum of Phoenix or the Arizona Science Center (Rate code: PFAM). To reserve, visit or call 602-253-6633.
If you want to make your staycation last a bit longer, The Westin Phoenix Downtown Hotel has a new Westin Weekends program that gives you a complimentary third night’s stay if you book two weekend nights. To make a reservation, call -800-937-8461 and mention “Complimentary Night,” or visit
If you have your plans together already, book at The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel before May 30 for rates at 30% off starting at $119 a night and kids eat free. Book online or call 866-716-8147 and ask for rate plan CC0APKG.
Finally, if brews and music is more your cup of tea, check out the Notes ‘N Ale package at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown. The fun includes a tasting at Phoenix Ale Brewery, two tickets to live music at Crescent Ballroom and breakfast for two in Marston’s Cafe. Rates start at $199, visit their website to book.