Families Find Back-to-School Travel Bargains in The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton


Families Find Back-to-School Travel Bargains in

The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton

THE PALM BEACHES, Fla. (August 6, 2012) - Summer nights will soon give way to school days, but there is still a chance to squeeze in that end-of-summer getaway to The Palm Beaches, where animal encounters, kids' museums , youth eco programs, and 47 miles of shoreline for snorkeling, swimming, and building sandcastles are all on the table for ways to explore this family-fun destination. Making it easier to hit the beach before hitting the books, many famous resorts, trusted brand hotels and charming inns throughout The Palm Beaches are offering special family-themed packages. Current offers include the following:

Bring the family to enjoy some of Boca Raton's best attractions and take advantage of the Adventure with Kids package at the Boca Raton Wyndham Hotel. Valid through August 31, the package includes a poolside cabana, complimentary daily breakfast for four in the hotel's restaurant, four tickets to the Coconut Cove Water Park, four tickets to the Boca Raton Children's Museum and four tickets to enjoy unlimited miniature golf, bumper boats, laser tag and more at Boomers.

Adults and kids alike can enjoy a treasure-filled stay at Crane's BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar when booking a two-night stay through October 28, 2012. Starting at $369, the Ahoy, Pirates! package includes four passes to the family-friendly, interactive Pirates, Myths & Legends exhibit at the Museum of Art & American Culture, a $50 dining credit at the waterfront restaurant, Deck84 , special treasure chest gift upon arrival, complimentary breakfast, free parking and more.

For some quality time with family, consider a stay at the Delray Beach Residence Inn by Marriott, where- for every two-night stay in either a Studio Room or spacious One-Bedroom Double Bed Suite - the hotel will credit $50 on the final bill. Rates range from $149 to $189 per room per night.

 The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club is inviting families to enjoy a Sophistokids Vacation complete with a one-bedroom suite with den, behind-the-scenes passes for the Palm Beach Zoo, bike rentals, one-hour surf lessons and tasty macaroons from Café Boulud, starting at $639 through September 30, 2012.

Discerning travelers vying for the most memorable vacation they can get on a modest budget need look no further than the luxury oceanfront resort, The Breakers Palm Beach. Through September 30, 2012, weekday rates start at just $289 per room, per night, based on standard accommodations, and includes a variety of exceptional amenities including continental breakfast, kids' meals, kids' camp, unlimited tennis and fitness classes and significant savings on golf, dining, spa, bungalow rentals, on-site shopping, overnight valet parking and more.

The Palm Beach Zoo is open late every Friday evening through Halloween weekend. In addition to daily operating hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Friday evening "Safari Nights" are held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. These special summer hours are designed to offer families an opportunity to visit during the cool summer evenings and feature children's entertainment, roving animal encounters and shows, complimentary rides on the Wildlife Carousel, live music in the Fountain Plaza, and dinner specials in the Tropics Café. Zoo Admission is free for Zoo Members.

Educators in the area can take advantage of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens' Educator Membership, which includes unlimited admission to the Museum and Gardens and Annual Festivals, admission to the Summer Sushi & Stroll series, exclusive invitations to members-only events and receptions, subscription to Morikami publications, complimentary use of the Garden Audio Tour and more, all for an annual cost of just $40 with a current school ID.

For more information and additional offers visit www.mypalmbeachsummer.com. Blackout dates and special restrictions may apply. See individual offer for complete details.


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