With the regular NFL referees on strike, watching Monday Night Football games are likely to cause more stress than usual. Save yourself the heartache — and a possible trip to the emergency room — and book a relaxing vacation. This week's top travel deals spotlight vacations to some of the most beautiful and exciting corners of the U.S. And for other discounts on foreign and domestic destinations, check out our daily travel deals.
3-Night Flight and Hotel Package for 2 to Puerto Rico
Vendor: CheapCaribbean via ShermansTravel
Price: From $592.62
Lowest By: $126
Expires: October 2
Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice deal is the lowest price we've ever seen for any 3-night vacation in Puerto Rico, let alone one with a stay at the impressive Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa. Thirty minutes from San Juan, the peace and quiet of this hotel is made possible by its beautiful ocean views and private beach. What's more, stays include a $100 food and beverage credit, so guests really have nothing to think about outside of the soft sand and sounds of the ocean.
This price is based on departure from Fort Lauderdale, FL, (FLL) with arrival in San Juan, Puerto Rico, (SJU) on October 16; other departing cities are available for an additional cost. Book by October 2 for travel October 3 through November 9. Some dates may be excluded, and additional taxes and fees apply.
Stays at the Palms Place Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas
Price: From $59
Lowest By: $13
Expires: September 30
Is It Worth It?: Again at the lowest rate we've ever seen for stays at this property, this Editors' Choice deal means you'll pay less than $60 per night for a room that comes with two free passes to Ghostbar or Rain, the hotel's primiere nightclubs. After a night out that includes drinks, concerts, and games of chance, it's smart to recover by getting a massage... and lounging underneath a poolside cabana... and ordering some bottle service. (What? it's Vegas!)
Book by September 30 for stays through March 31, 2013. Blackout dates and additional taxes and fees may apply.
Stays at the Paradise Point Resort and Spa in San Diego
Price: From $109 via coupon code "TCKR09"
Lowest By: $41
Expires: October 2
Is It Worth It?: Offering the lowest nightly rate we've seen all year for stays at this property, this offer is yet another Editors' Choice deal. Stay at this island resort in the middle of Mission Bay, which removed from San Diego but near enough for easy access to some of the city's main attractions and soak in the sun and fun of SoCal. Or just lounge about the resort's bungalow-style rooms and explore the nearby lagoons and tropical gardens.
Blackout dates and additional taxes and fees may apply. Book by October 2 for stays through December 1.
New York Hotels Sale
Price: From $159
Lowest By: At least $40
Is It Worth It?: Providing the lowest base rate for select hotels in New York by $40, this hotel sale from Expedia may make tourists not even notice that a New York bottle of water can cost $4. From the trendy YOTEL to the historic Waldorf Astoria, we'd probably shack up at the start at the Roosevelt Hotel for $159 per night. A beautiful Jazz Age hotel located in midtown Manhattan, this establishment is near to Grand Central Terminal and close to all things New York City.
Some dates may be excluded, and additional taxes and fees may apply.
Stays at the Stonebridge Inn in Snowmass, CO
Vendor: Destination Hotels & Resorts
Price: From $108.50
Lowest By: $14
Expires: October 15
Is It Worth It?: With all this talk of sunny and warm, and autumn in New York, we can't help but also think about booking a ski holiday at the Stonebirdge Inn in Snowmass, Colorado. Nightly rates start at just $108.50, which is the lowest current nightly rate we could find for stays at this property.
Some dates may be excluded and additional taxes and fees may apply. Book by October 15 for stays November 22 through April 14, 2013.
Front page photo credit: Elle Barone