The Westin Richmond hotel, located near W Broad and Glenside, is offering $89 rates on weekends (Friday or Saturday check-in) (regularly $139). Most weekends are available through the end of 2012.
The rate code is FACEBO. Two other Starwood Hotels – Sheraton Richmond Park South Hotel
(9901 Midlothian Turnpike) and Aloft Richmond West (3939 Duckling Drive, Glen Allen) – may also offer a discount with that code.
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Find all the personal touches you need to retreat from the rigors of travel and emerge revitalized and renewed. Relax and rejuvenate at our award winning hotel with a special rate exclusive to our Facebook friends.
If you’re looking for a one-night getaway, TravelZoo has a special offer for dinner and a night at the Berkeley Hotel:
Stay-and-dine package for 2 at the AAA 4-Diamond Berkeley Hotel in Richmond for $149 through April 12 (reg. $286)
$149 for a 1-night weekend stay, Friday or Saturday, in a Premium guest room (reg. $195)
$199 for a 1-night weekday stay, Sunday-Thursday, in a Premium guest room (reg. $269)
*Includes $80 to spend on dinner at the hotel’s acclaimed Dining Room
*Complimentary valet parking (reg. $21)
RichmondMom.com has another great discount offer for two dates in March at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg: $159 for a Family Suite on Friday March 23 or Saturday March 24, using code 0312RICH.
Want to get out of Richmond for a day or two?
Check out Megabus.com – it’s a bus service that offers low cost daily shuttle service between Richmond and the cities of Washington DC, Hampton, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham and Baltimore. The Richmond terminal is at Main Street Station downtown.
Buses come equipped with free Wi-Fi and power outlets.
Even cooler – Megabus is offering TWO-HUNDRED THOUSAND free seats between January 4 and March 1, 2012. Just use promo code GOFREE to check if there are free seats available when you are interested in traveling.
For instance, you could take the 1:40pm January 7 (Saturday) bus to Washington DC and return at 7:45pm on Sunday January 8, both for free! Just pay a $.50 reservation fee. Even if you can’t snag a free fare, Megabus offers many tickets for $5 or so, so keep it in mind if you need frugal transportation.
Kate let me know about a special discount on Great Wolf Lodge rooms available for RichmondMom.com readers:
Even if you’ve been before, the holidays are a great time to plan a trip to Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg where it’s always warm in the waterpark and it “snows” each night at storytime in the lobby!
Just use code 1211RICH to get an unbelievable rate of $149 per night (family suite) which is a huge Great Wolf Lodge Discount on 12/19/11–just in time for school letting out. There are a limited number of rooms at this rate, so it’s first-come, first-served; thanks for understanding!
If you can’t go on the 19th, the Richmond Mom Savvy Saver card code RICH230A can save you 20% off best available rates!
I had this in the Cyber Monday list, but I think it deserves its own post because it’s such a great deal if you’re going to Williamsburg this year!
Through 4pm today, 11/28/11, Colonial Williamsburg is offering one-day tickets or annual passes “buy one, get one free” with code BOGO2.
Here’s how to take advantage of this limited-time offer:
Choose between the Annual Pass and Single-day Ticket and enter quantity
Click “Buy Now” You will be taken to the Colonial Williamsburg Shopping Cart.
Note: discount will not show in cart until you have entered Discount Code.
After signing in or creating a new account, enter discount code “BOGO2” and click “Apply”. (code is case-sensitive)
Complete your purchase, and print confirmation
*Offer ends at 4 p.m. EST on Monday, November 28, 2011. Good for online purchases only. Discount code “BOGO2” must be entered at time of purchase to receive discounted pricing. Discount code is case-sensitive.
NOTE: Site is running very slow. Either check back later or try calling 1-800-History to redeem.
Update: sale extended to Tuesday 11/29 at 6pm
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Facebook fans of the Virginia State Parks can save 25% on a cabin or camping reservation Sunday through Thursday nights using the code provided under the “Season of Savings” tab.
This discount applies to Sunday through Thursday for reservations arriving today through March 31, 2012. Call (800)933-7275 or go online to make a reservation.
Virginia residents and seniors 50+ can receive pass admission to Colonial Williamsburg for the rest of 2011 for the single-day rate of just $37.95 ($18.95 Youth). Offer must be purchased by October 31.
With new programs each week and more than 100 special events planned for the holiday season, there is no better time to visit the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg.
Your pass includes
Access to 35 exhibition sites, including the Governor’s Palace, Great Hopes Plantation, and the workshops of 16 Historic Trades
New interpretive programming at the Palace, Charlton’s Coffeehouse, and the Capitol
Access to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, including new exhibits
Revolutionary City® street theater daily
Seasonal offers on special events and shopping
Free parking and shuttle service
The regular price of annual passes is $58.95 for adults and $29.50 for youth 6-17.
Williamsburg and James City County residents can take advantage of Colonial Williamsburg’s “Good Neighbor” program, which allows them to purchase a pass for only $10!
(Photo: Richmond Hostel)
Great news for travelers wanting to visit Richmond but can’t afford a downtown hotel – From Richmond.com:
A special-use permit has been approved for Richmond’s first hostel to open its doors as as early as next spring. The plan, according to the Richmond Hostel Committee, is to transform the building at 7 N. Second Street “… into a 40-50 bed hostel, ;with environmentally sustainable features and operations, including a green roof and water collection system.'”
A hostel offers dormitory-like accommodations, shared rooms and bathrooms, for inexpensive prices. Private bedrooms are typically available at extra cost. A night at the Richmond hostel will cost around $30.
I’ve never stayed in a hostel, but always heard my parents sing their praises from their experiences staying at them while backpacking around Europe.
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Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the GRTC transit system will offer eight trips daily from downtown Richmond to the Kings Dominion theme park. The fare each way will cost $5. (Times-Dispatch story) You can catch the bus at any westbound stop along Broad Street between 12th Street and Belvidere Street.
For reference, the parking fee at Kings Dominion is $12. For families (with cars) taking the bus doesn’t make economic sense, but for a single rider or someone without a car, this is a nice option to have.
To save money on KD tickets, check out some ideas in my Kings Dominion discount post!