Bargains on great travel:
*Shenandoah National Park has an End of Summer deal on room rates at its Skyland resort and Big Meadows lodge: Pay $75 a night for a traditional room on select weekdays, vs. the usual $119. Add about $7 in taxes. Stay Aug. 29-Sept. 2 and Sept. 6-9. Use promo code SUMMERENDS. Info: 866-776-4123, www.visitshenandoah.com/summerends.
*With the Family Escape package, two parents and two kids can stay at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld starting at $99 per night (normal rates start at $249) and get free kids' meals (age 12 and younger), an in-room movie night with pizza and soda, and a 10 percent spa discount. Add $12 in taxes. Travel through Dec. 15. Use promo code P50. Info: 800-834-7015, www.renaissanceseaworld.com.
*The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Md., is offering 45 percent off regular room rates through Sept. 30. With the Summer Sizzle deal, rooms start at $159 double per night Sundays through Thursdays, $199 Fridays and Saturdays. Add an $18 resort fee and about $21 in taxes per night. This week (Aug. 23-29) is Crab Week, and guests can and participate in special crab-inspired activities, some free (picking and cooking demos, crabbing lessons), some not (an all-you-can-eat crab dinner, $30 per person). Use promo code SUMSIZ. Info: chesapeakehyattmagazine.com/packages.php. Booking: 800-633-7313, www.chesapeakebay.hyatt.com.
*Oceania Cruises is offering half off its brochure rates, plus free airfare from New York's JFK airport and other major airports, on 32 European cruises. For example, the 10-day Pearls of the Riviera cruise departing Oct. 15, 2011, from Barcelona to Rome starts at $3,699 per person double (instead of $7,398), including taxes, for those flying out of Dulles Airport. Bought separately, airfare would run about $720 per person. Purchase by Aug. 31. Info: www.oceaniacruises.com.
*AirTran is having a sale to dozens of U.S. cities. For instance, fly for as low as $79 one-way from Buffalo to Fort Lauderdale, and $93 one-way to Houston. Fares on Fridays and Sundays are more expensive. Purchase by Tuesday; travel through Dec. 15. Other airlines are matching on select routes. Info: 800-247-8726, www.airtran.com.
*The Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board is offering a $300 air credit to the Bahamas when you book a package that includes a minimum three-night stay. Participating hotels include the Atlantis Paradise Island, Best Western Bay View Suites, Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort and Comfort Suites Paradise Island. For example, a three-night package at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort that includes round-trip air from Buffalo-Niagara, three nights' accommodations and round-trip airport transfers ordinarily costs $1,398 per couple; with the discount, it's $1,098. Book by Sept. 15 for travel through Dec. 22. Info: 866-789-5485, www.nassauparadiseisland.com.
Deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Restrictions such as blackout dates and advance purchase may apply.