Summertime Getaway Deals for Government Workers

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By on May 10, 2015 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments

Summertime is just around the corner, and that means summer vacation! The sun is shining, kids are out of school, and it’s time to break out your bathing suit and get ready for the beach. Summer is such a popular season for family vacations that finding a good deal can seem like a daunting task, especially for government workers. Federal employees often are very busy through the late spring and may not have the time to search around for the best vacation package.

By the time they can find room in their schedule for a week off with the family, most of the best deals are long gone. Travel sites scour resources high and low to find the best prices on hotels and all-inclusive resorts for adults and families looking to get away for the week. So whether you want to go to the beach on the east coast, sight-seeing on the west coast, or jet off to an exotic location, there is something for everyone. 

East Coast Beaches

If you’re hoping to get away for a beach holiday, there’s nothing better than East Coast beaches in the summertime. Myrtle Beach is a popular destination for beach going families, especially for the Fourth of July. Pack a cooler and some blankets, head down to the sandy shores, and watch the fireworks with the kids.

Government workers often have trouble getting time off, especially during peak travel times like July 4th. Most Myrtle Beach hotels are fully booked for the week of July 4th already, but there are still some available spots at affordable rates! Find exclusive deals at the Ocean Forest Plaza right on Myrtle Beach. It’s located in the quiet Ocean Forest section of Myrtle Beach – away from the throngs of vacationers, but close to everywhere you want to be.

This featured resort is available for the week of July 4th for just $276 a night, which is much less than most area hotels. Or, take a few steps inland and stay at Magnolia Pointe at Myrtle Woods. Still just moments away from Broadway and Myrtle Beach, this spacious condo-style resort sits on the area golf course. Available for the week of July 4th for $2,139 for the week of July 4th. Both hotels have additional availability throughout the summer, as well. 

Cool Mountain Breezes

The Tanglwood Resort is perched high atop the Poconos mountains of Pennsylvania. Sitting on Lake Wallenpaupack, the resort features condo-style rentals with views of the lake below. If you don’t want to go for a boat ride in the lake or swim in the pool, you can play golf on the 18 hole-golf course. has exclusive Space-A booking deals for the Tanglwood resort: $369 ($53 per night) for a one-week stay with availability in July and August. Beat the muggy summer heat and escape to this lake-side resort and keep cool with the fresh mountain breezes.

Space-A deals are a great way to save big on vacations, like the deals available for Eagle Trace at Massanutten Resort in the mountains of Virginia. For $369 anytime this summer, guests can stay the whole week and enjoy everything this resort offers. The resort’s indoor-outdoor water park is home to the state’s largest Flowrider and slip-and-slide. Take in the view of the breathtaking mountains while lounging in the Jacuzzi or swimming in the indoor pool.

In addition to the water park, activities like golf, fishing, and tennis will be fun for the whole family. A quick ride three miles down the road will bring opportunities for horseback riding through the picturesque mountains. Take advantage of the Harrisonburg Mountains and Streets package deal when booking a stay within the first week of July, which gives guests exclusive rewards to dine out, explore, and shop in the Shenandoah Valley.

History and Culture

Government workers can benefit from exclusive deals on available resort openings. Find affordable availability in historic Williamsburg, VA during mid-May and Early September for $369 per week. Wyndham Patriot’s place accommodates guests with Colonial style housing just one mile from Williamsburg historical sites. Golfing, shopping, and entertainment are nearby, and Colonial Williamsburg offers a trip into the history of the country. Look for exclusive packages on tickets to historical downtown sites, some of which are exclusive for government workers and military personnel. 

Music and Entertainment

WorldMark Branson, a featured resort in Branson, MO, offers great deals for music lovers. Branson is quickly becoming a destination for country and pop music. The town holds year-round shows and festivals featuring big-name performers. WorldMark Branson sits high in the Ozark mountains and is close to theme parks and lakes. Government workers can enjoy all WorldMark has to offer for just $177 per night through June, July, and August. Couple your great vacation deal with one of the many entertainment packages for theatrical shows, live music, cruises, and other activities. 

West Coast Forests

Perfect for couples and small families, the GEVC at Lighthouse Pointe offers stunning panoramic views of the Mendocino coast line in Northern California. The rocky coast line is dotted with pine trees and gives way to a beach just 1 mile away. Couples or families get their own private cabin and can spend time relaxing in the pool or cooking in the picnic area. There are tons of activities for the family, tourist and cultural attractions, and a winery just a short drive away. Exclusive deals are available for federal employees; a seven night stay in July or August is just $896.99 for the whole week. 

Tropical and Exotic

Sites like offer great deals on all-inclusive resorts in tropical locations. The Tropical at Lifestyle Holiday Vacation Club in the Dominican Republic offers exceptional savings for one-week stays. Pre-pay now for a one-week stay in July and receive 10% off, meaning guests only have to pay $665.99 for a whole week any time in June, July, or August. This price includes food and drinks for everyone. Resorts like The Tropical at LHVC offer beach clubs, pool bars, fine dining restaurants, and recreational activities, all on site. Other all-inclusive deals include resorts in Puerto Aventuras, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun, Mexico.

If you want to travel to an exotic location and really get out of the country, look for exciting Space-A deals in the Canary Islands. The Dunas Club in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, has availability all summer long at $369 for a one-week stay. This resort is right in between the heart of downtown, the harbor, and the island’s sandy beaches. Walk to shops, restaurants, or down to the coastline. Go fishing or snorkeling in the ocean, or stay onsite for swimming and nightlife entertainment. 

Relaxing Cruises

Government workers looking for the best of both worlds can find some rest and relaxation on a national or international cruise. There are many discounts available from popular cruise lines that are exclusive to federal employees on Customize your trip by coupling cruise discounts with resort stay savings or entertainment packages. Don’t forget your sun block and sunglasses – you will definitely need them! 

Great Deals for Government Workers

Federal government workers always need time off after the busy season of late spring, so travel sites work hard to find the best deals for your well-deserved vacation. In addition to Space-A deals, members of the Armed Forces Vacation Club can receive $20 of instantly when booking through participating travel agencies. Working with travel agencies, AFVC finds the best vacation deals around for government workers. You can relax with your family and make memories to last a lifetime.

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