Embrace the end of summer or celebrate the cooler temps of autumn with a trip up to North Carolina.
Here are a just few of the best offers:
Stay at The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa through Sept. 30 at rates from $119 per night, a savings of $45. The resort is surrounded by mountains and offers 27-holes of championship golf (designed by the legendary Scottish architect Donald Ross and rated 4-stars by Golf Digest), accommodations, and dining. Also included in this "Mountain Escape" rate is breakfast for two, a room upgrade, a $50 resort credit and complimentary WiFi. For details on this offer, or to make reservations, visit this special promotions link: www.visitnc.com/offers. For more on The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa, visit www.thewaynesvilleinn.com.
Partake in the Pinehurst Food & Wine Festival, Pinehurst over the Labor Day weekend. The Holly Inn offers a "Sip, Swirl and Savor" package at rates from $292 per person, per night (based on double occupancy) on Sept. 2-6 stays. Included is a full day of seminars and wine activities, culinary and cooking demonstrations, daily grand tasting featuring over 100 wines to sample, dinner, breakfast and overnight accommodations. Every Labor Day weekend, Pinehurst uncorks hundreds of bottles of wine from around the globe -- all in a five-day celebration of the harvest. The Holly Inn, part of the Pinehurst Resort, features 4-Diamond, 4-Star accommodations with period decor. Guests have access to all resort amenities via Pinehurst Resort Transportation, including swimming, fitness center, sporting venues and guest services. For details on this offer, or to make reservations, visit this special promotions link: www.visitnc.com/offers. For more on the Pinehurst Resort, visit www.pinehurst.com.
Perhaps you prefer the sea? A "Fall Into a Night" package from The Sanderling Resort & Spa allows visitors to get a free night stay when buying two nights in the North Inn at $235 per night. This offer is based on Sunday-Thursday arrivals now through Oct. 28. The Sanderling's luxurious spa combined with a tennis and fitness club makes us the Outer Banks only true resort -- located on the Atlantic and the Currituck Sound. The resort offers a number of dining options and a special Wednesday evening ‘Surf & Turf' buffet with live entertainment through Sept. 1. For details on this offer, or to make reservations, visit this special promotions link: www.visitnc.com/offers. For more on The Sanderling, visit www.thesanderling.com.
Clara Bosonetto Maerz is a retired travel consultant.