21 May, 2024, 23:20

Taxes are Hard. Saving on Vacation is Easy.

Life can be taxing, and heading into tax season, we’re reminded that the annual number crunching rarely reduces stress levels. This April 15, turn a must-do into a want-to-do by thinking of ways to stretch those 2022 tax refunds into something amazing, like a restorative travel experience.

Benchmark Resorts & Hotels has curated an enormous list of travel opportunities—up to 50% off—to inspire some “refund & relax” time. The deals span the country and speak to any number of ways to reset, be it a foodie break in a major culinary city or a mountain escape in the wilds of nature.

Our Tax Relief promotion page features everything you need to know, including important package details, restrictions and dates of availability. Here’s a preview of the deals that will get you a much-needed post-tax relax.

Find Fun at the Waterfront: Overlook Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains from the perch of Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, CA and save 50% on accommodations, plus receive a $50 nightly resort credit. In greater Houston, enjoy an island-inspired paradise at Margaritaville Lake Resort in Lake Conroe, TX, with 10% off its best available rate, plus a daily $50 resort credit. The Lake Geneva waterfront property, The Abbey Resort in Wisconsin’s Fontana, is also offering a daily $50 resort credit and discounted room rate.

Retreat to the Mountains: Find the fun in refund with the third night free at The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa in Manchester, Vermont’s Green Mountains. Or take your trip to new heights in Utah at Red Mountain Resort, an adventure resort in the St. George region, where you can save 23% off accommodations while exploring nearby parks like Zion or Bryce Canyon. You can soothe a happily taxed body with a $50 credit to Sagestone Spa & Salon. Another gem of a deal is 35% off at YOTELPAD Park City.

Enjoy Southern Hospitality: Snag 25% off through April for some EZ tax relief in The Big Easy at The Old No.77 Hotel  in New Orleans, LA. At Hotel Preston in Nashville, TN, you’ll find both great Southern hospitality and 22% off their best available rate.

Head Southwest: Make vacation history at one of the country’s best historic hotels by enjoying a fourth night free at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, AZ. Or, try the state’s Rise Uptown Phoenix, whose offer includes $22 off accommodations with another $22 in credit to use towards food and drink at the hotel’s Lylo Swim Club and Say When rooftop bar.

Destress in the Pacific Northwest: At Willows Lodge in Woodinville, WA, accommodations are 15% off, and guests are greeted with a bottle of locally-produced Lu & Oly wine and locally made bath salts by SaltWorks. The “1099 EZ” program at Hotel Lucia in Portland, Oregon includes 10.99% savings on spring fun.

Savings Inspired by the Year ’22: From 22% off a stay to savings and credits ranging from $20.22-$22.00, it’s easy to say yes to the following creative tax-time offers: The Heldrich in New Brunwick, NJ (22% off, plus 10% off dining); Sentinel in Portland, OR (20.22% off); Seattle, Washington’s Hotel Theodore and Hotel Max ($22 savings by waiving the guest amenity fee); Portland, Oregon’s Dossier Hotel and Hotel deLuxe (a $20.22 “Rebate” in the form of a nightly dining credit); and Hotel Murano in Tacoma, WA ($20.22 per night savings).