Black Friday travel bargains: 9 deals to check out right now


Black Friday shopping is here — and you don’t have to go to the mall to find good bargains. Travelers should check out these limited-time deals that offer savings on hotel rooms, cruises, tours and more.

British Airways will give fliers free London hotel rooms when they buy tickets on flights leaving the U.S. on Jan. 10 or 14. Yes, it’s a bid to get off-season travelers onto planes. This deal comes with up to three free nights (based on double occupancy) for the first 1,000 passengers who book. Sale begins 7 a.m. Pacific time Friday Info: British Airways

Legoland California offers half off a one-day Legoland/Sea Hopper Pass for the sale price of $55. And you can snag rooms starting at $123 at the theme park in Carlsbad, Calif. The offer is available on selected dates and available online only. The sale starts midnight Friday and ends midnight Monday (Pacific time). Info: Legoland California


G Adventures slashes 200 tours by 25% to 35% during the Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend. Some examples: A nine-day kayaking adventure in Costa Rica costs $824 per person instead of $1,099, and an eight-day multisport trip to Jordan costs $1,124 instead of $1,499 (airfares are extra). Check out the full list of trips and buy between 9 p.m. Thursday and 8:59 p.m. Monday (Pacific time). Info: G Adventures

Historic Hotels of America counts some of the most elegant grand hotels in its network. Book at the organization’s website and receive up to half off room prices. In California, that means rooms starting at $149 at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside and $232 at the award-winning La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla. The sale is on Friday through Monday. Info: Historic Hotels of America

Ace Hotels is cutting room prices up to 25% on its properties nationwide during its sale now through Wednesday. Room prices start at $149 for Los Angeles and New York City, $111 in New Orleans and $149 in Palm Springs. Use the code “chillydog” when you make a reservation. Info: Ace Hotels

Save up to 35% off room prices at fashionable Thompson Hotels at its properties in New York, Nashville, Chicago, Seattle and other locations. Stays are good through March 31 with this deal. You must book between Friday and Monday. Info: Thompson Hotels

Prepaid rooms at the L’Auberge Del Mar in San Diego cost 20% off the best available rate. In addition, you pay no resort charge and receive a $20 dining credit each night of your stay. Stays are good through June 30. Some blackout dates apply; use the code “trcyber.” The sale is on Friday through Monday. Info: L’Auberge Del Mar

Wyndham offers up to 40% off rooms at its Wyndham Grand locations and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts in Charleston, S.C.; Orlando, Fla.; San Diego and Boston. You’ll also find Wyndham Garden rooms discounted 25% in New York City; Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; and New Orleans. Stays are good through March 31, with a two-night minimum reservation. Sale is on Friday through Monday. Info: Wyndham hotels


Swiss-based MSC Cruises adds perks to its 2-for-1 deal on Caribbean cruises with prices as low as $400 per person for a seven-night sailing from Miami to the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and St Maarten. Passengers who book an ocean view stateroom on the April 1 cruise receive $25 credit per stateroom and a free Wi-Fi package, too. The sale lasts through Wednesday. Info: MSC Cruises Black Friday and Cyber Monday.


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