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Perks & Packages

The travel industry loves the GG trend—hotels and tour operators are creating package deals that bundle together everything you and your friends might want (and more!).

the fine print
Prices are either per person or per room and may be based on single, double, or quadruple occupancy (look for details under "When"). Packages are subject to availability and may be blacked out on holidays. Ask when booking whether gratuities and taxes are covered in the listed price. Where airfare is included, rates are generally based on midweek travel.

for sophisticated ladies
A Cottage in the Keys
Sunset Key Guest Cottages, where our Girlfriend Getaways magazine cover was shot, is an ideal spot for a getaway. And the private island resort off Key West, Fla., has created a package that includes four nights in a two-bedroom cottage, a poolside lunch, and VIP passes to an Aquanettes drag queen show in Key West (from $2,655, double occupancy). Contact Sunset Key Guest Cottages, 866/236-6700,

Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.
One night at the La Playa Hotel & Cottages-by-the-Sea, two blocks from the beach and four blocks from Carmel's shops; a bottle of champagne; an individual guided shopping tour of Carmel Plaza; and a free cosmetics touch-up at Cos Bar. When Weekdays until Dec. 31 ($250 per person, double). Contact La Playa Hotel, 800/582-8900,

Los Angeles, Calif.
One night at Hotel Angeleno, in Brentwood; three DVDs of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie flicks; a stash of new tabloid magazines; an L.A. star map; dinner at West Restaurant & Lounge with a round of drinks; shuttle service within a three-mile radius; and a hangover kit of aspirin, bottled water, sunglasses, and under-eye concealer. When Until Dec. 31 (from $349 per room, double; add $75 per person up to quad). Contact Hotel Angeleno, 866/264-3536,

New York, N.Y.
Two nights at the Roosevelt Hotel in midtown Manhattan; a shopping tour through the Garment District with bargain expert Sarah Gardner; a three-course lunch at Steamers Landing, Fino Wall Street, or Bombay Palace; and a chocolate martini at the Madison Club Lounge. When Until Sept. 1 (from $1,004 per room, double). Contact The Roosevelt Hotel, 888/833-3969,

San Diego, Calif.
One night at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa, a pair of pajamas, a 50-minute BFF couple's massage, and a midnight refrigerator raid (access to the executive kitchen and hot-fudge-sundae fixings). When Until Dec. 30 (from $589 per room, double). Contact Loews Coronado Bay Resort & Spa, 619/424-4000,

Healdsburg, Calif.
Hotel Healdsburg, in Sonoma, has a deal that covers two nights in a double queen room stocked with a cheese platter with wine, six magazines, and chocolates; you also get two cocktails, two 50-minute treatments at the hotel spa and 15 percent off others, tastings at J Winery and Lancaster Estate with a picnic lunch, shopping discounts at Healdsburg Plaza, valet parking, and breakfasts. When Until Aug. 31 (from $880 per room, double; add $200 per person up to quad). Contact Hotel Healdsburg, 800/889-7188,

Note: This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.



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