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Five U.S. Girlfriend Getaways, From $230

A roundup of late summer and early fall packages that cover favorite indulgences like outlet shopping, pampering spa treatments, fine dining, and theater performances.

Boston, Mass., from $230 per room per night
The Baseball and Shopping package includes accommodations at the Boston Marriott Copley Place and two tickets to a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. You can find an updated list of available game dates here. The package rate also covers round-trip transportation from the hotel to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets for one day of shopping. New England's largest outlet center has more than 170 name-brand outlet stores, among them Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Burberry, Juicy Couture, Restoration Hardware, Saks Fifth Avenue - Off 5th, Williams-Sonoma Marketplace, and Salvatore Ferragamo. Discounts are anywhere from 25 to 65 percent off regular prices. You'll get a $25 gift card and a VIP coupon book worth hundreds of dollars in added savings. The 38-story Marriott is located in the historic Back Bay district close to Trinity Church, Boston Common, and Newbury Street. It has a heated indoor pool, a health club, a sauna, a game room, and panoramic city views. Rates start at $739 for a three-night package (the rate breaks down to about $246 per night) and at $919 per room for a four-night stay (about $230 per night). When Through Sept. 4, 2008. Details Based on single or double occupancy. Breakfast is included. Taxes are an additional 12.45 percent. If booking by phone, refer to the promotional code ZJL; if you're making your reservation online, make sure that the code ARN appears in the "corporate/promotional code" box. Contact 800/834-6418,

Lenox, Mass., from $235 per room per night
The Seven Hills Inn is located in Berkshire County, a popular retreat for the rich and famous from Boston and New York during the 1800s. The inn's package includes a 15 percent discount for two tickets to The Canterville Ghost at the Shakespeare and Company theater, with a backstage tour and a meet and greet with the actors. The Seven Hills Inn consists of three separate compounds: the 1911 Manor House, with 12 rooms eclectically furnished with antiques and overlooking 26 acres of lawns and gardens; the Carriage House, to the right of the Manor, featuring seven suites, each complete with a kitchenette, a fireplace, and a jet tub; and the Terrace County Motel, which consists of 25 garden-view rooms and a deck. The inn is next door to the Mount, an estate built by novelist Edith Wharton and up the road from Shakespeare and Company. Rates start at $235 per room per night. When Sept. 19-Oct. 31, 2008. Details Based on single or double occupancy. Breakfast is included. Add $72 for two tickets for a Friday night and Saturday day performance at Shakespeare and Company; add $82 for two tickets for a Saturday night performance. The tickets and room rates are offered at a 15 percent discount. Hotel taxes are an additional 9.7 percent. Contact 413/637-0060,

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from $249 per room per night
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau's latest promotion is Spa Chic Stays, packages that combine customized spa treatments with an overnight stay at a participating local hotel. Rates start at $249 for one night in a two-room, two-bath suite at the Embassy Suites Deerfield Beach Resort and Spa, along with breakfast and a manager's reception in the afternoon. The package centerpiece is a Spa Chic treatment for one person: a 50-minute Swedish massage, a 25-minute Pevonia aromatherapy bath, and a designer Spa950 Bling custom tee and a Spa950 visor. Add $49 per room to make it a spa treatment for two. Or choose a Spa Chic Stay at another participating hotel; rates start at $370 per room per night at the Diplomat Golf Resort and Spa or the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa and at $429 per room per night at the Harbor Beach Marriott; other hotels are available. You can also enjoy the Spa Chic service minus the accommodations for $99 at any participating spa. When Sept. 1-30, 2008. Details Based on single or double occupancy. Hotel tax is an additional 11 percent. Contact 800/227-8669,

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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