Check out a baseball game while staying at the Vinoy Renaissance in St. Pete, take a selfie at the La Concha Resort in Puerto Rico, see the solstice at the Sandos Caracol in Mexico

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An outdoor cabana at the Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg, Fla.

By Paula Conway
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Enjoy a baseball game — and on the same trip you can discover The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club.

Steal: Book the “Grand Slam Baseball Getaway” package to Florida, for rates starting at $219 a night. This steal’s available through Sept. 1. The rate includes free transportation to and from Tropicana Field for two, breakfast for two and a kit with snacks, plus two stadium-seat cushions.

Experience: The resort is less than 10 minutes from Tropicana Field, where the hometown Tampa Bay Rays will take on the Yankees in mid-August. The Vinoy itself has hosted many baseball legends over the years, including Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio.

Book it! On the Web at or by calling 1-888-303-4430. The promo code SPE must be referenced at the time of reservation.


Turn your travel photos into a winning selfie at the La Concha Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Steal: Book the “Take a Selfie Adventure” package for a chance to turn your travel photos into a winning selfie. This package is available for travel from May to August 2014, with rooms starting at $179 per night. The steal includes: discounts at the Bacardi distillery, a tropical rain forest tour, kite flying at the historical forts, and more. When you book the package and stay at La Concha, you become eligible to participate in the selfie social media promotion — and possibly win a three-day, two-night stay.

How it works: After booking the package, take a selfie when you’re in San Juan and tag your post with “La Concha Resort” on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (@laconcharesort). When posting, use the hashtag #belaconcha, and you will automatically be submitted to participate in the winning sweepstakes. Each month La Concha picks one favorite selfie to feature as the social-media contest winner.

NAPICASAThe Perla restaurant at the La Concha Resort, which has a “selfie adventure” package.

Experience: Among the treasures around San Juan, visit Spanish forts, canoe and swim in the bioluminescent bays at night, and weave through the third-largest river cavern system in the world. Try some amazing scuba diving along the outstanding reefs.

Book it! Visit and use Cluster Code ARN or phone (787) 721-7500, and ask for the “Take a Selfie Adventure” when booking.


Stay at the Sandos Caracol Eco Experience Resort in Mexico — complete with special activities and cultural events — and honor the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.

Deal: Book the “Solstice Special Discount” through June 30 to receive more than 40% off for stays between June 15 and 30. All-inclusive room rates start at $182 per night.

Experience: The solstice, when the sun is at its highest point in the sky, comes Sunday, June 22. Resort guests and the inhabitants from the nearby Mayan village will enjoy interactive spiritual and cultural activities. There will be interactive activities, such as a colorful nighttime performance, an ancient Mayan ball game, lessons in jungle survival skills, regional cuisine and meditation.

Book it! Online at or call (866) 336-4083.