Travel Deals and Steals for July 27: Fort Worth, Hudson Valley, and Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Blues and BBQ in Texas, a midweek special at the Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa, a wine weekend at the Alisal Guest Ranch

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Enjoy live music, cold brews and some of the best barbecue in Texas at the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa.

Steal: Book the “Blues, Brews and BBQs” package for rates starting at $127 per night. This steal includes overnight accommodations, plus a $25 food and beverage credit per reservation (not including alcohol). The package is available through Aug. 31, but only on Friday and Saturday nights.

Experience: In Fort Worth, experience Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk. You can learn to line dance, take couples dance lessons, or country and swing-dancing lessons. There’s also live bull-riding, where pros and semi-pros compete on a bucking bull. Explore how women shaped the West at The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.

Book it! Go online to or call (866) 716-8134 and ask for rate plan BLUES.


Avoid the warm-weather weekend crowds with a mid-week escape to the Hudson Valley at the Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa.

Deal: Book the “Summer Sojourn” and save 25% on a two-night midweek stay, plus 25% on any single treatment at the Buttermilk Spa. This package includes one complimentary lunch for two, daily cooked-to-order breakfast for two, and daily afternoon tea for two with house-baked sweet goods. Rates start at $450 for a minimum Sunday through Thursday booking, available through Aug. 27.

Experience: The 75-acre country chic boutique resort will delight your senses. Start with the historic 1764 Main House, plus eight cottages and guest houses. (The Pony’s Pad is a pet-friendly option.) The farm-to-table restaurant, Henry’s at the Farm, serves only organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, honey and eggs, as well as produce, sourced from adjoining Millstone Farm. Meat, poultry and cheeses come from many nearby farms and local food purveyors as well. Stroll the orchards and pick berries. Or visit the goats, donkeys, llamas and herd of rescued alpacas.

Enjoy the Hudson Valley view from the Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa.Enjoy the Hudson Valley view from the Buttermilk Falls Inn + Spa.

Book it! Visit or phone (845) 795-1310.


Plan to celebrate the fall harvest this year in Santa Barbara, Calif. The perfect spot for a Western-focused wine weekend and harvest party: The Alisal Guest Ranch with Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards..

Steal: Book the “Alisal Harvest Weekend,” which includes: a studio accommodation for two nights and three days, breakfast and dinner daily (including wine with dinner), welcome wine reception and BBQ dinner, line-dancing and Western entertainment, Sunday breakfast at the Historic Adobe, transportation and admission to the Lucas & Llewellen Harvest Party, a winemaker’s dinner, and other amenities and activities. The package is $1,500 per couple and is available Nov. 7-9.

Experience: This weekend will feature live music, barrel- and tank-sampling and production tours, golf and horseback riding options, and more. The more than 50 miles of riding trails and scenic canyons provide breathtaking views of meadows and wildlife. Santa Ynez Valley has some of the finest premium wines in the country, with more than 9,000 acres of vineyards and 60 wineries to choose from.

Book it! Visit or call 800-4ALISAL.