Spend the night at one of eight Santa Clara hotels and receive two free general-admission tickets to California's Great America. (You can purchase additional tickets at a discount.) Some packages also include free breakfast. Participating hotels are the Avatar Hotel ($159), Biltmore Hotel & Suites ($139), Embassy Suites Santa Clara ($149), Hilton Santa Clara ($149), Hyatt Regency Santa Clara ($159), Mariani's Inn and Restaurant ($159), Santa Clara Marriott ($179), and The Plaza Suites ($174). The promotion is valid through Nov. 2, but availability is limited. Book via www.santaclara.org/hotelpackages. Get free breakfast for two and a bottle of bubbly to share with Marriott's "Pride and Joy" package in several U.S. cities. In San Diego, for example, where the city's Pride festivities run July 18-20, rates start at $249-$259 at two Courtyard properties and at $339 at the San Diego Marriott in La Jolla. Breakfast-Champagne savings estimated at $52 to $60, depending on the hotel.
Restrictions such as blackout dates and advance-purchase requirements may apply. Prices do not include taxes or fees unless noted.
-- Linda Zavoral, Staff