Carmel escape: Heading to Carmel for a midweek getaway? The Vendange Carmel Inn's two-night "One Tank Wonder" package includes a $50 gift card to fill your gas tank and wine (to refuel you) through June 30. Also very cool: In addition to cottage suites and deluxe rooms, Vendange offers wine-themed rooms -- aided and abetted by 15 Monterey County wineries. Book the Ventana Vineyards room, for example, and you'll find the minibar tucked inside a Ventana wine barrel and stocked with vineyard snacks and, of course, Ventana wine. Make reservations at www.vendangecarmel.com and click the "One Tank Wonder" button on the final page or call 831-624-6400.
Golf getaway: Rory McIlroy and 134 other top-ranked pro golfers will be playing at the Frys.com Open from Oct. 6 to 12 at Napa's Silverado Resort, which Golfweek named one of the best resort courses last year. Starting July 1, Silverado will be offering a "Play Where the Pros Play" package ($539 and up) that includes a two-night stay, breakfast, two rounds of golf, golf lessons and golf schwag. Find details (and the fine print) at www.silveradoresort.com or call 707-257-0200.
-- J. Burrell, Staff