Pacific Edge Hotel has a plan to get you out of work

With the 'Occupation Vacation' package

Joie De Vivre‘s Pacific Edge Hotel of Laguna Beach is now offering the Occupation Vacation Package ($299) from now until September with stays available Thursday night into Friday and Sunday night into Monday. The package includes the hotel room and a private surf-inspired indoor/outdoor cabana as well as bottomless Bloody Marys from 12 – 2 PM (all drinks are doubles during this time). Also included is a copy of the movie Office Space and a list of excuses why you need to take the day off. 647 South Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. 949-281-5709.

Get a ‘Jumpstart’ on your bikini body at Shore Hotel

Introducing the 'Bikini Jumpstart' hotel package

Shore Hotel in Santa Monica wants you to help you get in shape for the summer. The “Bikini Jumpstart” package offers: overnight accommodations, one-day cleanse with eight juices from Pressed Juicery, detoxifying body scrub and use of the Infrared Sauna at Tikkun Holistic Spa, map of Santa Monica with outlined walking and running trails. The package starts at $469 per night. Call 800-599-1515 to book. 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

The return of Breakfast in Beverly Hills

One night free with breakfast in bed

Returning for its fourth year is Breakfast in Beverly Hills. From March 1st to June 30, visitors who stay two to three nights at one of the 8 select Beverly Hills Hotels will receive a night free. For participating guests, each hotel will also be offering complimentary breakfast for each day of their stay, available anytime, any place – within the hotel property of course, and accommodates dietary needs. Read More

Virgin America now flying to Portland from LAX and SFO

Starting June 5, 2012

Today Virgin America announced a new route from PDX to LAX and SFO. To celebrate the launch, Virgin America is offering fares for $99 each way. Nonstop flights will travel twice daily to Los Angeles and once to San Francisco. Service kicks off on June 5. To book call 1-877-FLY-VIRGIN or visit virginamerica.com.

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‘Go Packs’ offered by JetBlue Airways in California

A new meaning to frequent flyer

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 28 through May 23, 2012 JetBlue Airways will be offering Go Packs for the frequent intrastate California flyer. With pre-purchased packages of 10, 20 or 30 one-way trips between Long Beach Airport (LGB) and San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK) or Sacramento (SMF) International Airports, these frequent flyers are still privy to access to every available seat on every flight with no blackout dates, and can book travel up to 90 minutes prior to departure for travel between March 1 and May 23, 2012. Read More

The Langham in Pasadena’s $30,000 Valentine’s Day hotel package

The best things in life are free, but you can keep them for the birds and bees

The Langham in Pasadena, CA is offering the “Ultimate Romance Package” for $30,000. Here’s the perfect solution for those that messed up last Valentine’s Day or those that want to create a V-Day memory that they’ll never be able to live up to again.

The hotel package includes: limo transfer to and from hotel (it’s also available on call during your stay); accommodations inside the Tournament of Roses suite (with early arrival and late check out); 80 minute couple’s massage at the spa; bottle of Champagne, five dozen roses and chocolate covered strawberries; rose petal turn-down and breakfast in bed; private dinner featuring a five course meal with wine pairings from The Royce; and a custom-created diamond jewelry piece from Single Stone on Mission Street (valued at $20,000). Package is valid February 2012. For reservations call 626-568-3900. 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106.

Qantas’ ‘Celebrate 2012 in Sydney from $2012’ package

A deal to celebrate Australia Day

Qantas is letting everyone know about Australia Day with their Celebrate 2012 in Sydney from $2012 package. Book your trip by February 29, 2012 for travel between April 15 – June 8, 2012 and July 15 – September 21, 2012 for a six day, five night experience of Australia. The trip includes: roundtrip Qantas Economy flights from Los Angeles to Sydney, five nights in Sydney at a 3-star hotel (upgrades available from $100), Sydney City Sightseeing tour, Sydney Harbour lunch cruise, World Heritage Blue Mountains full-day sightseeing tour, entry to Wild Life Sydney and air taxes.

Visit Qantas.com for more details and check out their auction section at the bottom.

Spend Valentine’s Day with a loved one or alone at Hotel Wilshire

Making love was just for fun, those days are gone

The Hotel Wilshire is offering two Valentine’s Day packages. One for those with someone, and another for those without (it’s okay you’ll find someone). For $395 per night or $445 for a junior suite, the “Make Out on Miracle Mile Package” (available from February 10 – 19) features two specialty cocktails and a three course dinner at The Roof on Wilshire. Guests who book the package will get a voucher for a 50% discount on next year’s Valentine’s Day promotion, only if you bring the same date.

The second is the “Break-up and Move On Package” (available on February 14) including two complimentary specialty cocktails and an appetizer, a copy of the book “Its Not Me, Its You: The Ultimate Break-up Book”, and a brownie sundae or a pint of Haagen Daaz. Rooms are $285 per night and $335 the junior suite. They also have half off rooms if you book after 10 PM (based on availability). 6317 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. 323-852-6000.

Play winemaker with Temecula Creek Inn’s ‘Ultimate Experience for Wine Lovers’ package series

Stay at the Inn, make wine at Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery

Unfortunately most of us can’t turn water into wine with one touch, which is okay, because the whole wine-making process can be enjoyable. Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula, CA is offering the “Ultimate Experience for Wine Lovers” package where guests will have the chance to participate in three different wine making processes at the Palumbo Family Vineyards & Winery: pruning on February 3; harvesting on September 28; and finally blending on November 9.

Each package includes a one-night stay, bottle of Palumbo wine with engraved glasses, a two hour seasonal tour on Friday, complete with wine tastings and catered lunch overlooking the vineyards and limo transportation to and from the winery. A discount is offered when booking all three days at $409/event (two people) or $459/event (two people) for single days. 44501 Rainbow Canyon Rd., Temecula, CA 92592. 877-517-1823.

Show off your love poem skills by tweeting to Shore Hotel and you might win a free room

Roses are red, violets are blue ...

Starting now until January 31, tweet your love poem to Santa Monica’s environmentally-conscious hotel (@ShoreHotelSM) and you’ll be entered in the “Love Poems by the Shore” contest. The person with the “most unique and creative poem” will win a night stay during the month of February. Winner to be announced on twitter on February 1. Here is our poem (under 140 characters): love cures all, unless diabetes, then insulin. 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401. 800-599-1515.

Photography provided by Ryan Gobuty, Gensler

Shore Hotel rocking two new room packages

'Cirque Du Soleil Package' for those wanting to take a trapeze course & 'Pink Goes Green' for the eco-conscious

Shore Hotel in Santa Monica is offering a room package celebrating Valentine’s Day during February. The “Pink Goes Green” package starts at $469 per night and features overnight accommodations at Shore Hotel, two bicycle rentals for the duration of your stay, a bottle of organic wine or champagne upon arrival, 60-minute couples massages at Tikkun Spa, and a $50 voucher to The Lobster Restaurant. The package is available for booking from February 1 – 29.

The second package, “Cirque Du Soleil” features overnight accommodations, two tickets to “Ovo” at the Santa Monica Pier, and lessons for two at the Trapeze School. Rates start at $443 per night and is available for booking from January 20 – March 25. Call 310-458-1515 for reservations. 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Photography provided by Skott Snider

Get healthy with Shore Hotel’s ‘New Year’s Resolution’ package

Shore Hotel in Santa Monica has a New Year’s Resolution package from January 1 – 31, 2012. They have partnered with Pressed Juicery, ASICS America, and Tikkun Spa to create a healthy package to start 2012. Rates start at $435 based on single occupancy. Read More