updated 5/5/2009 9:54:13 AM ET 2009-05-05T13:54:13

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Travel by: Memorial Day

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The deal
Memorial Day is nearly upon us, ushering in a new season of warm-weather road-trips and barbecues. This year, make your holiday weekend one to remember with these excellent family travel specials across the U.S. Why? Because you’re long overdue for a long weekend escape!

Up to 50 percent off: Memorial Day Hotel Sale
Get your clan together for an affordable Memorial Day getaway this year. Hotels.com is currently slashing hotel rates for the coming holiday week, so you can now save up to 50 percent off in destinations across the country. Consider a stay at the Metropolitan Resort in Orlando, a stone’s throw from Wet ‘n Wild waterpark, and save 42 percent off rack rates; holiday rates are available from just $44/night. Low-priced hotels are also available in New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and many more cities. Reservations must be booked by May 25, for travel from May 21 through May 27.

Lake Tahoe Family Getaway from $179/Night
Kick off the summer with an exciting family getaway this Memorial Day. Situated on the shores of Lake Tahoe, the Resort at Squaw Creek offers a wide range of appealing activities for families, from exciting mountain biking excursions to guided day hikes in the surrounding Sierra Nevadas. For the little ones, there are also plunge pools, waterslides, and a special Mountain Buddies program offering arts and crafts, swimming and other supervised programming for kids ages 4-12. Starting at just $179/night, the resort’s “Memorial Day Family Getaway” package covers your stay in a spacious guestroom with mountain views, plus breakfast and a $25 resort credit per night. Be sure to book soon for travel from May 20 to May 26.

The dollars
Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Charcoal and burgers not included.

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