updated 2/9/2010 9:11:17 AM ET 2010-02-09T14:11:17

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on Southwest Airlines, five nights at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, fuel surcharges, and hotel taxes, from $560 per person—plus about $35 in airport taxes.

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When: Depart Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays through March 31.

Gateways: Oakland, Phoenix, Sacramento; add $80 for Denver; $125 for Houston; $130 for Chicago; $155 for Kansas City; additional gateways available.

The fine print: Does not include airport taxes of about $35 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $455. Use promo code SHERSAVE75. Prices might be higher when booking by phone. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: Feb. 25.

Contact: Southwest Vacations, 800/243-8372, southwestvacations.com.

Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a round-trip flight for travel between Phoenix and San Diego in late February for $160 (US Airways). The five-night hotel stay costs about $594 per person. So booking independently, you would expect to pay about $754 per person, including taxes. This package is $595 including taxes—a savings of $159.

More: You can add nights to this package, but rates vary depending on travel dates. This package is part of a larger promotion for discounted stays at Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, and there are other U.S. destinations available, such as Phoenix and Orlando.

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