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Puerto Rico, air/3 nights, from $532

Take a long weekend and visit sunny San Juan or Ponce, on the island's southern coast.

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on Delta Airlines to San Juan, three nights at the Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort, breakfast daily, spa discounts, resort credits, casino coupons, and hotel taxes and fuel surcharges, from $532 per person — plus estimated airport taxes and fees of $46 per person depending on departure city.

When: Through Oct. 30, 2010.

Gateways: Minneapolis, Omaha; add $21 for New York City; $60 for Detroit; $234 for Atlanta; additional gateways available

The Fine Print: Airport taxes and fees are about $46 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is approximately $300. Other hotel packages in San Juan are available through Delta Vacations; the spa discounts, resort credits, and casino coupons vary by hotel. Kids 17 and under stay free with adults at all resorts. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: Aug. 31, 2010.

Contact: Delta Vacations, 800/800-1504,

Why it's a deal: According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fare between Minneapolis and San Juan is $345, with taxes, for travel in late August (US Airways). A three-night stay at the resort costs about $383 per person including taxes. So booking independently, you would expect to pay about $728 per person. This package costs $578, a savings of $150.

More: Transfers from San Juan to Ponce are not included in the price. Private transfers are available and can be arranged through the hotel ($155 for two people). Optional tours include an El Yunque rain-forest trip ($53 per person) and an Old San Juan & Rum tour ($53 person).