Travelzoo Announces ‘Wow Deal Destinations’ for 2011

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Travelzoo announced five destinations its deal experts predict may offer the best travel values in 2011.  The “Wow Deal Destination” that caught my eye was, California’s Central Coast!

Here is what they had to say about that:

California’s Central Coast: This glorious region, half-way between Los Angeles and San Francisco and including Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo, is an affordable – and equally beautiful – alternative to the more highly-trafficked destinations of the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country.  Easily accessible, California’s central coast is anchored by three majorCalifornia airports – LAX, Long Beach Airport and San Francisco International – that consistently see nationwide airfare sales, and travelers can enjoy the quintessential coastal drive along scenic Route 1.

While hotels north of San Francisco are hiking prices, those along California’s central coast are bucking that trend, despite an economic rebound, with hotel costs almost half the price of their northern peers. The Hotel Corque, a boutique hotel in the Danish Village of Solvang, released a $99 per night deal for travel through February.  Wine enthusiasts can explore the nearby wineries while saving over 50 percent on accommodations.  Wine is also cheaper at vineyards in this region – often costing one-third of the prices in Napa.  Paso Robles, with more than 180 wineries, mostly family-run, is also among the fastest growing areas in California, expanding five-fold over the past decade.  The first half of the year is considered “low season,” so deals should be particularly ripe in winter.

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