The “Hard Rock Huddle” package will take visitors to the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego.
VACATION IN FAST LANE
Get a real rush with a vacation to Italy. Especially with the Perillo Tours’ Italy Vacations getaway that includes a test drive of the Ferrari F430.
Deal: The “Drive the Dream Italia” package includes a four-day trip and starts at $ 1,380 per person. The deal includes: a visit to the Ferrari Gallery; a short track coupe test drive; three nights in a five-star hotel; ground transportation; and a gourmet tour and daily breakfast. All of this is available through 2014.
Experience: This adventure starts in Bologna, Italy, and includes a trip to Maranello, the home of Ferrari. That’s where you will visit the test track and drive a Ferraro F430 Coupe, followed by a visit to the famous Ferrari Gallery Museum. Included: tastings of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma, and a visit to the local medieval village of Torrechiara. There’s also a trip to a producer of balsamic vinegar in Modena, complete with a tour and tasting. .
Book it! Go online to italyvacations.com/vacations/drive-the-dream-italia or call (800) 482-5925.
HARD ROCK HAPPENING
Tackle football season head on at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.
The courtyard at the new JW Marriott Hotel Cusco, a 16th-century monastery put to modern use.
Steal: The “Hard Rock Huddle” package starts at $ 269 per night. This steal includes: hotel accommodations; an in-room tailgate including pizza, hot wings, and a selection of beers; two commemorative beer mugs; plus a $ 40 credit at 207, the hotel’s signature bar. The package is available through Dec. 30.
Experience: You’ll be in the Gaslamp Quarter, buzzing with entertainment options. They include great restaurants, bars and concert venues,. This is all just steps from Little Italy, Banker’s Hill, and North and South Parks. Seaport Village is also close by for eclectic shopping, many outdoor eateries and lots of entertainment year-round — like the free Sunday concert series featuring the Bill Magee Blues Band.
Book it! On the Web at hardrockhotelsd.com or by calling (888) 593-6177. Use promo code HUDDLE when booking.
GO CUCKOO FOR CUSCO
Submerge yourself in the rich culture of the ancient Inca world at a new JW Marriott hotel in Cusco, Peru, the gateway to Machu Picchu.
Deal: The “Discover Cusco” package starts at $ 360 per night and includes traditional South American coca tea upon arrival. Also on tap: a daily breakfast at the buffet at Pirqa Restaurant and a half-day tour of Cusco for two. This offer is valid through Dec. 31, 2013.
Experience: Be among the first to experience the JW Marriott Hotel Cusco, formerly a 16th-century monastery that has been meticulously restored. The hotel houses original pre-Inca walls and archeological ruins, with complimentary tours hosted daily. Marvel at the Plaza de Armas, the sacred Cusco Cathedral and dozens more historical sites just steps away from the hotel. Cross one off your bucket list with the Andes mountain sanctuary of Machu Picchu just a train ride away.
Book it! Go online to marriott.com or call (800) 228-9290 and ask for promotional code ARN.