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05/25/2011 04:23 pm ET | Updated Jul 25, 2011

It's Not Too Late for Memorial Day Weekend Travel: 7 Fantastic Family Getaways

Memorial Day's just around the corner -- eager to jumpstart your summer travel? Poshbrood's got a quick roundup of the best last-minute holiday getaways to inaugurate the season. So toss your tankini and a sundress in a bag, load the iPads up with the latest movie downloads, and pack the brood into the car: at long last, Memorial Day weekend has arrived. Here are our top picks:

Hershey Lodge
If the word "Hershey" makes you think of girl's night with a romcom and a bottle of Merlot, think again. With a Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free promotion through May and June, Hershey Lodge offers some of the best-value family packages on the markets. Highlights include rides, attractions, family-friendly dining, and free admission to HersheyPark for kids 17 and under, as well as admission to Hershey Gardens and the Hershey Story Museum. With packages starting at $309 per night for a family of four, Hershey Lodge offers a great deal for active families looking for an old-fashioned adventure park experience. http://www.hersheylodge.com/

Hotel Vintage Plaza in Portland
Are you more of an outdoor sports family? Even your perpetually silent teenagers will love a stay at the lovely Hotel Vintage Plaza in Portland, OR. In honor of National Bike Month, the hotel is encouraging its guests to "spin their wheels" -- anything from motorcycles to skateboards -- by offering a special "Wind in Your Hair" rate. For those traveling to Portland in more traditional ways, stash those roller blades in your trunk and explore the beautiful city in a more eco-friendly way. The rate includes a 20 percent discount on the best available rates for a deluxe guest room (starting at $168), as well as a 20 percent discount at a nearby salon and a complimentary wine hour in the lobby. This is a great getaway for families with older kids, and gives mom and dad the opportunity to kick back and relax after a day of bopping around one of America's unsung hero cities. http://www.vintageplaza.com/

Jamaica Villas by Linda Smith
On the verge of a total breakdown? If so, opt for the ultimate in luxury and take advantage of this swank deal. A perennial favorite run by veteran travel pro and 2011 Conde Nast Villa Rental Specialist Linda Smith, Jamaica Villas offers the ultimate in relaxing vacations. The day starts softly, as a butler places a thermos of fresh-brewed Jamaican coffee outside your bedroom. When the whole crew has emerged from blissful sleep, full breakfast is served. Your sole task? Lounge by the pool all day as the kids splash around and your butler serves you chilly beverages. Take advantage of the reduced off-season rates -- a five-bedroom beachfront luxury villa starts at $600 a night. www.jamaicavillas.com

Marriott Hotels "Summertime is Your Time"
Not sure where to go, but need to hit the road? No matter where you're headed -- whether it's a short hop away from home or a cross-country adventure -- there's almost certainly a Marriott nearby. Take advantage of Marriott's summertime deal and score a free breakfast for two adults and children, a $50 resort card to use during the stay, and a 20 percent discount on spa and golf services. Valid for reservations booked between May 12 and August 22 for stays between May 19 and September 5, we'd especially recommend checking out the newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott in Ocean City or the JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, AZ. http://www.marriott.com

Trump Soho -- Escape to NYC Package
Looking for an urban culture fix? The Donald may be persona non gratta these days, but his hotel is still a slick city getaway. Head to NYC before it gets insufferably hot and check into your 420+ sq. ft room featuring floor to ceiling windows, a king sized bed, and free overnight valet parking. Drop off your stuff, round up your kids, and hit the town. New York has something to offer everyone, from major sports events and Broadway productions to boutique shopping and funky art galleries. Be sure to sample some of the city's incredible wealth of dining options. Trump Soho's "Escape to NYC" packages start at $414 per night. http://www.trumpsohohotel.com/

Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
On a sun-splashed stretch of Mexico's Pacific coastline, edged by pristine white sand and clear turquoise waters, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita provides so many reasons
to linger in your Mexican luxury a little longer. The five-star hotel is offering a complimentary third night so you can soak up a bit more of paradise. Through June 24th, a 645 square foot Mexican beach chic Casita starts at $575 a night. Casitas can sleep a family of four; have sitting rooms, terraces and a hammock for enjoying your evening margaritas. http://www.fourseasons.com/puntamita

Omni Bedford Springs Resort
If the brood is in need of a little laid-back country time, check out the Omni Bedford Springs in rustic Bedford, PA. A full-service luxury resort and spa, you can score a relaxing room with a 32" TV, granite marble bath, and hillside views for $287/night. If you book by May 28, you can take advantage of the following savings on a Queen room:

· 10 percent off with a 1-night minimum

· 20 percent off with a 2-night minimum

· 30 percent off with a 3-night minimum

So whether by plane, train, or in the case of Portland, bike, get thee en route to a long weekend getaway. It has been far too long -- and you're going to need a little rest to power through the rest of the busy school year!