Deal of the Day: A California Island Escape Well Within Your Reach, from $199
California isn’t necessarily the first place to come to mind when we talk about island getaways, but Avalon, which is about an hour’s ride on a ferry from Los Angeles, is likely to remind you more of St. Thomas than Sunset Strip. With this exclusive Travelzoo deal, the Hotel Metropole is offering its suites for $199/night for arrivals Sunday through Thursday through December 29. That’s 50% off the standard rate. The newly renovated minimalist suites overlook the water. There’s free wifi and a rooftop jacuzzi; a continental breakfast is included for each guest.
If you’re not in the mood for lounging on the beach a stone’s toss from your room, there’s plenty else to do, seeing as the hotel is located on a lively pedestrian-only thoroughfare lined with restaurants, shops and cafes. There are hiking trails nearby and bikes and golf carts are available for exploring the island.