Summer road trip deals


by MIMI JUNG / KING 5 News

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 12 at 9:51 AM

SEATTLE -- With gas prices expected to level off and airfare going up, more Americans will be driving instead of flying to their summer destination. A recent survey found that 38% of Americans will take longer trips -- 300 miles or more -- this summer.

Gabe Saglie, Senior Editor at Travelzoo, says there are a number of affordable trips from Seattle:

1. Hotel BLU, Vancouver B.C. (150 miles from Seattle)

  • Brand new 4-star hotel on trendy Robson Street
  • $173/night (40% off) with valet parking and breakfast for two

2. Pinnacle Lodge, Sun Peaks, B.C. (250 miles from Vancouver)

  • Lodge provides easy access to golf, kayaking, canoeing, fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding and more than 120 wineries
  • $140/night for a 2-night stay (50% off) with kayak and mountain bike rentals

3. Bridge Bay at Shasta Lake, Redding, Calif. (590 miles from Seattle)

  • Sail on a 47-foot Summit boat with full kitchen, gas BBQ
  • $810 for a 3-day rental (40% off)

4. Hill House Inn, Mendocino, Calif. (225 miles from Redding)

  • Quaint inn located 2 blocks from the ocean and steps from eclectic shops, galleries and wine-tasting rooms downtown
  • The inn and its surroundings were often showcased in the TV series "Murder, She Wrote"
  • $199 for a 2-night stay (66% off) with breakfast and bottle of wine