In a year when many events have had to be dialed back or canceled, here’s one that is proving stronger than ever: Cyber Monday. The shopping phenomenon falls on November 30 this year and the preponderance of travel-related bargains on offer proves it’s the perfect time to plan a trip for 2021.
Even better, some deals are kicking in well before Black Friday, and some extend for days or months afterward. Treat yourself and others to the following Cyber Monday deals on hotels, tours, and gifts. (All deals are live on Cyber Monday only, unless otherwise noted. For hotel offers, keep in mind that blackout dates typically apply.)
This tranquil boutique hotel in Calistoga adds value to any wine country getaway, and on Cyber Monday you can save 50 percent off stays between Dec. 1 and July 30, 2021. Between wine tastings, soak in the hotel’s all-natural geothermal, mineral-water swimming pool.
Get half off the rate at any of 13 California inns that are a part of the Four Sisters brand—including Lavender Inn in Napa Valley, Green Gables Inn in Pacific Grove, and Channel Road Inn in Santa Monica. The deals include room-service breakfast each morning and other perks, varying by property—such as bottles of wine or afternoon picnics of wine, cheese, and cookies. Must reserve by Nov. 30, and good for stays through April 1.
Get one night free, basically, when you stay three nights at this Napa resort anchored by a 1901 farmhouse and surrounded by vineyards. Stay in one of the resort’s cottages and you also get a $100 credit at nearby Italian restaurant Bottega and a $100 transportation credit with Beau Wine Tours. Plus, you can enjoy nearby niceties, such as Bouchon Bakery pastries delivered to your door. The deal will show in your cart as you book.
Here’s to a happy 2021: Book two nights at Napa’s The Meritage Resort or one of its sister properties—including Vista Collina in Napa, Estancia La Jolla, and Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach—and you’ll get 21 percent off your stay plus a $21 daily food & beverage credit. For each stay, the Meritage Collection will also donate $21 to the First Responders Children’s Foundation. Book between Nov. 27–Dec. 1 for stays through April 30, 2021.
Up to 60 percent off at Rush Creek Lodge, Groveland
Browse the dates for this deal at the 143-room Rush Creek Lodge, a Tuolumne County lodge with a saltwater pool located near Yosemite’s Highway 120 West entrance. The discounts range from 15 to 60 percent, depending on dates. You can get similar Cyber Monday deals at its sister property Evergreen Lodge, located near the park’s Hetch Hetchy entrance.
Between Nov. 23–Dec. 2, you can get a deal on cabins in the national park’s Wawona area, a few miles in from the south gate on Highway 41, and close to the Mariposa Grove. Choose from 120 cabins that range from simple to plush; all are pet-friendly and, in this Work From Home era, known to have good Wi-Fi too. The deal is good for stays between May 1 and Sept. 30, 2021, excluding holiday weekends. Use coupon code NOBADDAYS.
Stay at this historic Paso Robles hotel—founded in 1889, the same year as the town itself—and enjoy easy access to dozens of local wineries. The deal is good for stays anytime between Dec. 1–May 27, 2021. Or, buy a gift card to use at the hotel, its restaurants, or wine bar, and save 15 percent. You can book this deal through Dec. 8.
$249/night at Dolphin Bay Resort, Pismo Beach
Lock in a great rate—about 20 percent off—at this oceanfront resort in San Luis Obispo County. The Pismo Beach hotel is all-suites, so accommodations come with kitchens, living rooms, laundry facilities, and balconies. Or, shop the resort’s other deals, like ones that offers $50 resort credits.
Half Off Future Stays at Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes
Get 50 percent off a future stay at this luxurious 102-acre oceanfront resort in the South Bay of Los Angeles County, which has hiking trails, golf, a spa, and great cuisine. The certificate can be redeemed within the next 365 days and includes resort fees and taxes; use the code CYBERMONDAY. Or, get a BOGO holiday deal on two-night stays from Sundays–Wednesdays between now and April 1; use the code HOLIDAY2020.
50 percent off at Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego
This 265-acre resort in North County San Diego has lush gardens and outdoor-friendly fine dining, as well as a spa, golf, tennis, and biking trails. Through Nov. 30, enjoy 50 percent off the hotel’s Best Available Rate, with the added perks of no resort or parking fees. Valid for stays through May 31, 2021.
Tours and Tastings
Taste your way around Sonoma County’s wineries with this new pass that has plenty of built-in discounts. Choose your pass level (one day for $44.99; three days for $79.99; or 90 days for $149.99) which will be sent to your phone for easy access at participating wineries. Each business has its own offerings—like boutique winery Armida, where you get a tasting flight plus 20 percent off a purchase of six bottles or more. The deal is ongoing; passes are good for 90 days after purchase. For more specials from Sonoma County wineries—including shipping deals and winery-specific tasting experiences—check its Sip from Home page.
20 percent off Starline Tours, Los Angeles
See L.A. like an insider with a custom private tour from a veteran operator. Choose from a combination of tour options—Hollywood history, L.A. landmarks, and cool beach towns—to create a safe and fascinating adventure. This deal is ongoing.
$50 off whale watching tours, Dana Point
Make the most of December’s prime whale watching season by booking a private charter tour off the coast of Orange County’s Dana Point with Captain Dave's Dana Point Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari. See gray whales, fin whales, or humpbacks, along with mega-pods of wild dolphins, sea lions, and sharks—and get the whole boat to yourself, whether you choose a high-speed Zodiac or a catamaran sailboat with underwater viewing pods. Just use promo code VISITCA; good for weekdays between Dec. 1 and 31.
Celebrate Museum Store Sunday on Nov. 29
’Twas the night before Cyber Monday, when museum stores across the U.S. offer an easy way to support these institutions during a tough year. Most of the 1,600 participating museums will be offering online shopping deals even though physical stores are closed—along with perks like free shipping. Participating California museums include the de Young/Legion of Honor in San Francisco, L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, and the Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach.
Stock up on Zinfandels, Cabernet Sauvignons, and Gewürztraminers from this acclaimed Napa Valley winery using this $1 deal. The minimum purchase is just two bottles, and the offer is good through Nov. 30.
This historic North Bay town makes it easy to do some small-business holiday shopping: Gift certificates come in $5–20 increments, and are accepted at over 70 merchants in downtown Benicia—including locally-made jewelry, art, and homewares. Also during November, every $10 spent at participating businesses earns you a ticket for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree.