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Washington Travel GuideWhen to visit Washington
Washington is a diverse state and encompasses several climatic zones including rain forest, desert, high desert, and high alpine. Summer is the most popular time for visitors due to sunny weather and school breaks. The winter, especially the months of December and January, receive heavy precipitation, but is also the least busy and most inexpensive time to visit. The spring and fall offer a good alternative to the other two seasons with fairly dry weather, discounted prices, and fewer crowds.
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Travelodge: 20 Percent Off Best Available Rates
Book a stay for at least three consecutive nights at Travelodge and you will receive 20 percent off the best available rate at participating hotels. Breakfast is also included in your stay.
Travelodge: Discounts for Seniors, Auto Club Members, More
Travelodge offers 10 percent discounts to members of Auto Clubs within the U.S. and Canada. AARP members can request 20 percent off. Government employees, corporate travelers, and guests 60 and older are also eligible for discounts.
Days Inn: Discounts for Seniors, Auto Club Members, More
Don't just take the first price you're quoted: If you're a member of AARP or an auto club, are 60 or older, work for the government, or are traveling with a group, you can request additional savings.
Days Inn: 20 Percent Off Three-Night Stays
Receive 20 percent off the best available rates at Days Inn when you book three or more consecutive nights. Or get 15 percent off a two-night stay.
Days Inn: Best Rate Guarantee
If you find a lower rate for the same hotel and date on another website within 24 hours of making your reservation, Days Inn will match the rate and add a 10 percent discount.
Hyatt: Perks, Savings With Your AmEx Card
When you pay for a room at participating Hyatt hotels with an American Express card, you get more out of your stay.
'Man-Cation': Seattle Beer and Golf from $459
Microwbrews, wings, Hennessy, and more combine for this Seattle guys' getaway.
Kimpton Hotels: Up to 10 Percent Off for AAA Members
If you're a AAA member, you can request up to 10 percent off Kimpton's room rate. Be sure to choose the <b>AAA Rate</b> when making your reservation on the Kimpton website.
Kimpton Hotels: Perks for Hybrid Car Drivers
Hybrid car owners, or those renting a hybrid car, should look to Kimpton's Hybrid Parking Promotion for special money-saving deals.
Kimpton Hotels: Take the Train, Save 15%
Travel by train to your destination city, stay in a Kimpton hotel, and receive 15 percent off the best available room rate. Simply show your train ticket at check-in to receive this discount.
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