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The Most Popular Local Deals of the Year So Far

The subscriber reviews are in. "The value was unbeatable"; another offered "my experience was exceptional." We approached the restaurants and leisure businesses that proved the biggest hits in Boston, New York, LA, Orange County, Denver, Miami, Philadelphia and San Diego and secured new deals to use this spring.

Some of our favorites are below:

Los Angeles:

  • Massage, Facial & Pool Day: The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is labeled LA's top hotel spa by Conde Nast Traveler … $199 (reg. $329)
  • Alfresco Cocktails: Get any four cocktails at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows (pictured) … $25 (reg. $144)
  • Afternoon Tea for Two: Nearly 600 subscribers raved about it … $25 (reg. $50)

Orange County:

  • Sunset Cocktail Cruise: “The value was unbeatable,” one subscriber said about this Newport Bay cruise … $25 (reg. $50)
  • “Awesome” Steakhouse Dinner: San Juan Capistrano's RokPrime received high praise from subscribers … $49 (reg. $106)
  • Newport Beach Kayaking:  The "very accommodating" outfitters offer "a nice morning paddle around the bay” with a picnic lunch … $35 (reg. $100)

San Diego:

  • Whale Watching: Spot gray whales during peak migratory season with a "great crew," says one subscriber … $22 (reg. $45)
  • Winery Tour: Subscribers praise the "beautiful veranda" and "delicious" wines at Miramonte Winery; also includes a class and tastings … $25 (reg. $75)
  • Vineyard Tour & Tastings: Subscribers rave about the "knowledgeable" and "personable" guides at Cougar Vineyard & Winery in Temecula … $29 (reg.  $150)


  • LoHi Dinner: One subscriber said “our food was delicious but our service was exceptional!” … $45 (reg. $94)
  • Massage, Wine & Pool: Visit Aria Spa & Club in Vail, the highest-ranking spa in the Western U.S., according to Conde Nast Traveler readers … $99 (reg. $110)
  • Massage or Facial: Denver Magazine named Allegria Spa one of the top 25 spas in the state in 2011 … $99 (reg. $165)


  • Brick American Eatery: Subscriber's say the food at this dinner for 2 is "excellent" ... $49 (reg. $118) 
  • Cape May Whale Watching: Folks found this cruise "very informative" and said it was "great to be out on the water"... $25 (reg. $50)
  • Winery Tour & Tasting: Our subscribers raved about the "enthusiasm of the staff" and "variety of tastings"... $20 (reg. $39.98)

New York City:

  • Central Park Bike Ride: Hundreds of subscribers in New York are pedaling toward summer ... $10 (reg. $21)
  • Waldorf Astoria Spa Day: Our subscribers put it best: "I've had many massages but this was the best" ... $199 (reg. $315)


  • Award-Winning Vineyard: Over 500 subscribers ventured out to Zorvino Vineyards for a tour and tasting ... $15 (reg. $30)
  • Moodlight Meadery: Two can visit for a tour subscribers say is "informative and fun!"...  $25 (reg. $50) 
  • Top 10 Sushi: A whopping 98% of subscribers had a positive experience, citing "fabulous food"...  $55 (reg. $108)

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale:

  • Dezer Collection Car Museum: Subscribers call the James Bond exhibit "an amazing collection of movie paraphernalia" ... $17 (reg. $40)
  • Hard Rock Hotel: Be among the first to have dinner at the recently opened Sirocco ... $49 (reg. $96)
  • Spa 66: One of our most popular spa offers; 95% of subscribers who visited had a positive experience ... $99 (reg. $247)

Click here to see our most popular deals for spring and summer across the country. 

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Deal Expert, Los Angeles
Thursday, April 4, 2013
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