Oh the places you’ll go!
– Dr. Seuss
Welcome to LocalGetaways, the only website on the planet that’s dedicated to helping Californians find quick, easy, and accessible getaway trips in their own backyard by offering a whole new way to find and book local travel adventures.
No other destination on the Internet has more to offer those who want to get away, save, and explore.
The team at LocalGetaways is obsessed with making sure you get the best deals at our favorite hotels in California, then we go even further by offering hundreds of fun getaways tips throughout the state, from Redwood National Forest to Death Valley and the most awesome 7-Day California Road Trip of your life.
For those seeking a short, affordable break from the rigors of the work week, there’s now a dedicated website that unlocks all of California’s most treasured deals and destinations.
Think of LocalGetaways.com as your personal travel agency to California.
There are plenty of sites that talk about savings and reasons to travel, but only LocalGetaways.com delivers exclusive savings tied to exciting and often overlooked adventures that dig beyond the typical locales. Each LocalGetaways deal is vetted by in-house travel experts and then tested to ensure that a LocalGetaways deal is exclusive and packed with extras, perks, and value.
OUR LOCAL TRAVEL EXPERT
LocalGetaways.com goes a step further, thanks to the insights and wisdom of Matthew Poole, our LocalGetaways Publisher and author of numerous Frommer’s guides to California. Matthew’s inspiring travel articles and tips are designed to get everyone—families, couples, friends to hit the open road and have their own getaway experiences.
If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our weekly California Travel Deals & Tips newsletter to receive the best deals, event listings, and travel tips throughout California.
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Founder & CEO
When your only skillset is eating, sleeping, and criticizing, there aren’t a lot of successful career paths you can take other than running a travel company.
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My work day typically goes like this: Matt breaks the site, I fix the site. Matt asks, “Can we add this to the site?” and I say, “Sure. If you want it to suck.” But hey, it’s good to feel needed.
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“Leslie, we need a new ad designed by 3:30!” “What time is it now?” “2:45. Is that a problem?” “Um. You’re joking, right?” And yet it’s done, beautifully, on time, every time.
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The team at LocalGetaways.com busts our collective butts to make sure you get the best deals at our favorite hotels in California, then we go even further by offering hundreds of fun getaways tips throughout the state, from Redwood National Park to Death Valley and the most awesome 7-Day California Road Trip of your life.
Heck, we even throw in great deals on local events in your area. And if you haven’t already signed up for our free California Travel Deals & Tips newsletter, what’s wrong with you?!? It’s, like, FREE!
And we always welcome guest posts, so if you want to play travel writer too, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you.
A LocalGetaways newsletter is emailed to our subscribers every week, listing our top getaway offers throughout California, as well as upcoming events and festivals going on throughout the region. When the subscriber clicks on a hotel link, a LocalGetaways Property Page opens that contains details of the deal being offered and instructions on how to book our exclusive offer.
We only offers deals within driving distance of your home. Sure, the other travel newsletters might be offering a great deal on a flight to Peru next week, but who the heck has time to go to Peru?
We only offer exclusive local deals for our subscribers, not a rehash of deals already being offering by the hotels on their website. We play hardball with local hotel owners to make sure you’re getting the best deals possible.
We’re only the messenger between you and the hotel properties, so if you need to change anything with your reservation you can call the hotel directly. Unlike those other tricky online travel companies, you’re not locked into anything with us. We don’t even want to know how old you are.
We constantly refresh our website with new and unique themes, tips, and suggestions for local travel. You won’t find a better source than LocalGetaways for learning about and exploring your own backyard.
Signing up is simple: Click here and enter your email address and you’ll start receiving our local travel newsletters
Yep. Matthew is a real live travel expert who is actually a bit obsessed with discovering travel deals and new destinations throughout California. You can trust him to tell it to you straight… and believe us, he has seen it all. As a veteran author of the Frommer’s guides to California, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, Matthew IS the Getaway Guru to California.
Usually the hotel will send you a email confirmation with all the details of your hotel stay. If you don’t receive a confirmation within 48 hours, we recommended that you call the hotel and make sure they received your reservation information.
If I book a package deal that includes dinner, massage, and golf, who sets up the restaurant spa, and tee-off reservation times?
The hotels are solely responsible for the packages they put together for LocalGetaways subscribers. We just help them promote it. Usually the hotel will arrange the dates and times of your dinner, tee time, etc. when you make your reservation over the phone. If you book the package through the hotel’s website, a hotel representative usually calls you within 48 hours to arrange your preferred activity schedule.
What if I want to stay at a hotel that’s offering a package deal but I don’t want the deal, just a room reservation?
You can still book a room through the hotel’s website, which we provide on our website. However, don’t click the red “Book Now” button, which will take you to a special LocalGetaways reservation page that includes the package. Or simply call the hotel and ask for their best rate. And tell them we sent you!
LocalGetaways is currently in the California region only right now, but we’ll be launching in Oregon soon as well. Other major metropolitan regions will follow in the coming months, including Washington, Nevada, and the Southwest. But if you have other ideas of where we should start exploring, let us know. We’re always up for a great road trip.
LocalGetaways.com is an official Travel Agency, certified by International Association of Travel Agents Network. That means we’re tied into the world-wide travel network and can book hotel room, flights, car rental, and vacation packages for you at the guaranteed best rates.
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