Staycation Deals

Four Seasons Hotel. It doesn’t get much better than the Four Seasons, and its locals packages start at just $139 per night during the week and $149 on the weekends. That includes a $50 spa credit, 20 percent off at the fabulous poolside Verandah restaurant, overnight parking and use of the health club. 632-5000;

LVH. It has a new name and a new approach to locals. The Las Vegas Hotel features 25 percent off room rates (which start at $40 midweek and $90 on weekends). Show your Nevada ID and get a Hometown Hot Spot sticker that gets you 25 percent off select Shimmer Cabaret shows, 25 percent off at all the restaurants and 20 percent off spa services. 732-5111;

Green Valley Ranch. The Henderson resort features a number of staycation packages, but the Suite Life is the best bet. For $325 you get two nights in a suite, a $75 resort credit, a nightcap on the first night of your stay and VIP turndown service. 617-7777;

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. If it’s rejuvenation you seek, look no further than this Summerlin retreat. The property overlooks the TPC Las Vegas golf course and features plush guest rooms and an out-of-this-world spa. Take advantage of Aquae Sulis with the Quick Escape Spa Package—a one-night stay, two 50-minute spa treatments and breakfast for two at Ceres. Rates from $299 per night, 221 N. Rampart Blvd., 869-7777;

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