Groupon, the original travel deal site, offers dozens of travel specials each week, with savings often exceeding 50 percent. This week, the offers range from family fun in Orlando to a beachfront getaway in Myrtle Beach.  Groupon is now offering a variety of closing dates, not just the traditional Tuesday at 11:59 PM.  Because of that, we’re going to start listing the closing time with each deal. Keep in mind, these escapes are becoming more and more popular. Some of this week’s offers are already sold out. If you see something you like, be sure to act quickly.

Below are the highlights of this week’s Groupon travel specials:

Downtown Disney – Two nights’ accommodations for up to four people in a deluxe tower room at the Royal Plaza Hotel at Downtown Disney in Lake Buena Vista, Florida near Walt Disney World for $239 (a $414 value.) The Groupon also include free, self parking, and guests of the hotel can take advantage of the free shuttle to the Disney parks. Book by May 28, 2012; travel by May 30, 2012. Several blackout dates apply. The Groupon deal must be purchased by February 27, 2012 at 11:59 PM.

Phoenix – Two nights’ accommodations for up to four people in a studio suite at the Legacy Golf Resort in Phoenix for $159 (a $384 value.) The Groupon also includes a $50 resort credit. Book and travel by September 24, 2012. This Groupon deal must be purchased by March 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM.

Atlantic City – One night’s accommodation Sunday through Tuesday for two adults in an upgraded classic room at the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Atlantic City for $117 (a $195 value.) The Groupon also includes two show tickets, a $20 food credit, a $20 drink credit, a $10 slot credit, and admission to the health club. Book by March 31, 2012;  travel by June 20, 2012. The Groupon deal must be purchased by March 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM.

Miami Beach Race Weekend – One night’s accommodation for two adults and up to two kids at the classic Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach for $389 (a $885 value.) The Groupon also includes two VIP passes to the Volvo Ocean Race in Miami Beach. Book and travel May 6-11 and May 15-17, 2012. The Groupon deal must be purchased by March 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM.

Myrtle Beach – Two nights’ accommodations for two people and up to two kids in a Grande guest room at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for $139 (a $258 value.)   Book and travel by March 31, 2012. The Groupon deal must be purchased by March 4, 2012 at 11:59 PM.

Downtown Chicago – One night’s accommodation for two adults in a deluxe queen or superior double room Sunday through Thursday at the Silversmith Hotels and Suites in downtown Chicago for $109 (a $226 value.) The Groupon also includes a $25 breakfast voucher and two welcome drinks. Book and travel by May 30, 2012. Several blackout dates apply. The Groupon deal must be purchased by March 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM.

Closing times for these travel deals vary.  See the individual paragraph for the closing time. For more information and/or to purchase your Groupon, follow this link. The terms on each Groupon offer are slightly different. Be sure to read the fine print page before you complete the transaction. Please note that last week, a few of the Groupon Getaway specials sold out. Be sure to buy yours early if you see something that interests you.

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This Week's Groupon Deals: Myrtle Beach for $69, Downtown Chicago for $109 and More