Escape to the Dells

Take advantage of quiet-season deals.

Got the early-winter blahs? Try a quick getaway to the Wisconsin Dells. You'll get the best deals in November and December, when most people are focused on the holidays.

What to do indoors: Play at indoor water parks. Relax at a spa. Shop at Tanger Outlet Center.

What to do outdoors: Hike at nearby Mirror Lake or Devil's Lake state parks.

Deals: At the Wilderness, it's $109.99 weekdays for four people ($89.99 for veterans and armed-forces members). At Great Wolf Lodge, rooms start at $103.99. The Chula Vista offers two-night, all-inclusive packages for two for $199.

Details: For more, see Making waves.