HOW MANY DAYS... does it take you to fully, 100%, feelin'-like-butter unwind on a desert vacation? Do you hit that lovely, relaxed, sigh-aloud state at 4:45 p.m. on the afternoon you check in? Are you there the moment you step into your hotel room, or the second you put on your swimsuit, or when your big toe finally dips into the nearest pool? Or are you the sort of person who can't truly let go before a night or two has gone by? If you're more likely to put yourself in this second grouping — in other words, if your head is still back home, and at work, even after you've slept for a night — then the "third night free" deal is right up your gotta-unwind alley. There is such a deal on now, and the name is a big, star-shaped clue as to where it might be: Sunshine on Sale. Yep, you'll find it in the spectacular California desert, at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, which is currently giving guests a complimentary third night when two consecutive nights are booked.
ALSO INCLUDED IN THE DEAL? A wake-up, start-the-day meal at Lantana Restaurant, for two people, for free. As for what the rates are, or, rather, what they average? You're looking at $119 per night. As for finding the pursuits that'll help you shake off whatever cares you wanted to put on hold for a few days? Take a sweeping glance around the property, with a look into Agua Serena Spa, the DesertPipe water ride, the Agave Sunset weekly music shows, and fitness classes like Vino and Vinyasa. Those'll be additional to your stay-over fee, but, after saving on a night, perhaps you can go for a little spa downtime or a cocktail. How long will the sunshine shine upon the Sunshine on Sale package, though? Be sure to book your stay ahead of the deal's final day of Sept. 30, 2017.