COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT: There's still time. We're only barely into the middle section of August. A long vacation is possible. Making it even more tempting is the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts "complimentary night" deal. Stay anywhere from three to seven nights at one of the Waldorf hotels and get a night gratis.
ABOUT THAT "THREE TO SEVEN NIGHTS": It will vary by the place you go. Some hotels will ask that you book three nights to get the extra, some will ask for a week. Just check. The list is here. The closest Waldorf to us is La Quinta Resort & Spa in La Quinta, but two fine Arizona hotels are also on the roster. The Arizona Biltmore is rife with Frank Lloyd Wright inspirations, if you've never seen it. And it has the creamiest vichyssoise. Funny what you remember from a long-ago stay. But creamy dishes are hard to forget.