The smartest travelers shop for lodging packages when they are primed for a getaway – for any purpose. Why? Packages include discounts. Second, lodgings design packages to include lots of wonderful extras and details that you will need anyway, or that you might not have thought of on your own. Examples: ski area lodging package usually include lift tickets, shuttle to the mountain, and a hearty breakfast. All ready when you arrive! Romantic getaway packages often include a cozy dinner and Champagne. Moving on… we have an elopement package, with all the ingredients for a small and lovely wedding. Packages at urban hotels may include tickets to nearby attractions, like arty museums or a local aquarium. What’s not to like?