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Beachgoers enjoy a day on Miami Beach, Fla.'s

Beachgoers enjoy a day on Miami Beach, Fla.'s famed South Beach. (Aug. 14, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Whether you just realized you have vacation days to use up before the end of the year or just need to get away before the holiday rush, we found serious discounts on luxurious beach retreats, a relaxing mountain getaway and more this fall.

Dreaming of Hawaii? The Maui Accommodations Guide's quarterly "Maui Deals & Steals" e-newsletter is out, with 45 special offers for fall and winter stays, including hotel rooms starting at $99 per night, extra nights free, savings of up to 25 percent, last-minute discounts and other extra value offers; at mauiaccommodations.com/newsletter

As the weather starts to cool down, warm up in Miami Beach with deals at the party spot's top hotels, including the Fountainbleau Miami Beach (third night free when you book by Oct. 31), Eden Roc Miami Beach (save 10-15 percent off any stay of two or more nights), SLS Hotel (save 20 percent and get a complimentary room upgrade), and more.

Stay at either the Lifestyle Tropical Beach Resort or Cofresi Palm Beach Resort & Spa in the Dominican Republic through Sept. 2014 for just $29 per person per night including all meals, drinks and activities, plus access to exclusive parties; at cheapcaribbean.com.

Boston’s John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will memorialize the 50th anniversary of its namesake president's assassination Nov. 22, and history buffs can save on vacation packages from New York to Boston, including roundtrip airfare and a four-night stay at the Hotel Commonwealth, starting at $606 per person; at CheapoAir.com.

Get a taste of Vermont and save 50 percent on a two-night stay for two Sun. - Thurs. at the Essex Resort & Spa in the Green Mountains, plus get two complimentary massages, two cooking classes or one of each, bakery items and daily spa access; $399 at travelzoo.com.

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