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Memorial Day marks the start of summer in most of our minds (if not officially on our calendars). For many of us, it means the first trip to the beach, a road trip adventure, or a weekend in the country. For others, however, it’s just a long weekend away from the office with no getaway plans. That doesn’t mean that that those folks don’t have travel on their minds, however. Now, I’m not advocating calling something a “staycation;” I’m just suggesting that you use Memorial Day weekend to plot, scheme, and organize a trip that you can take sometime this summer. Use the holiday as your launchpad and start your own countdown to the trip that you deserve.
There’s no right or wrong way to travel. Love your RV? Plan an epic drive through to a national park. Prefer more luxury on your trips? Find a deal on a hotel that will cater to your every need. Summer is perfect for adventure and Memorial Day weekend is the right time to get yourself ready. Read more
While flights to most popular destinations are more expensive over Memorial Day weekend this year than last year, there are two hotspots that have seen a big drop in prices: Las Vegas and Chicago. According to online travel agency CheapOair, the average airfare cost to Sin City fell 12 percent to $365 round-trip, while flights to the Windy City are down 14 percent to $296.
And those are just average prices; our Travel Search price comparison tool turned up round-trip flights starting from $68 in May. Unfortunately, weekends are one of the worst times to find hotel deals in Vegas, particularly during a holiday period. However, with a little careful planning and some flexibility – avoid a Saturday night stay if at all possible – you can still find rates that aren’t through the roof.
Still searching for the perfect Memorial Day Weekend getaway? Head to Telluride, Colorado when this famous ski town turns into an outdoor recreation hot spot with kayaking, hiking, golf, biking, and rock climbing keeping guests busy. Right now, the 4-star Inn at Lost Creek and the 4.5-star Hotel Madeline Telluride are offering room rates starting from $125 and $150 per night, respectively. And travelers booking two nights between May 27 and May 30 get a third night free! Both resorts are surrounded by the majestic San Juan Mountains and are just steps from the world-class Telluride Ski Resort. Guests looking for something more casual can take in the 33rd annual MountainFilm Festival, taking place over the weekend, or visit the new Spa Linnea at Hotel Madeline Telluride!
THE VALUE: In addition to a third night free, guests also receive overnight parking, a $35 daily value, and farm-to-table breakfast for two at M’s Restaurant, a $50 daily value!
THE CATCH: Book by May 15!
THE DETAILS: For reservations to Hotel Madeline Telluride call 970-369-0880 or toll free at 866-475-4403, or visit www.hotelmadelinetelluride.com. For reservations to Inn at Lost Creek call 970-728-5678 or toll free at 888-601-5678, or visit www.innatlostcreek.com.
WE’VE GOT MORE: Use our Travel Search price comparison tool to find great rates on flights to Colorado.
Check out our Telluride Travel Guide for all the need-to-know information!
This week’s web-fare sale from American Airlines lands during Memorial Day Weekend with round-trip, domestic and international flights starting as low as $94! Now, those procrastinators who waited until the last minute to make their plans can say, “I told you so,” as they book one of these low fares. Spend the long weekend basking on the beaches of San Diego, Miami, Belize City, or St. Croix; have your fill of traditional barbecue in Tennessee or Texas; or simply take advantage of these low fares and fly to London or Mexico City. Domestic travel is valid between May 28 ? June 1, and tickets must be booked by May 21. International travel is valid between May 25 ? June 2, and tickets must be booked by May 23.
Sample Round-Trip Fares (Taxes Not Included):
• Abilene, TX?Dallas: $94
• Los Angeles?San Diego: $154
• Dallas?Memphis: $200
• Green Bay?Chicago: $200
• Springfield, MO?New Orleans: $240
• Raleigh?London: $632
• New York City?Toronto: $216
• Miami?St. Croix: $382
To book your flight visit www.expedia.com
Get your clan together for an affordable Memorial Day getaway this year. Hotels.com is currently slashing hotel rates for the coming holiday week, so you can now save up to 50% off in destinations across the country. Consider a stay at the Metropolitan Resort in Orlando, a stone’s throw from Wet ‘n Wild waterpark, and save 42% off rack rates; holiday rates are available from just $44/night. Low-priced hotels are also available in New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and many more cities. Reservations must be booked by May 25, for travel from May 21 through May 27.
Kick off the summer with an exciting family getaway this Memorial Day. Situated on the shores of Lake Tahoe, the Resort at Squaw Creek offers a wide range of appealing activities for families, from exciting mountain biking excursions to guided day hikes in the surrounding Sierra Nevadas. For the little ones, there are also plunge pools, waterslides, and a special Mountain Buddies program offering arts and crafts, swimming and other supervised programming for kids ages 4-12. Starting at just $179/night, the resort’s Memorial Day Family Getaway package covers your stay in a spacious guestroom with mountain views, plus breakfast and a $25 resort credit per night. Be sure to book soon for travel from May 20 to May 26.
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