With spring finally here and summer well on its way, it’s time to book some vacay time. Prices are starting to inch higher and higher in a hurry. Those $500 roundtrip tickets to Australia from last month are now closer to $700, and they’re only going to keep rising.
Today, tickets are a little bit higher than they were in February, but not maxed out. If you’re looking to get away last minute or even escape further into the summer, now is the time to book. Below are the best cheap flights, hotel discounts, and travel deals that will make you race to lock something in right now.
TOP THREE DEALS OF THE WEEK:
$160 FLIGHTS FROM HONOLULU TO OSAKA ON AIRASIA
Southwest just launched new services from the West Coast to Hawai’i which has lowered prices across the board (in the short term). That makes this particular flight very accessible right now.
For only $160 each way, you can get all the way to Osaka, Japan. That’s going to be hard to beat on any other airline for the rest of the year.
$117 ROUNDTRIP FLIGHTS FROM SEATTLE TO SAN DIEGO
You can score a roundtrip from Seattle to San Diego or vice versa for $117. That’s less than 60 bucks each way to get all the up and down the West Coast. Good times!
SAVE 50% OFF RENTAL CARS IN EUROPE WITH RYANAIR
Heading over to Europe this year and fancy seeing a little more than one place? Cool. Ryanair has a great option for tacking on a little more adventure while you’re across the pond.
They’re offering 50% discounts on car rentals pretty much all over the continent. That takes prices down into the tens-dollars-per-day range. Just keep in mind that gas is three to four times more expensive over there.
BEST FLIGHTS OF THE WEEK:
GO TO WESTEROS AND BEYOND WITH FLIGHTS FROM STA TRAVEL
STA Travel is the student and youth travel agent that will save you money on travel all over the world. They offer great discounts on everything from lodging to transport to events and museums.
Currently, they have a great deal on a multi-flight scenario that’ll take you to the major cities where Game of Thrones was filmed across Europe. Leaving from New York, you’ll hit Reykjavik, Dublin, and Barcelona for only $702 (with Dubrovnik as an extra add on). That’s a great price for a multi-city flight to such incredibly dope places.
10% OFF NORWEGIAN FLIGHTS FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS
Norwegian is another great option for getting to Europe without breaking the bank. They’re currently offering 10-percent discounts on flights if you can book by the 24th of March. You’ll need to fly next fall to take advantage of this one.
BOSTON TO DENVER FOR $117 ROUNDTRIP
NEW YORK TO FRANKFURT FOR $350 ROUNDTRIP
A great way to save big on travel is to find a flight right when they become available. Case in point, you can book flights from New York to Germany right now for next winter for only $350 roundtrip. If you’re thinking of planning a holiday in early 2020, now might be the time to snag a great price.
SAN FRANCISCO TO BEIJING FOR $435 ROUNDTRIP
Flights to China for under $500 are a steal. Right now, you can score roundtrip journeys from the West Coast to Beijing and Shanghai this spring for around $435. Now’s the time to book if you’re into hitting China this season.
BEST TOUR AND PACKAGE DEALS OF THE WEEK:
TAKE A WELLNESS WALKING TOUR OF SPAIN WITH ON FOOT HOLIDAYS
Exercise and travel go hand-in-hand. Wellness tours are all the rage this year and that means old-school walks around the world are getting much-needed exposure.
On Foot Holidays offers fitness-minded travelers the chance to walk places like Spain or Italy for over a week. That’s a week of walking through idyllic vistas, eating amazing food, and rewarding yourself with the local wine at the end of each day walking. That’s a pretty rad way to spend a holiday.
TAKE A HELICOPTER TOUR OF THE GRAND CANYON
The Grand Canyon is celebrating it’s centennial this year. It’s time to see one of America’s greatest natural wonders. Papillon is offering 45-minute helicopter tours of the monument to give you a view unlike any other.
Yes, it’s cool to drive up to a lookout and snap that Instagram photo. But a shot from the bird’s eye view of an helio is a real flex on the ‘gram. Flights start at $299.
SAVE 30% OFF U RIVER CRUISES CRUISES THIS YEAR
U River Cruises is offering 30 percent off their 2019 sailings until the end of the month. 30 percent off a $1,800 average price tag equates to a $540 savings. That can easily go towards a roundtrip flight. That’s a win-win.
BEST HOTEL DEALS OF THE WEEK:
DISCOUNTED SUITES AT GRAND ISLE RESORT GRAND EXUMA, BAHAMAS WTH THE ESCAPE INTO SUMMER SALE
A trip to the Bahamas is always in order. Grand Isle Resort in Grand Exuma is a bit of a splurge if you don’t wait for a sale. Well, that sale is here.
The resort is currently offering their two-bedroom villas for $256 per night if you book three or more nights. They’ll also float you a $600 resort credit — can anyone say “free massages” — along with an additional 10 percent off your final room rate. Hey, that’s another 25 bucks off per night.
27% OFF NU HOTEL BROOKLYN
NU Hotel Brooklyn is celebrating Frida Kahlo and street art with discounted rates at their chic boutique hotel. You can save up to 27-percent off room rates and receive tickets to take in the Frida Kahlo exhibit, Appearances Can Be Deceiving, at the Brooklyn Museum. You’ll also get free daily breakfast, free wifi, and access to free bikes to ride around.
SAVE 20% AT HOTEL LINCOLN CHICAGO
Now that winter has seemingly left Chicago, it might be time to hit the city as spring, well, springs to life. Hotel Lincoln is offering their plush and hip accommodations at a 20 percent discount right now. That’s 20 percent off an average price of $130, saving you 26 bucks per night. That’s enough for a good pizza budget right there.
BEST WILD SPLURGE OF THE WEEK:
TAKE A SOLO WELLNESS TRIP TO THE RANCH MALIBU
The Ranch in Malibu is the perfect mix of escapism, relaxation, and wellness. Every day is spent taking in the mountains around Malibu, eating amazing well, and recentering your mind and body. For about $7,800 per week, you can take time out of your schedule to indulge in self-care while also getting your body back in shape. This is a solo splurge your body and soul will thank you for. It’s crazy cash, but it just might be the healing you need.