Travel e-Scapes: February 2, 2016

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DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Nova Scotia

Travel e-Scapes: February 2, 2016

One-way from Atlanta:
$114 Halifax, Nova Scotia
A 14-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before April 30
Valid on United via Newark
Purchase by February 5


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

New Vegas Park
MGM Resorts will debut its dining and entertainment district on the Las Vegas Strip April 4.  The Park is expected to become a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side connecting New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts as well as the new 20,000-seat world-class T-Mobile Arena (festivals, concerts, sporting events and more). The Park re-envisions the traditional pedestrian experience by drawing passersbys from the hustle and bustle of The Strip into an oasis to experience Las Vegas outdoors and at one’s leisure. By day, visitors will be able to enjoy shade beneath mature trees or under trumpet-like shade structures towering more than 50 feet above, unique water features, including 100-foot water walls and beautiful desert blooms. 

As the sun sets, shade structures will be illuminated from above with LED sequences while visitors take in the sights from small cafes and bistros that line the promenades. The clusters of restaurants and bars will offer outdoor seating with choices ranging from fast-casual to mid-level. 
Guests will be entertained by spontaneous live entertainers, such as acoustic guitarists and street performers — both day and night.

Million Dollar Super Bowl Package…it’s still available!
Gather your 21 richest friends for a four-night stay at the Fairmont San Francisco during Super Bowl week.  
The $1 million dollar Super Bowl package includes:

  • A four-night stay in the penthouse with stocked kitchen and bar to guest requests
  • 22 Super Bowl tickets and a Gold Suite at Levi’s Stadium
  • Pregame access to the Big 50 Club at the stadium
  • Luxury transportation to the stadium with police escort
  • A pop-up tailgate party catered by a Fairmont chef and bartender
  • A $100 NFL Shop gift certificate for use at the stadium for each 
  • A 6,000 square feet three-bedroom penthouse suite to accommodate six guests for four nights
  • A swag bag with NFL merchandise and a monogrammed robe
  • Six passes to various pregame events, including the chance to hobnob with NFL’s biggest names and celebrities
  • The package also includes a $150,000 donation to the Super Bowl’s 50 Fund charity

The opulent penthouse (prior guests included Prince Charles and John F. Kennedy) features a terrace overlooking San Francisco Bay, a formal dining room, a full kitchen, a billiard room and a two-story library. 
Too pricey?  The Fairmont San Jose offers a $150,000 Super Bowl 50 package for eight people that includes a three-night stay and tickets to the Big Game. 
Other area three-star area hotels are going for $600 a night, and four-star hotels are priced closer to $1,000 a night during Super Bowl weekend. 


SPECIAL DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL OFFERS

Airfare offers – ones with a ticket-by date – and deals with our suggestion to ‘Hurry!’ can expire at anytime.   Heed Clark’s advice: Buy that great airfare deal – and then figure out a reason to go there! Eventually you’ll see the world at a fraction of the normal price!

One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$78 Orlando
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday
Add $10 per directions for other travel days
Complete travel on or before March 16
Valid on Spirit*, nonstop
Purchase by February 12

One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$78 Orlando
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday or Wednesday
Add $10 per directions for other travel days
Start trips on or after April 6
Complete travel on or before May 11
Valid on Spirit*, nonstop
Purchase by February 12

Round-trip from Atlanta:
$377 Reno-Lake Tahoe
A 14-day advance purchase required
Travel west Monday-Wednesday or Sunday; Tuesday-Friday east
Complete travel on or before May 25
Stay at least one Saturday night
Valid on American, Delta or United with one flight connection required
Purchase by February 4

TODAY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$365 San Juan, Puerto Rico
$435 San Jose, Costa Rica
$453 Aruba
$477 Turks & Caicos – or Liberia, Costa Rica
$538 St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
$555 Grand Cayman Island
$582 Barbados
$610 St. Maarten
$645 Bermuda
$744 Antigua
$812 Bonaire
Travel any available day of the week (service is not daily to/from all destinations)
Depart on or after June 1
Complete travel on or before September 18
Valid on Delta — nonstop to many routes 
Purchase today, February 2

TODAY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$345 Cancun
$598 Acapulco
$604 Bogota, Columbia
$647 Puerto Vallarta
$701 Cabo San Lucas-Los Cabos
$860 Santiago, Chile
Travel any available day of the week (service is not daily to/from all destinations)
Depart on or after June 1
Complete travel on or before September 18
Valid on Delta — nonstop to many routes 
Purchase today, February 2

TODAY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$447 Cartagena, Columbia
Travel any available day of the week
Depart on or after June 1
Complete travel on or before September 18
Valid on Delta, nonstop
Purchase today, February 2

*NOTE: Airline fees can and often do exceed the cost of your flight! Additional charges now apply to budget and sale rates on most airlines for a carry-on bag, checked baggage and advance seat assignments. The least expensive fees are charged when these options are added during the flight booking process. Fees climb higher after flights are reserved and even higher when adding these options at airport check-in. Kayak offers the most up-to-date Fees Chart for all domestic and international airlines. 


SPECIAL HOTEL/RESORT DEALS

Valentine’s Day Packages
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, hotels and resorts across Florida offer sweet packages and deals to entice lovers to head south for the holiday:

Reunion Resort in Orlando has a package that includes one-bedroom villa accommodations, Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries upon arrival, breakfast for two daily and $50 resort credit per night. From $258 per couple, per night. 

Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale is offering a one-bedroom oceanfront suite with private balcony, three-course dinner for two in the OCEAN2000 restaurant, a bottle of Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and breakfast for two. From $489 per night through February 29. 

Innisbrook in Tampa is offering a Valentine’s Weekend Getaway package starting at $199 per night. It includes daily breakfast for two, deluxe accommodations, a 50-minute Indaba Signature Couples Massage and $20 nightly resort credit. 

Streamsong Resort‘s deal is available February 13. Couples will get accommodations in the lakeside lodge, a five-course dinner with wine pairings, Champagne upon arrival, breakfast for two and late check-out. The deal costs $350 ($125 dinner only), plus gratuity. The resort is 57 miles southeast from Tampa International Airport.  

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Miramar Beach is offering a package that includes early check-in and pre-registration, sparkling wine or cider upon arrival, daily access to the resort spa, daily breakfast for two, late check out and a buy-one-get-one free entree at the Sandcastles Restaurant. From $244. 

The Resort at Longboat Key Club offers the ‘Up Your Game’ package. It includes unlimited golf, unlimited tennis and daily one-hour use of stand-up paddle boards, kayaks or boogie boards per registered guest. From $359 per night. 

Hotel Victor in Miami Beach offers a romance package on stays through February 29. It includes a superior king room, a bottle of Prosecco and chocolate-covered strawberries. From $209 Sunday-Thursday arrivals; $299 Friday or Saturday. 

Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast has the ‘Perfectly Paired Romance’ package that offers couples either breakfast in bed or at the Atlantic Grille, Champagne and fruit and a couples massage. From $145. 

Try Tahoe!
The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel at South Shore offers special winter rates from $109 a night (regular rates $119-$169). This large, yet cozy hotel is a short walk to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino and features two room suite guest accommodations (some with mountain and Heavenly Resort views). Guest can enjoy chef-prepared breakfast and daily Happy Hour ($2 drinks, free soda). Private guest rooms have a one king or two queen beds (Serta Suite Dreams with cushy toppers), a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and a living area with a sofa bed, armchair, and coffee. On site is a hot tub and the Echo restaurant and bar serving fresh, seasonal food, including grass-fed beef, pasta, seafood, pasta and high-end pizza. The hotel is located at the base of Heavenly Mountain Resort and moments from world-class gaming, dining, ice-skating, golf, shopping, hiking, biking, entertainment, and lake activities.   


Travel e-Scapes is brought to you by Clara Bosonetto, Team Clark Travel Editor. Follow Clara on Twitter.


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