Travel e-Scapes: February 3, 2017


DESTINATION & DEAL OF THE DAY: Last Minute Weekend Offers

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Round-trip from Atlanta:
$196 Nashville
Depart today, February 3 on flights operating after 7P or depart on any available flight Saturday, February 4
Return Monday on flights operating between 11A-3P or 11A-midnight on Tuesday, February 7
Valid on Delta, nonstop
This sale is part of a larger Last Minute Weekend offer available for booking at Delta
Cities from Atlanta include Charleston WV, Des Moines, Melbourne, Memphis, Orange County CA and more
Purchase by February 4 


Wow Air News
Iceland-based Wow Air just announced a new cabin of larger seats with improved legroom for its lengthiest routes, connecting San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Miami to Reykjavik, Iceland. The larger seat, dubbed ‘Big Seats,’ are less business class and more premium economy. A leg rest and a guaranteed 37 inches of legroom vs 31 inches in economy. The seat price — TBA — will include priority boarding, carry-on baggage, checked baggage, and in-flight dining. Big Seats will begin showing up on those 3 U.S. routes starting June 1.
Wow Air offers one-way rates from $99 to Iceland from Boston, New York City and Washington DC with rates to major European cities from $149. Rates from Miami are slightly higher.
For flight rules and applicable dates, visit this Wow press page and scroll to the bottom for details.

Winter Travel Deals
Celebrate the diversity of Seattle’s museums and cultural institutions throughout February with Seattle Museum Month.
Downtown Seattle hotel guests have access to the region’s top museums for half-price. Check into a participating downtown Seattle hotel to receive a Seattle Museum Month packet. This packet contains a helpful map of participating museums and a guest pass. Present this pass at participating museums and receive half-price admission through February 28. The offer may be applied to up to 4 guests staying in the hotel room.   
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is offering half-price admission every day through March 10 as part of its Penguin Days promotion. The Newport Aquarium, just over the river from Cincinnati, is offering one free kid admission per adult as part of Winter Family Days through February 26.
In Colorado, a variety of resorts are offering extra perks for skiers:
Telluride Ski Resort offers a 2.5-hour complimentary mountain tour (intermediate skiing ability required) daily at 10 a.m.
Steamboat Resort offers free night skiing to guests on their day of arrival to those who show a boarding pass at the ticket window. (Boarding passes for Tuesday or Wednesday arrivals are good for free night skiing on Thursday night.)
Through February 28, Cooper Ski Resort in Leadville, Colorado, offers a variety of deals, including $52 two-for-one skiing on Tuesdays.


Airfare offers – ones with a ticket-by date – and deals with our suggestion to ‘Hurry!’ can expire at any time.   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!

TODAY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$166 Detroit
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily on nonstop Delta flights through May 10
Stay at least one Saturday night
Purchase today, February 3

Round-trip from Miami (one-way permitted):
$209 Miami to San Jose, Costa Rica, or $90 south; $119 north
A 21-day advance purchase required
Finish trips on or before April 30
Valid on daily nonstop American flights
Purchase by February 7
Note: RT Atlanta-Miami-Atlanta rates from $98 nonstop American or Frontier

HURRY! Through Summer! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$224 Portland, Maine
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through December 31
No blackout dates
Stay at least one Saturday night
Valid on Delta, nonstop

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$224 New Haven, Connecticut, or $112 each way
A 14-day advance purchase required
Valid daily through June 1
Blackout dates: March 11, 12, 19; April 8, 9, 23; May 14, 21, 25, 26
Valid on American via Philadelphia

Round-trip from Atlanta (one-way permitted):
$618 Kona, Hawaii, or $309 each way
Start travel on or after March 11
Finish trips on or before April 20
No blackout dates
Valid Monday-Thursday or add $36 per direction for weekends
Valid on American, Delta or United with one flight connection
Purchase by February 6

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 purchased during the ticket 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.  


How do you find these great airfare deals? Visit Clark’s Atlanta Travel Tips page for a step-by-step search guide.


Travelzoo Highlights
Stay at the 4-star Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina at a savings of 60%!
This 103-year-old mountain resort offering the best of the best in golf, cuisine, spa services and outdoor fun. Its southern charm has attracted ten US presidents and luminaries including F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Henry Ford.
Rates of $159 are offered on weekday stays in a Premium Resort room in the Vanderbilt Wing with garden or resort views. Resort fees are waived with this promo rate (a $28.25 value). Add an additional $100 per Friday or Saturday night.
Also included:
Complimentary WiFi
Access to Sports Complex with indoor pool and outdoor tennis courts
Guided history tour Wednesday-Saturday
Shuttle services (10 minutes via shuttle to downtown Asheville)
The resort features a 43,000 square-foot underground spa that Fodor’s called ‘remarkable,’ seven restaurants, a piano bar, guided hiking and biking trails, and an outdoor adventure center.
The Omni Grove Park Inn was chosen among the Top 20 Hotels in the American South in the Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards 2016.
Book a stay through February 15 at Travelzoo.  
The Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe offers $99 per night rates for two through February on Sunday-Wednesday arrivals; $119 March-June when arriving Sunday-Wednesday and $139 per night on Thursday-Saturday arrivals through May 21.
Included is valet parking (a $21 value). Guests can choose to upgrade to a Terraza room with handcrafted furnishings and a private or shared balcony for an additional $20 per night. Taxes and a resort fee of $15/night are not included.
Blackout dates: February 8-11, 13-14, 17-18; March 21-23, 29-31; April 13, 20-21, 26-28; May 17-19, 23-24; June 15-17.
The inn, located two blocks from famed Santa Fe Plaza, offers a 24-hour gym, a heated outdoor pool, a high-end spa, and Luminaria, a restaurant with a sprawling patio that serves creative Southwestern dishes.
Start the reservation process at Travelzoo
Stay at the Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan located just a short stroll from Central Park (five blocks north) at per night rates of $182 on weekends and mid-week stays for an additional $26 per night — a savings of over $131.
This rate includes a 20% discount for two at the onsite bistro, Nosh! — serving Starbucks coffee, light fare, Brooklyn beers and New York State wines.
Guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and free WiFi throughout the property. Upper floors have skyline views. Room sizes are average at about 210 square feet and feature a writing desk, Keurig coffeemaker, upgraded linens from the owner’s own textile company and a refrigerator. Double-paned windows drown out most street noise (prior guests suggest a room above the 15th floor). Guests also receive complimentary access to the 5th floor laundry facilities and gym, including free yoga and Pilates classes. A wraparound terrace offers views of the Hudson River and Times Square.
Six separate subway lines are within a 3-block radius, making it easy to explore any of the boroughs. Book by February 15. Start the booking process at Travelzoo

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

Avoid the peak summer season with a spring getaway to Bangor, Maine. Bangor is a good base to explore Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park (50 miles east); the Camden Hills (50 miles south) and Baxter State Park, the gateway to the famed northern Maine woods (70 miles north). The Moosehead Lake region, known for its moose, fishing and back country camping, is 70 miles to the west.

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