Travel e-Scapes: February 26, 2016

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Travel e-Scapes: February 26, 2016​

TODAY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$74 Las Vegas
A 7-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before April 4
Valid on Frontier, nonstop
Purchase by February 26
Find out how to save on flight ‘extras’ with Frontier’s The WORKS


TRAVEL TIPS & TIDBITS

Ferris Fest in Chicago
Ferris Fest will mark the 30th anniversary of the 80s film favorite, ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ in and around Chicago. The 1986 John Hughes film stars Matthew Broderick as a charming, resourceful high school student who skips school to lead his girlfriend and his reluctant best friend on a lively tour of the Windy City. The trio hit the Art Institute of Chicago, Wrigley Field, Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) and more during their day of freedom.
On May 21, the movie will be screened at the John and Nancy Hughes Theater in Lake Forest, Illinois, as part of Ferris Fest. Hosted by film critic Richard Roeper, the event will include a Q&A with Ferris’ parents, Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward, and the French restaurant maitre d’ Jonathan Schmock.

Festival organizers are also planning a re-creation of the film’s ‘Twist and Shout’ parade sequence and a two-part bus tour of filming locations including best friend Cameron’s house, the Art Institute, the Glenbrook North High School parking lot, a Lake Michigan overlook, Dearborn Street and Willis Tower.
Full three-day Ferris Festival tickets, including the screening, the bus tour with admission to some attractions, T-shirt, meet-and-greets, an opening night party and access to a replica of Ferris Bueller’s bedroom, are $300 (a few tickets are still available — be quick!).
Admission to the Friday night opening party on May 20 is $25. Single-day tickets for Saturday or Sunday, May 21 and 22, are $175. 

New Boozy Trail in NM
The new Santa Fe Margarita Trail will open on May 5 as an ongoing culinary cocktail experience for visitors and Santa Fe locals alike.
The Trail highlights 30-40 restaurants and bars that offer a special, uniquely designed and named margarita using the finest tequilas and ingredients.
A Santa Fe Margarita Trail Passport will describe participating establishments and include the recipe for each margarita.
Passports will be available for $3 at establishments and at TOURISM Santa Fe Visitor Centers. Passport holders can collect stamps for each margarita sampled (Passports can only receive two stamps per day to help ensure people drink responsibly and keep the trail fun.) and turn them in at any of the three TOURISM Santa Fe visitor centers for a special Santa Fe Margarita Trail t-shirt or other tiered gifts based on number of stamps received.
Margaritas will cost between $7 and $12. Wine-based margaritas will also be offered at select establishments.
The margarita is known as the quintessential Mexican cocktail and is thought to have been created by a Tijuana restaurant owner in 1938. 
Discover more about Santa Fe.


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!

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$35 Dallas-Ft. Worth
A 21-day advance purchase required
Valid Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday
Complete travel on or before May 25
Blackout dates: May 13, 15, 16, 19, 20
Valid on American, nonstop

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$86 Montreal, Quebec
A 21-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before May 25
Valid on American via Chicago

One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$102 Bozeman MT, Salt Lake City, San Jose CA, Sacramento or Tucson
No advance purchase required — go as soon as this week!
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before August 31
Valid on Alaska Airlines via Seattle
Purchase by February 29

HURRY! One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$180 Ketchikan, Alaska
Travel any available day of the week starting on or after May 20
Complete travel on or before September 2
Valid on Delta via Seattle
One free same day stopover permitted 

One-way from Atlanta, each way:
$189 San Jose, Costa Rica
$226 Liberia, Costa Rica
Travel any available day of the week starting on or after March 29
Complete travel on or before November 2
Blackout season: May 26-August 22
Valid on Delta, nonstop
Purchase by March 3

HURRY! Round-trip from Atlanta:
$197 Hartford CT, Portland, Maine – or Manchester NH
A 14-day advance purchase required
Travel any available day of the week
Complete travel on or before June 16
A Saturday night stay required
Valid on Delta, nonstop

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 DEALS

New SFO hideaway
Hotel Zeppelin San Francisco, set in a historic building two blocks from Union Square, has opened! This innovative and contemporary hotel celebrates the city’s tradition of counter-culture with a unique approach to design. The styles throughout the hotel were inspired by SF artists, writers, poets, and musicians.
Hotel Zeppelin features a game lounge and a cafe curated by Bulldog Coffee for guests and locals alike. There are 196 beautifully furnished guest rooms, including 20 suites.
Intro rates start from $139 on March 4-December 30 stays. Upgrade to more spacious digs for $20-$40 more. Included is WiFi, free parking and a $15 food and beverage credit.
Start the booking process at Travelzoo.  

Skip Lines at the Met
One of the largest art museums in the world, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has been named ‘the undisputed crown jewel of the city’s cultural treasures’ (New York magazine).  The museum’s new $65 million plaza along 5th Avenue features fountains, trees, and seating. Although the museum is free, tickets purchased in advance allow visitors to avoid waiting in admission lines. The recommended adult admission price is $25 for adults; $17 seniors; $12 students and under age 12 free.
But a new plan offers savings on visits through January 31, 2017:
$19 (reg. $25): Single admission to The Metropolitan Museum of Art
$35 (reg. $50): Admission for two
$60 (reg. $100): Admission for four
Tickets include access to all public tours and special exhibitions. Skip the admission lines and present your printed ticket voucher on arrival at the Advance Tickets desk in the main entrance’s Great Hall.
Purchase your advance admission tickets at Travelzoo
Get the latest on events, theater and deals on attractions and lodging at NYCGo, the official NYC Guide.


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


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