With November rain and snow sending temperatures tumbling, we bet you're more than a little tempted to abandon your town for someplace sunnier. That's why today we're featuring five of the week's best travel deals that'll help you chase the sun. Soak in the rays with $470 in savings on a Hawaiian vacation, party under the desert sun at a hotel in Vegas for as little as $42 per night, or just drive off into the sunset with a free car rental.
3-Night Vacation Package for 2 to Hawaii
Vendor: Alaska Airlines via Travelzoo
Price: From $1,327.54
Lowest By: $470
Expires: December 1
Is It Worth It?: It may be downright cold where you are, but Hawaiians are still enjoying 80°F days. Get in on that hot weather action with this 3-night flight and hotel package for two to Waikiki Beach, HI. You'll bunk at the Sheraton Waikiki, where you'll have access to numerous restaurants, two pools, a hot tub, sauna, and spa. You could also spend your days relaxing on the beach; it's right outside the hotel. Best of all, you'll be saving $470; that'll give anyone a sunny disposition!
This price is based on departure from San Diego, CA, (SAN) with arrival in Honolulu, HI, (HNL) on January 12, 2014; other departure cities are available for an additional cost. Some dates may be excluded and additional fees may apply. Book this travel deal by December 1 for travel January 8, 2014 through May 22, 2014.
Stays at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas
Vendor: Expedia via ShermansTravel
Price: From $42.30
Lowest By: $4
Expires: December 2
Is It Worth It?: If a sunny beach isn't your style, then head to Vegas where the days are hot and the nightlife is hotter. Stay at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino for as little $42.30 per night and you can spend your days getting wet and wild in the hotel's all-encompassing pool scene, which features a lagoon, lazy river, and wave pool. When the sun goes down, you'll be perfectly situated to hang out at the best Las Vegas hotspots: the Monte Carlo is located right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
Want to stay somewhere else on the Strip? Expedia discounts select Las Vegas hotel stays. Choose from properties like Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Vdara Hotel & Spa, Bellagio, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, and more. Some dates may be excluded and additional fees may apply. Book this travel deal by December 2 for stays through February 5, 2014.
Free Weekend Hertz Car Rental
Price: Free via RQ code "VSTPTE" and PC code "185301"
Expires: December 31
Is It Worth It?: Of course, partying under the desert sun doesn't appeal to everyone. If you're more inclined to chase the sun via the open road, this Editors' Choice deal from Hertz is right up your alley. Just pick a weekend day, then pick up your car; your rental is free when you use RQ code "VSTPTE" and PC code "185301". It's the best deal we've seen from Hertz all year!
Note that taxes and fees still apply and can be substantial. Also, this offer may be restricted to smaller cars and participating locations only.
Virgin America 1-Way Flights
Vendor: Virgin America via Travelzoo
Price: From $65.90
Lowest By: $10
Expires: November 30
Is It Worth It?: Got a sunny destination in mind, but don't feel like driving there? Let Virgin America fly you to where you'd rather be! The airline is offering some of the cheapest 1-way flights we've seen all year, with fares starting at $65.90 between sunny Las Vegas and sunnier Los Angeles.
This price is valid on flights from Las Vegas, NV, (LAS) to Los Angeles, CA, (LAX) departing on November 26; prices vary depending on the departure cities and dates chosen. Blackout dates may apply. Book this deal by November 30 for travel through February 18, 2014.
Stays at Harrah's Resort in Atlantic City
Price: From $69
Lowest By: $58
Expires: November 19
Is It Worth It?: Hey, not everyone digs the daystar. If you're looking for a fun-filled vacation, but just aren't into the sun-worshipping thing, why not head to Atlantic City? Your winter stay at Harrah's Resort won't feature balmy temperatures, but it will save you $58. While there, you'll enjoy awesome indoor activities like learning some tasty tricks at the Viking Cooking School, relaxing at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, or playing in the casino. What's more, you'll get upgraded to a Premium room with water views and bag Waterfront Buffet passes for two.
Additional fees and blackout dates may apply. Book this travel deal by November 19 for stays Sundays through Thursdays through January 31, 2014.
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