NBA All-Star Weekend Travel Deals

by Jessica

January 14th, 2011

nba2Sports fans who like to travel have plenty of excuses to get away and take in a game throughout the year, and although some sporting events are always in the same place every year there are others that give you a chance to explore a new destination every time. So if the location of your favorite sport’s big game isn’t exciting one year, hang on and it might be next year.

The NBA All-Star Weekend is one of those events that changes its location every year, and although the event itself is a few days of laid back (and sometimes over-the-top) basketball silliness, it’s a bonus if it’s held in a fun city as well. Past events have been held in New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Phoenix – and the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend is in Orlando, Florida, from February 24-27.

If you’re sensing a pattern here, you’re not alone. Although not every All-Star Weekend is held in a southern (i.e. warmer) location, that’s been the trend recently. And that’s another perk about traveling to a sporting event that takes place in the winter – it just might be in a place that’s warmer than where you live.

All this means you don’t really have to be a hard-core basketball fan to enjoy a trip to the NBA All-Star Weekend. The events themselves are good fun, the players aren’t really taking anything too seriously, and the All-Star Game itself is usually a score-fest as no one’s too concerned about defense.

What you probably do want to be concerned with, however, is getting a good deal on your trip. So here are some articles that should help you find travel deals to the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend.

>> The NBA All-Star Weekend in 2012 is February 24-27 in Orlando, Florida.

How to Find Cheap Airfare to Orlando for NBA All-Star Weekend

It’s always a good idea to hunt for cheap airfare when you travel, since there are usually bargains to be had – but when it comes to flying to a special event, you’ll want to do your homework even more than usual. Airlines routinely raise prices for events like this, so even though prices may be a bit higher than normal you can still avoid paying top dollar if you read these tips.

>> Read more about finding cheap airfare to NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando 

NBA All-Star Weekend Vacation Packages: Travel Deals or No?

As is the case with any major event, you’ll find an abundance of targeted vacation packages for the NBA All-Star Weekend on offer – but are they really the great deals they say they are? Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure is to do the math. This article talks about the things to remember when you’re comparing vacation packages with booking things individually.

>> Read more about whether NBA All-Star Weekend vacation packages are a good deal

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