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U.S. Open Tennis Championships Travel Deals

There are several reasons why you might balk at the idea of a trip to New York City in August – the high heat and high cost being two of the biggest ones. If you’re a tennis fan, however, you’ll go anyway – because New York is the place to be for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships.

Since 1978, the U.S. Open has been played at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, taking place over the course of two weeks in late August and early September. Not every match is worth writing home about, of course, but if you plan ahead (and are willing to shell out the cost of the best tickets) you can get in to see some of the biggest names in the tennis world playing in the tournament.

New York is a famously challenging destination for budget travelers, so going to the city during a major sporting event isn’t going to be cheap. There are ways to make it less painful for your bank account, however, and in this article we’ll outline some of the ways to get to the U.S. Open Tennis Championships without spending your life savings.

>> In 2012, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships are taking place from August 27-September 9.

Southwest Airlines: Click ‘n Save – 3 Days of Deals


It is time again to take care at the latest fares on sale from Southwest Airlines. Tickets can be booked until February 17, 2011 for travel between April 2 and May 21, 2011. Blackout dates apply. To get the best deals choose to fly everyday except Fridays and Saturdays.

Some of the routes on sale are:

  • Austin to Portland $140
  • Boise to Portland $69
  • Detroit to Portland $163
  • Kansas City to Portland $164
  • Las Vegas to Portland $109
  • Los Angeles to Portland $125
  • Nashville to Portland $158
  • New Orleans to Portland $166
  • Orlando to New York $155
  • Austin to New York $143
  • Houston to New York $141

Fares are one way. Seats are limited. Fares are nonrefundable.

Read more details about the deal here.

Don’t forget to read the Southwest Airlines Vacations Current Deals

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Cheap New York Travel Deals

new-york-city2It surprised many (even myself) that I had never been to New York until 2 years ago. Despite my resume of tackling big international cities (I had lived in Paris and visited London, Barcelona, Milan, Geneva etc.), I had never seen or experiences one of the most famous cities right here in my own country. After a glorious late summer trip to the Big Apple, I was hooked and knew that my future had to include more trips to NYC, which is why I got super excited when I saw there are so many fabulous New York deals happening right now on everything from flights to hotels. Visit Travelocity for New York Deals

New York to London flights for the price of an expensive burger

expensive-burger.jpgPeople who in London and New York City have it pretty darned good. Not only do they get to experience two of the world’s great cities on a daily basis, but they also seem to get the best deals on airline flights. I guess we can begrudge them the savings because they have to pay 20 dollars for a hamburger or 20 pounds for a martini.

Even if you don’t live in New York or London, you can still benefit from their cheap ass flights that depart from and arrive in those cities. For example, British Airways has a deal until September 27, 2007 where flights from the Big Apple to London are a mere $179 one way. As a general rule of thumb, if you can get a ticket to London for less than $400 round trip you are getting a very good deal.

Another rule of thumb. If you are paying $20 for a hamburger or 20 pounds for a martini, your stomach better send you a thank you note.

For more cheap flights to England or cheap flights to New York, cross your fingers, click on the links and be prepared to jump for joy.

You can be the King of the Hill with these Cheap New York Packages

gray-line-bus.jpgThere are a lot of cities in this world where you have to ask yourself how are you going to spend a few days without falling into a bored state that will leave you drooling from your mouth. New York City is not one of those places. Instead, the biggest challenge one faces when visiting the Big Apple is what not to do. After all, you only have so much time and with so many enticing activities trying to experience all of New York would take a lifetime.

The one knock against New York that you always hear from people visiting from out of town is that it is expensive. You hear about the legendary $30 hamburgers and $25 pints of beer. It is more than true that you can spend those kind of prices if you go to certain parts of the city and certain establishments, but I am here to tell you that you can have a perfectly enjoyable long weekend in New York without having to take out a second mortgage.

Instead of going to a fancy restaurant where the beautiful people go to be seen, try one of the cities many ethnic dining establishments. You’d be amazed at how cheap a bowl of noodles in Chinatown can be and how good it can taste.

Another way to save money is to sign up for a flight/hotel package deal. Chances are you will be so busy seeing the sights that you won’t spend much time in your hotel anyway. Priceline has some great New York packages that include flights and hotel stays at convenient hotels that won’t leave you saying wow, but also won’t leave you saying yikes.

New York can be done on the cheap. The New York Pass can help. Just don’t expect to see it all in a few days.

Save up to $325 on New York City Packages!

Great Deals on Flights to New York City

ilovenewyork.jpgMy friends that live in New York City are always bragging about the place. They say it is the city that doesn’t sleep and if you can make it there you can make it anywhere. Plus they are pretty keen on being able to walk down the street at 4am to find a place that is still open serving sushi. The Big Apple is that type of place.

For this and many other reasons like the museums, the theaters, the shopping and the madness, New York City is one great place to spend a few days. If you are smart, and I know that you are since you read this blog, you’ll take advantage of the excellent deals that are now available on flights to New York City.

While you are at it, check out some of the amazing rates on hotels you can find with the one and only BootsnAll hotel finder.

$25 Off New York City Hotel & Vacation Packages

New York Packages on Sale!

It’s time to live it up in the Big Apple!

It’s a last minute deal that must be booked by today, but you can save $25 New York City Hotel & Vacation Packages from Cheap Tickets!

Select a New York City hotel or vacation package, and enter promotion code CHEAPNYC under “total cost.” The offer is good for stays of 2+ nights for travel through August 31. Book by August 7 and save!

New York Packages on Sale!

New York to Houston – Cheap Tickets from JetBlue

We get really, really excited when carriers announce new flight routes. This is for two reasons.

One: We cross our fingers that our big-city-with-a-small-city-feel hometown, Portland, will finally – FINALLY – get some more direct flights that don’t make us go through, say, Idaho.

Two: The intro fares for these new routes are generally uber-cheap.

While we still have to wait a little longer for number one (sigh), we are pleased to announce that JetBlue is rewarding New Yorkers and Texans with a new route starting on Sept 7, 2006. And, to celebrate, they’re selling tickets for only $99 one-way.

New York City, NY (JFK) to Houston, TX (Hobby). 14-day advance purchase is required. Sale fare must be booked by Jul 18, 2006, 11:59PM MST. Travel must be completed by Oct 31, 2006.

JetBlue Ticket Sale

Cheap Flights to Newark

Cheap Flights to Newark

Most travelers think of Newark as a starting or stopping point on the way to somewhere else, giving little thought to the city itself. Few realize that Newark is the largest city in New Jersey and the third oldest major city in the U.S.. The city has a wealth of historic sites and diverse cultural attractions.

Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart is the fifth largest cathedral in the United States with towers reputed to be taller than those at Westminster and Notre Dame. The cornerstone was laid in 1899, and construction was completed in 1954, which is a short time for a Gothic cathedral of this size. The Cathedral is located in Branch Brook Park, one of Fredrick Law Olmsted’s parks. The park is over four miles long and has over 2000 cherry treesa greater variety and number of cherry trees than the Washington, D.C. display. Branch Brook Park’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival is held in April.

The city that gave us Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, Brian De Palma, Philip Roth, and Paul Simonamong many othersjust might have something interesting to look at. The next time you’re here on a long layover, take in some of the sights.

Cheap Flights to Newark

Last Minute New York Hotel Savings

Milford Plaza NYC Hotel

How’s this for last minute room reservations?

Book the Milford Plaza NYC Hotel for TONIGHT or TOMORROW NIGHT and save $20-$80 more than the nearest competitor’s listing!

Welcome to New York City, and the Milford Plaza Hotel, otherwise known as “The Lullabuy of Broadway.”

The Milford Plaza NYC Hotel is located in the heart of Broadway’s Theater District, around the corner from 14 Broadway theaters, and just a short walk from Radio City Music Hall, the Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue shopping, Herald Square, Times Square and the Javits Center. The Milford Plaza New York Hotel’s Westside location is also extremely convenient to SoHo, NoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown and the West Village – all very popular New York City attractions and easily accessible by public transportation, located close by.

Milford Plaza NYC Hotel