Before you break out the Thanksgiving turkey and dressing, makes sure you mark an important date on your calendar: November 26, aka Cyber Monday.
It’s one of the most essential travel booking days of the year because airlines, hotels and travel booking sites will offer extremely lucrative deals for the winter season.
If you just can't wait, there are still plenty of travel deals to be had this November, so long as you avoid booking during prime-time holiday travel periods.
And while you’ll undoubtedly feast wherever your Thanksgiving travel might take you, there’s also a few other destination food cities that make this winter a good time to travel—Paris, Charleston, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, just to name a few—not to mention a sweet travel deal for U.S. veterans and service members.
Culinary crawl in Charleston. Some of The South’s best fine dining—Husk, Owen’s Ordinary, Obstinate Daughter and FIG—are located in Charleston. If you’re a food lover, this city is worth a weekend to gorge yourself silly on fried food, seafood and biscuits. And right now, JetBlue has special promotional rates for as low as $59 one way.
$200 to Los Angeles. As the temperature plummets this winter, maybe you want to try on a sunnier city. Both Alaska Air and United have round-trip, nonstop deals to Los Angeles for under $200 (The Flight Deal shows you how to score this deal). While you’re visiting the City of Angels be sure to visit some of the cities best food neighborhoods, like Koreatown, Santa Monica, Los Feliz and Silver Lake.
Less than $500 to Paris. If you have flexible travel plans for January, you can book a nonstop flight to Paris from Dulles for under $500. Right now, seats start as low as $476 round trip—that’s if you’re willing to fly United’s restricted economy (checked bags cost extra). Otherwise, basic economy fares start at just $566 round trip.
Explore Hong Kong’s night markets. Right now, it couldn’t be easier to fly halfway across the globe to one of the most lively 24/7 cities—Hong Kong. But you better book it now because Cathay Pacific has a round-trip deal with nonstop service to Asia’s “World City” for $873 round trip. This offering is courtesy of a new flight route from Dulles, and it’s the longest nonstop flight from D.C., at just under 16 hours! While you’re there, be sure to explore Hong Kong’s famed nightlife and famed food markets, filled with vendors that stay open until the wee hours of the night.
Howdy Houston. With Southwest’s $68 one-way, nonstop fares to Houston, it’s hard not to find an excuse to visit this fantastic food city in Texas, filled to the brim with barbecue, Southern eateries and some of the best Vietnamese cuisine in the United States. Plus, this winter, Visit Houston has a special Houston City Tour that’s a package good for seven consecutive days and includes free admission and transportation to the city’s top attractions, including the Houston Space Center, Downtown Aquarium and Galveston Island.
Hotels & Resorts
Miami salutes service members. In honor of Veterans Day, the AC Miami Ventura is offering America's law enforcement, firefighters and armed forces a special promotional rate that’s good on travel booked by November 27. To take advantage of this offer, use promo code “GX7” and provide an appropriate military or first responder I.D. at check-in, and your hotel room is 50 percent off. And for November, room rates are as low as $85 per night.
Holiday weekend in NYC. A holiday visit to the Big Apple must always include a stop at Rockefeller Center to see the tree. If you’re planning to visit New York City this holiday season to kick it with The Rockettes or shop until you drop on 5th Avenue, you’ll want to rest your head at Row NYC Hotel. This affordable hotel is located in the heart of Times Square and offers rooms with stunning views of the city. And right now, if you use the promo code: “ROWDEAL” your booking is 15 percent off.