Can someone tell old-man winter to cool it with the bitter cold?
Unfortunately, February in Washington, D.C. means more of the same winter weather is ahead in the coming weeks. But that doesn’t mean you have to hide underneath a blanket and hibernate until spring.
Fortunately, February is a great time for off-season travel deals, like nonstop service to Seattle for $108 one way, or how does a long weekend in West Palm Beach for $69 one way sound?
Or maybe you’re in the mood for a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend at a nearby resort. We’ve got two options—one in Baltimore and the other in scenic Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania.
So, what are you waiting for? Get booking because it’s time to say bon voyage to the winter blues.
Emerald City Savings. Sure, the weather is wet most winters, but the fun and savings really add up if you plan a trip to Seattle in the off-season travel months of February or March. Right now, Alaska Airlines is offering a deal on nonstop flight service from Dulles for as low as $217 roundtrip. When you’re there, you’ll want to carve out time for visits to the Space Needle, Smith Tower, Chihuly Gardens, and dinner at JuneBaby, which was named James Beard’s Best New Restaurant of 2018. But be sure to plan around exciting seasonal events taking place, like Seattle Museum Month (February) and Taste Washington (March 28-31), the largest single-region wine and food event in the United States, featuring more than 235 Washington State wineries and 65 Pacific Northwest restaurants.
African Adventure. The Flight Deal has all the exact details on how to book an African safari adventure to Namibia on Qatar Airways for just $775 roundtrip. This southeastern African country is less touristy than it’s neighbor, South Africa, and yet it has all the same wildlife and natural beauty, if not more. Before you go, be sure to read this budget-conscious travel guide from travel writer and expert Nomadic Matt.
West Palm Weekend. It’s only natural to be thinking about Florida’s white-sandy beaches at this time of year. And a quick trip to sunshine and warmth is possible, thanks to some amazingly low flight deals from American Airlines. Book out of BWI and it’s only $139 roundtrip to West Palm Beach. With all that dough saved, splurge on brunch at The Breakers or a quick dip in the pool at the Four Seasons.
Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s never too early to start planning for St. Patrick’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than by waking up in Dublin. This travel experience is possible thanks to a $650 round-trip deal offered by WOW Air. While you’re there, be sure to sample a few pints at the Guinness Factory as well as the Temple Bar.
Visit with Oscar in LA. The Academy Awards come to the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on February 24, and you can visit with Oscar before, during, or after the big day. Simply book this deal on American Airlines for $217 roundtrip. While there, be sure to plan a visit to American Film Institute campus for a look back at some of the best Hollywood films to ever hit the silver screen.
Sleep well in Seattle. A new hotel from the upstart-boutique brand Palihotel is now open in the heart of Seattle's Pike Place Market. The hotel which features queen, king, and deluxe studio options, comes with plenty of cool perks, like stocked snacks and mini bar service, wall-mounted smart TVs, and a high-pressure rain shower. Plus, there’s free coffee and exceptional dining in the hotel lobby’s restaurant, The Hart and the Hunter. Opening room rates for February start as low as $180 per night.
Valentine’s Day Deal. The Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania has an offer that will make your Valentine's Day one to remember. Their special romance package includes an elegant dinner with your sweetheart at the Crystal Room complete with a bottle of wine, plus waived resort fees. Room rates start at $219 per night and make sure to leave time for the spa, which also offers several seasonal specials.
Fall for Charm City. The Sagamore Pendry in Fells Point is one of the most beautiful hotels in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Baltimore. And this Valentine’s Day you can take advantage of their special “romance” package that comes with a free bottle of champagne, one dozen red roses, and a $60 breakfast credit. Book a suite and you’ll receive a $100 spa credit. Just be sure to enter promo code: "ROMANCE" at checkout.