May means it's time to post an out-of-office reply and put your phone on airplane mode because it's time for some vacation.
This month is one of the busiest travel periods of the year, and it's mainly due to Memorial Day weekend. But don't let increased travel volume stop you from taking a trip.
If it's a vacation you need, we've got big trips, like Dubai or Paris planned (just in time for the kick off of the FIFA Women's World Cup). And we also have smaller weekend getaways planned for a budget beach trip or a visit to the Big Easy.
Here are some of the best travel deals up for grabs this month.
Fly to the Women’s World Cup in France. On June 7, the Women’s World Cup kicks off in Paris. For soccer fanatics, Air France has the quickest and cheapest flight deal to all the tournament action. A nonstop flight with flexible date options starts at $729 round-trip.
Nonstop to Rome. This month Alitalia launches its new nonstop route from Dulles to Rome. The airline operates on brand new Airbus A330-200 planes, which can carry 249 passengers: 19 seats in business class, 17 seats in premium economy and 213 seats in economy. Whichever way you fly, the Eternal City is now reachable in under 9 hours. For July and August, deals start at $891 round-trip.
$100 one-way to New Orleans. Book it to the Big Easy for Memorial Day weekend because Southwest has ridiculously low airfare deals starting at $100 one-way.
Discounted flights to Dubai. This city in the middle of the desert is home to luxury shopping, ultra-modern museums, gleaming architecture and a lively nightlife scene. While Dubai is anything but inexpensive, at least flying there won’t break the bank. If you’re planning a fall getaway or an early 2020 trip, The Flight Deal explains how to book a round-trip Air Canada ticket for $739.
Spring into savings in Boston. Flights from BWI to Boston start at just $76 one-way on JetBlue. Before you visit Beantown, be sure to book a stay at the W Boston, where you can save up to 20 percent on nightly room rates through June 16. This offer applies to advance purchases made online, and room rates start as low as $179 per night.
Beach on a budget. For those looking for some sand and savings this Memorial Day, be sure to book a nonstop flight to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A nonstop BWI flight that leaves on Saturday and arrives back Monday evening is $294 round-trip. Plus, this family-friendly beach has plenty of hotel and dining deals for spring and summer.
Hotels & Resorts
Learn to sail in Alexandria. Set sail this spring and summer on a nautically inspired stay at the Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria. Room rates start at $379 and include a two-hour sailing lesson courtesy of the Mariner Sailing School at Belle Haven Marina. Guests will also enjoy two glasses of wine and a half-dozen oysters compliments of chef Cathal Armstrong’s Hummingbird restaurant. This package deal runs all summer long.
Take me out to the ballgame. Those looking to stay close to home (and near home plate) may want to consider booking the Homewood Suites at Capitol-Navy Yard. It's located a block from Nationals Park, and now through September 30, guests who book a night get one Washington Nationals ticket free for each adult listed on the reservation. Bookings must be made using this link and room rates start as low as $260 per night.