Today’s Daily Getaways are discounted Las Vegas vacations.
If you’re new to Daily Getaways, think of this as “Vacations For Real People” (or vacations for normal people). It’s no secret that I love showing my family the world. I took my wife and daughter to Paris a few years ago for Valentine’s Day on a long weekend, but we’re just as likely to pile into the car and drive up to HersheyPark. We prefer to travel to places like Italy and Greece to explore the culture, but those trips aren’t accessible to everyone.
Even though I preach the strategy of earning miles to just about everyone I meet (sorry, for those of you tired of hearing me babble on), most folks aren’t trying to fly First Class in an apartment to the Middle East. Or pop over to Sydney for a long weekend. We decided to head down to the Fort Myers area in Florida last year for spring break and were surprised to find at least a dozen of our friends from Virginia had chosen the same destination as us.
Some drove, some flew, none of them stayed at a St. Regis, Ritz or Four Seasons. For that group, which are the normal folks, Daily Getaways can represent a significant value. Not all deals will, but there are still plenty of savings to be had.
These really are YMMV packages. For example, I think the New York-New York package is an excellent value (with the exception that I don’t really love the rooms there). For $475, you get a $400 dinner, two tickets to Zumanity, and a room for 2 nights.
Similarly, if you can max out the expensive dinners at Mirage, that package might be worth your while. But, you absolutely need to max out the dinners, and that’s just to get an okay value.
The other packages are heavy on the suite experience. I love a big, awesome room just like the next person. However, I don’t think it’s worth it. In a city like Vegas you (hopefully) won’t spend a ton of time in your room.
Traditionally, these packages have sold out quickly, though some of the packages offered later may hang around.
They go on sale at 1pm EDT. Be ready if you want to grab one of these deals.