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Happy Halloween!

October 16th, 2013
Halloween is just around the corner, so now’s the perfect time to decide which city throws the best party, so you can decide where you want to celebrate Halloween this year! If you’re reading this at your parents’ kitchen table, debating with your younger brother, which of your neighbors gives out the “good” candy, this article is not for you. But, if you’ve been working for months on a jaw-dropping, one-of-a-kind costume, and are looking for just the right Halloween party to show it off, keep on reading! We went to some of the best Halloween experts we could find to pull together the top Halloween cities and events for 2013. And as WE are the experts in bringing you great hotel deals, we just had to include our own list of the Best Hotels for Halloween in each city so you can save your money for the good candy!
George Pachecho’s “Boston’s Best 2013 Halloween Parties”

Where all the boo-tiful people stay in Boston:

Marriott Copley Place - Boston

Deborah Flomberg’s “Top 2013 Halloween Parties In Denver”

No one likes a horror-filled hotel, even on Halloween. We prefer awesome in our hotels,
thank you:

Comfort Inn Denver Downtown

Jeffrey B. Roth’s “Top 2013 Halloween Parties In Philadelphia”

Looking for the hot guys and cool ghouls in Philly? You’ve found them:

Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

Sara Lugardo’s “Best 2013 Halloween Parties In Chicago”

It’s a proven fact that witches and warlocks pick the best hotels. In Chicago, they stay at:

Inn Of Chicago

Londonist’s “Halloween Events in London 2013″

Now London is a city that loves a good beheading:

Hyde Park Hotel

Kate Wertheimer’s “Best Halloween parties in Los Angeles 2013″

Warm weather? Hot ghosts? Only in Los Angeles:

Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown

Rachel Cooper’s “Best Halloween Events 2013 in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia”

We may not know the difference between a goblin and a hobgoblin, but we know that whenin D.C., they both prefer to stay here:

Capitol Skyline

Happy Halloweening!

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Labor Day Weekend sale

August 29th, 2013




Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, and it’s time for a blow out sale! Since Labor Day symbolizes the end of the summer, we thought that Labor Day weekend will be a great time to present some cool deals for the folks who haven’t had a vacation this summer, and now is their last chance to have one. Book now and save up to 40%!

Use promo code ‘LABOR25′ and get $25 off (on $400 or more hotel rooms purchase)

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Patriotic Destinations: Top Places for 4th of July Fireworks Displays

June 20th, 2013

Boom! Bang! Summertime excitement. Do these phrases encapsulate the feeling you experience as you turn your head to the sky and watch fireworks explode?

As the 4th of July holiday nears and you begin to think of cookouts and gatherings, your thoughts may wander to determining the most important detail of the day: where will we see the best fireworks?

With so many places to choose from, we’ve outlined a few top destinations for some of the best 4th of July fireworks displays in the nation: Washington, D.C., New York City, New Orleans, and Boston.

Fireworks Over the Capital: Washington, D.C.

You can’t get much more patriotic than spending the 4th of July in Washington, D.C.

Start your day with a visit to the city’s National Independence Day Parade, featuring bands of all kinds, including traditional marching bands, fife & drum bands, and bagpipes.

Follow-up parade watching with “A Capitol Fourth,” a celebratory concert on the U.S. Capitol West Lawn featuring the National Symphony Orchestra.

Plan a picnic on the National Mall, visit the historical monuments, and finish the day watching the fireworks.

Bright Lights in New York City, NY

When you think of big American cities, New York’s New York City most likely comes to mind almost immediately. Spend the day exploring the city, and then find perfect spot to watch the celebration.

Released from the Hudson River, this year’s Macy’s fireworks spectacular will include 40,000 fireworks, live performances from artists Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw, and Nick Cannon, and a 25-minute soundtrack of music from a variety of genres compiled by Usher to play in the background as the fireworks explode.

New Orleans, LA

Are you familiar with barge battles? No, we’re not referring to any form of warfare, but a battle of light and color as two barges in New Orleans celebrate the Fourth in style.

Watch the two barges battle for your attention, after a fun-filled day along Mississippi River. Traditional performances by the U.S. Navy Band and other musical performances are common at this annual event.

Consider a trip by riverboat to get even closer to the action!

Boston, MA

An annual event, Boston Harborfest is a week-long Independence Day celebration. The festivities kick off on Tuesday, July 2 this year.

July 3rd will bring Boston’s 19th Annual Children’s Day, complete with attractions perfect for the whole family, such as face painting, a bubble machine, paper lantern crafting, and more!

Stick around for fireworks and main day festivities, then join in post-Fourth celebrations with a party on the plaza, and Chowderfest, a day to join in celebrating local restaurant businesses’ clam chowder. There’s sure to be nothing else like it!

Where will you spend the 4th of July? Let us know your plans within the comments below.

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Here are some hotels to stay in while you travel:

Astor On The Park, New York,

Washington Marriott , Washington DC

Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, Boston



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Father’s Day 2013

June 6th, 2013

Fathers_Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching. Have you considered the gift of travel? Whether you’ll be planning a trip to visit Dad or plan to use the holiday as an excuse to get away, these last minute deals are sure to please the entire family (and your bank account).

Below, we outline three destinations with hotel discounts perfect for your Father’s Day weekend getaway budget: Miami, New York City and Las Vegas.

Miami, Florida

Palm trees, sand and sea, Miami, Florida is the perfect spot for your Father’s Day weekend trip to the beach.

Set in Southeastern Florida, Miami’s Port of Miami has been known as the “Cruise Capital of the World” and the “Cargo Gateway to the Americas.” While in Miami, be sure to set sail.

Miami special promotions include discounts on the following:

· 4.5 star hotel in Miami Beach

· 4 star hotel in Coconut Grove

· 5 star hotel in downtown Miami

New York City, New York

The concrete jungle where dreams are built and realized, New York City has much to explore. From landmarks and tourist attractions to small, family-run restaurants and street corner markets, there is something every member of your family will want to see.

Up for exploring a hidden gem? Take a walk on the city’s High Line for unique views of the city, seen from between skyscrapers and city streets.

New York special promotions include discounts on the following:

· 4 star hotel in Manhattan

· 4 star hotel in Manhattan-Midtown

Las Vegas, Nevada

Nothing says a party like Vegas. The glitz, the glam, the gambling—celebrate luxuriously with a trip to the city of sin.

Dad’s not much of a gambler? Enjoy a show or take him out to dinner at some of the nation’s best restaurants, all found readily along the famous Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas special promotions include discounts on the following:

· 5 star hotel in The Strip

· 5 star hotel in The Strip

So where will you go? Will you take a trip to celebrate Father’s Day this year? Share your plans in the comment section below.

Book a Father’s Day trip for you and your family using Last Minute Travel, and save! View our full list of Father’s Day travel promotions or use the promo code “FATHER12” to get $20 off on a hotel room purchase of $300 or more.

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Mothers Day 2013

May 13th, 2013

Being a mom is not always an easy job and we don’t say thank you nearly enough! That’s why again this year, in honor of Mother’s Day, we’re rewarding all the moms with a much deserved vacation getaway! Take a break and relax with family or just couple of friends in some of the most favored destinations. Choose from a great variety of hotels in either sunny beach destinations like NYC. or Miami, or take a fun city break to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with your girlfriends!

This year our lady travelers can enjoy a special treat - a $30 coupon! Enter coupon code MOTHER30 at checkout

Take a Break This Mother's Day

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Cinco De Mayo

May 2nd, 2013

Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate the culture, achievements and experiences of people with a Mexican background living in the United States. Take part in one of the largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Miami, Cancun, Orlando, Dallas, and in the USA’s south-western regions. Save big with LastMinuteTravel.com low hotel rates!

This year we’re throwing in a special spicy hot treat - a $20 coupon! Just enter promo code CDM20 at checkout.

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Easter Holiday is almost here!

March 27th, 2013

Get all EGGcited with our Easter holiday special: 40% off on wide selection of hotels!

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Spring Break Vacation is Here!

March 13th, 2013

Take a break from cracking books and award yourself with a much awaited vacation! We at lastminutetravel know how hard the student’s life is. Several people around here went to college, and all of them told us horrifying stories: Endless parties, topless coeds sunbathing atop the dorm’s roof and nightly drinking binges. After going through this kind of ordeals, there’s no wonder you need a break. A Spring Break to be precise! Check out the sweet deals that we have to offer this spring, and in no time you will be able to plan your next vacation and put the horrifying experiences of the last semester behind you.

Need some ideas for your Spring Break vacation? Check out this amazing 4.5-star hotel in Beach Area/Fort Lauderdale It’s located on one of the best beaches in Florida and near many attractions. It’s also offering some sweet spring break deals rates starting from $113!

We at lastminutetravel wish you a fun & happy Spring Break!

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A Capital Fourth Turns 30! Celebrate America’s Birthday with Music, Fun and Fireworks!!!

May 14th, 2010

Washington DC Fourth of July Fireworks

2010 marks the 30th year of the broadcast of our nation’s premier Independence Day celebration. This year “A Capital Fourth” will be hosted by Jimmy Smits. The all-star line-up features performances from the likes of Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, Lang Lang and the National Symphony Orchestra.

One of my favorite childhood memories is camping out near the Washington Monument to see the firework show in person. All day we were entertained by concerts, games and other activities and at night the fireworks launching over the Lincoln Memorial was a beautiful and powerful moment.

I definitely think this is one event everyone needs to see in person at least once in their life. If you’re planning on visiting our nation’s capital for the fourth of July holiday you’ll be happy to know it’s not too late to uncover some spectacular savings on Last Minute Travel. In fact, there are still 4-Star hotels for under $100 a night.

More details about A Capital Fourth can be found in the full press release below the jump:

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Spring in New Orleans means Good Music and Spicy Food

April 12th, 2010

New Orleans Spring JazzFest

Watching Treme, the new post-Katrina series set in New Oreleans, on HBO? Find yourself yelling “Who Dat!” whenever you see a New Orleans Saints jersey? Do reruns of the Live with Emeril cooking show take up half the space on you DVR? If so, you’re probably building up an appetite for an escapade of jazz and food delights as only New Orleans can deliver.

Here are a couple of Spring 2010 events worth going out of your way for:

  • The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (aka Jazz Fest) is held at the Fairgrounds Race Course the last weekend on April and the first weekend of May every year. It’s a 10-day cultural feast that features the talents of thousands of musicians, cooks, and craftspeople. A small sample of performers this year include Simon & Garfunkel, Pearl Jam, Van Morrison, The Neville Brothers, Darius Rucker, and more. Book now for April 23 - 25 or April 29 - May 2.
  • The Wine & Food Experience is a five day long event in its 19th year that benefits a host of New Orleans charities while dishing up a celebration like no other. Make sure you’re in town May 25-29 to dine with celebrated chefs, renowned winemakers and other industry insiders. Guests like Chef John Besh and Season 5 Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg explain why event is on the top ten list of many a food and wine enthusiast.

Photo Credit: Fairview Horns Jazzfest - by infrogmation - http://www.flickr.com/photos/infrogmation/3495175397/

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