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Can you spot the deals? This week’s Play to Play destination clue

June 4th, 2010

It’s time for a new Play to Play clue (check out the original blog post for more information). No riddles, anagrams or trivia: this week, a picture is worth a thousand words!

Look at the photo below to figure out this week’s featured city. The photo itself is a clue (think sunshine, swimming and family fun) but we’ve also hidden four clues within the picture. Take a close look.

Play to Play clue

Figure it out? When you do, just head over to our Travel Guides page, click on this week’s city, and pack your bags!

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Calling all travel-loving trivia masters: here are this week’s new Play to Play destination clues!

May 21st, 2010

It’s that time again! We’re announcing the next Play to Play city (check out the original blog post for more information). Hopefully you figured out last week’s anagrams to save big on activities in New York City. If not, don’t worry. Your next chance at savings is just one paragraph away!

How about some travel trivia? Read the trivia clues below to figure out this week’s featured city. And, if you’re up for a real tough challenge, skip the Google search bar and just use the ol’ noggin. Consider this as training for your next game of Trivial Pursuit… except here the winners get more than just esteem, they earn travel savings!

  • This city’s stadium leads the nation in Major League Baseball hot dog sales. A staple of the stadium since 1962, more than 1.6 million dogs slide across concession counters each year.
  • This city is a fine arts Mecca, boasting more than 80 stage theaters and 300 museums.
  • Dozens of musicians have sung songs about this city and its neighborhoods, including Weezer, Lawrence Welk, LL Cool J, Madonna, Celine Dion, Barry White and Billy Joel.
  • This city’s seaport is the busiest in the U.S. and one of the busiest in the world.
  • By the early 1900s, population growth exceeded the capacity of this thirsty city’s only water source, prompting the creation of an elaborate system of aqueducts.

Figure it out? When you do, just head over to our Travel Guides page, click on this week’s city, and pack your bags!

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What’s the new ‘Play to Play’ featured city? The answer is “puzzling”

May 14th, 2010

Chicago, Miami, San Diego… what city will be next? Here is your chance to find out and secure some extra big savings on your next vacation. If you’re not familiar with the Play to Play program, no problem. Just check out the original blog post for more information.

We have several hints for this week’s Play to Play, but you should only need to solve one to figure out the identity of this popular city (of course, you’re more than welcome to solve them all just for fun!). Below we’ve listed five of this city’s top landmarks and attractions – in anagram form.

1. Freckle Center Lore – 2 words
2. Beatify Turtle So – 3 words
3. Carp Rant Elk – 2 words
4. Putting Is Remediable – 3 words
5. Seal Lids Nil – 2 words

Figure them out? When you do, just head over to our Travel Guides, click on this week’s city, and pack your bags! If you’re a local, you may want to check out this week’s discounts too.

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It’s time for the new Play to Play city…and some warm sunshine!

May 7th, 2010

Have you taken advantage of our Play to Play Program yet? Hopefully you have, but if not, no worries – we’ll always have a special deal waiting for you in a fantastic city where you can have a great time. We’ve already offered up some amazing discounts in Chicago and Miami since kicking off Play to Play a couple weeks ago, and it’s now time to give you some hints about where to look for this week’s deals. (And by the way, if you need an introduction to how Play to Play works, go here to see the original post about it.)

As your hint for this week’s Play to Play city, we’ve decided to give it to you as a haiku. Why a haiku? Well, because we thought it would be a better idea than a limerick. Here’s your Play to Play hint haiku:

Westward you should go
Where you’ll find an awesome zoo
And, hey! Legoland!

Figure it out yet? When you do, just head over to our Travel Guides page, find this week’s city, and get ready to pack!

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What’s the “Play to Play” featured city of the week?

April 28th, 2010


Last week, we introduced you to the “Play to Play” program, which offers you special discounts in one city each week. (If you missed that post, you can read it here.) Last week’s featured city was Chicago, but if you didn’t get a chance to take advantage of those special deals, don’t worry. We have a brand new city for you this week, with plenty of exciting savings.

Last week, we had you play a hidden-letters puzzle, but this week we’re going to go a little more straightforward. Here are a few hints about this week’s featured “Play to Play city:

  • This city has more than 460 hotels, nearly 50,000 rooms.
  • It’s also home to more than 800 parks. In fact, it’s the only US city whose borders encompass two national parks.
  • Despite its warm climate, it’s home to one of the largest snow skiing clubs in the US.
  • Jackie Gleason once broadcast a television show from here and would always close the show with a line that said the city’s audience was “the greatest audience in the world.” The city still features a theater named after Gleason.
  • Suntan cream was invented here by a pharmacist in 1944.
  • This city features the first-ever ATM designed especially for…believe it or not…rollerbladers.

Think you’ve figured it out? If so, head over to the LastMinuteTravel Travel Guides page and look for the city you think is this week’s featured “Play to Play” destination. All you have to do from there is start booking!

See you next week!

Photo credit: Flickr User horiavarlan / CC BY 2.0

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Last Minute Travel’s “Play To Play” Promotion is a Great Way to Travel for Even Less

April 19th, 2010

Chances are that by now you know all about Last Minute Travel’s fantastic travel deals and “last-minute prices in advance” credo. Hopefully you also know that this blog is a great place to get some fun ideas for things to do in all those destinations you’re visiting. In our opinion, it’s about time we also show you our appreciation for your continued readership. (Clearly, you’re worth it.) As a result, we’re launching a special program as a way of saying thanks. Great deals – even better than our usual deals – are coming your way! Of course, we’ll also have a little bit of fun along the way, so read on to see what’s up.

The program is called “Play To Play,” and it will help you find some hidden discounts on Last Minute Travel that are even better than our usual low prices (and create a little bit of fun along the way). Here’s how it works. Each week, we’ll highlight one of our top destinations – places like New York, Orlando, and Las Vegas – and offer extra discounts on hotels and activities in that city. The trick is that you have to figure out which city is the Play To Play city of the week. To do that, keep an eye out for hints, which will be posted each week on our Facebook fan page and Twitter profile. The hints will tell you how to uncover the name of each week’s Pay To Play city, and the final answer will be hidden in a post right here on this blog.

For example, you might be directed to look at the first letter of each sentence in one of our blog posts. You’d then come read the post to figure out the hint. To give you an idea of what we mean, check out the first letter of each sentence in the first paragraph of this particular blog post; you get none other than CHICAGO. Does that mean we’re offering special deals in Chicago this week? Indeed it does – and now all you have to do is go to our Chicago page to see exactly what they are. Now, we won’t make it quite this easy every week, but don’t worry, if you follow our Facebook page and Twitter profile and read this blog, you won’t have trouble tracking down all the great weekly deals.

That’s it! We hope you take the opportunity to “Play To Play” and find yourself some extra-special deals. The first real puzzle will be online next week. In the meantime, there really are some specials on our Chicago destination page, so go take a look now. We’ll see you next week!

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