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jun 23 2016

Deal of the Day: Put-in-Bay Is the "Key West of the Great Lakes"!

Put-in-Bay Resort, Ohio, is a Lake Erie vacation spot that summer revelers will love: Pool with swim-up bar, nearby water sports, and more from $199/night for four people.

(Travelzoo)

Put-in-Bay, Ohio, was named one of Budget Travel's Coolest Small Towns in America 2013. Of course, it was no surprise to savvy Midwesterners that the Lake Erie town that the New York Times dubbed the "Key West of the Great Lakes" is one of America's coolest summer vacations.

This Travelzoo deal gets you lodging for four people plus perks and bar credits at Put-in-Bay Resort from $199/night. You'll enjoy an outdoor pool (with swim-up bar!), a short drive to the waterfront and golf course, off-site kayaking, Jet Ski rentals, fishing charters, and must-see sites such as Crystal Cave and the Butterfly House. Nab a room for four from $199 (plus a $50 bar credit) or a room for six from $270 (with a $100 bar credit), good Sundays to Thursday through August 31, 2016. All stays include complimentary golf cart (the main means of transport) and hot breakfast buffet.

jun 22 2016

Deal of the Day: Stylish Bucks County, PA, from $119!

The 1740 House, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is that rare combination of country charm, natural beauty, and urban sophistication.

(Travelzoo)

Bucks County, Pennsylvania, always manages to surprise Budget Travelers with its effortless blend of style, sophistication, and rustic beauty. This is a place where you can choose between kayaking and antiquing, or easily do both on the same lazy summer day. In fall, the place lights up with some of the mid-Atlantic's most beautiful foliage.

jun 21 2016

Deal of the Day: Your Mt. Rushmore Summer Vacation Starts NOW

(Travelzoo)

Is this the summer you finally see Mt. Rushmore up close? We've got a deal from Travelzoo that nabs you two nights in midsummer at The Lodge at Mt. Rushomore from $169.

jun 20 2016

Deal of the Day: Yes, You CAN Afford the Jersey Shore!

Be. Here. Now. The Bentley Inn, in Bay Head, New Jersey, can be yours with this great deal from Travelzoo.

(Stephanie Diani for Travelzoo)

We're ready to sneak away to lovely Bay Head, New Jersey (about a 90-minute drive from NYC), with this exclusive B&B package from Travelzoo.

jun 17 2016

Deal of the Day: Niagara Falls from $55!

Beat the summer heat with an affordable escape to Niagara!

(Lonely Planet)

Wanna make a run for the border?

The Canadian border, that is. We’ve got a very cool Travelzoo-exclusive deal for $55 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. You’ll enjoy a cushy stay at the Days Inn Clifton Hill Casino, easy access to the falls, and restaurant credits. You’ll also score wine-tasting passes, a guided chocolate tour (!), and complimentary Wi-Fi.

jun 16 2016

Why You Should Visit Freeport, Maine

L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine
(Redwood8/Dreamstime)

Freeport, Maine, home to L. L. Bean’s flagship store and dozens of other retail outlets, is a shopaholic’s fantasy. But even those without a tad of interest in shopping will enjoy a weekend visit to this tidy town on the shores of Casco Bay. If you’re seeking active adventures for a bargain price, you’ve come to the right place. Mother Nature shines in these parts and admirers of the great outdoors will appreciate the region’s beauty. Foodies looking for the next culinary “it girl” are flocking here to sample a tantalizing array of sweet and savory goodies. Freeport’s compact nature and walkability factor make it a pedestrian’s delight. With so much to offer in all four seasons, you’ll quickly see why this town attracts over three million visitors annually.

Unleash your inner shopaholic

jun 10 2016

5 Things To Do In Seaside Park, NJ

Summer in New York City often means endless chatter about trips to the East End of Long Island and tooth-grinding preparation for an appearance in the Hamptons. But if your style is a bit more mid-century chill—when all a harried city-dweller needed was a tattered paperback, a low-slung beach chair and absolutely no one to impress—consider Seaside Park, NJ. Settled in 1874, this sleepy beach town along the Atlantic Ocean doesn't even fill one square mile on the map. And while it’s geographically close to Seaside Heights—made infamous by MTV’s “Jersey Shore” series—Seaside Park is worlds away from its fist-pumping frenzy.

Stay in a roomy vacation rental—for less

jun 09 2016

5 Tips for Navigating NYC's Outdoor Food Markets

open air food markets in New York City

If you're in New York City this summer, stop by one of the City's popular open air food markets and sample a little bit of everything!

(Courtesy Angela Brown )

When it comes to artisan food in New York City, summer means one thing: a myriad of open air food markets, [our favorite is Madison Square Eats, visit #MadSqEats for more info] where small batch food purveyors and local chefs serve up everything from ice cream sandwiches and wood-fired pizza to charcuterie and macaroons. But you'd better get there fast: just like the warm weather, these temporary markets only last so long. Here are five tips to help you fill your plate this season.

jun 08 2016

Great Getaways: Cheyenne, Wyoming

Cheyenne Wyoming landscape
(Courtesy Visit Cheyenne)

Cheyenne has close ties to The Wild West, so much that every summer since 1897 the city has roped in “The Daddy of ‘Em All." Translation: every July, the city hosts Cheyenne Frontier Days, a two-week extravaganza featuring the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration.

jun 07 2016

Meet the Coolest Small Town in America 2016

Sykesville, Maryland, is the winner of Budget Travel's 11th annual Coolest Small Town in America contest.

(Sykesville Main Street Association)

Congratulations to Sykesville, Maryland, the winner of Budget Travel's 11th annual Coolest Small Town in America contest! With an enthusiastic campaign to amass the votes needed to claim the title "coolest," Sykesville earned its victory by a wide margin.

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