The French Quarter. (Photo: Rasmus Bøgeskov Larsen / Flickr)
Late Summer Travel Bargains to Jump on Now
AUGUST 14, 2013Bekah Wright, CompassKayak, the online metasearch site specializing in travel, released its findings for late-summer/August travel deals. What Kayak discovered is that New Orleans had the greatest decreases in average airfare within the U.S., 11.8% to $313.30, and hotels, a 30.2% drop to $146.69. For some booking help from the New Orleans Visitors Bureau, check out www.touristathome.com.
What’s happening in the Big Easy in August? Kicking off the month is Coolinary New Orleans, when 50 of the city’s top restaurants strut their gastronomic stuff with two-course lunches for $20 or less and three-course dinners for $35 or less.
Decadence of another kind occurs at the end of the month when the 42nd annual Southern Decadence Festival occurs in the French Quarter. This LGBT Pride weekend event will get under way on August 28 and continue through September 2.
Not only is Nashville appealing when it comes to airfares – Kayak estimates an average drop of 11.2% to around $299.36 in August – Music City is within a day’s drive for 50 percent of the U.S. population. Even better, once visitors arrive, many attractions are within walking distance to downtown hotels.Read more: Yahoo Travel