Tag Archives: Denver

Denver Restaurant Week February 22 – 28, 2014

Denver Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to try exciting restaurants that are part of the Denver culinary scene. There are more than 200 restaurants participating this year, offering fixed-price, multi-course meals for $30 per person. Restaurants participating include the Briarwood Inn, Brooks Steakhouse, Hapa Sushi in Cherry Creek, Le Central, Panzano, and the True Food Kitchen.

If you don’t have reservations yet, now’s the time to make your choice and give the restaurant a call. For more information and to view the available menus, go to Visit Denver.

Dinner at a Denver landmark

Travelzoo.com is offering a great deal on dinner for two with wine at the Broker Restaurant in downtown Denver. The Broker is a tradition in the Denver area for anniversaries and other special occasions. For $69, select a four-course meal from a special menu, and enjoy the bottle of wine pre-selected to match the meal. The Broker is at 821 17th Street, Denver, 80202. Visit Travelzoo.com soon to buy your voucher. Reserve your table by April 10, 2014 by calling the restaurant at 303-292-5065.

The Queen Anne in Denver, adventure in China, get away to San Diego

This week’s travel deals include a deal at an upscale Denver bed and breakfast, an adventure in China, and a resort on a private island near San Diego.

The Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast in downtown Denver is offering a one night stay for two for $99 in several of their uniquely decorated rooms. Stay in one of the artist’s suites for $125 per night. Guests can combine vouchers to stay multiple nights. Black out dates includes Valentine’s Day weekend and St. Patrick’s Day. Staying at the Queen Anne is the perfect opportunity to visit the 16th Street Mall, the Denver Art Museum, or take in a performance at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Visit Livingsocial.com by February 12 for more information and to buy your voucher.

AffordableAsia is partnering with Travelzoo.com to offer an eight-day adventure in China, starting at $1399 per person. Airfare from Los Angles, San Francisco, and Houston is included in the package price, as well as all domestic flights in China, accommodations in Beijing, X’ian, and Shanghai, and an English-speaking guide. This package also includes tours to the Great Wall and the Forbidden City and daily breakfast. Depart on selected dates in March 2014. Visit Travelzoo.com by February 12 for more information and to book your vacation.

For a quick getaway from the Front Range winter, Jetsetter.com is offering rooms at the Paradise Point Resort and Spa in San Diego, California starting at $130 per night through May 12. Paradise Point Resort is part of the MissionBayAquaticPark, within a mile of MissionBeach and Sea World. This property first opened in 1962, and was renovated in 2010 with an Indonesian-inspired theme. Each ground floor guestroom opens onto a private, furnished patio. The resort has a spa, fitness center, tennis courts, and an 18-hole putting course. Go to Jetsetter.com for more information and to book your getaway.

These deals are subject to change or cancellation at any time, and restrictions may apply. Book early for the best deals.

Travel deal roundup

Travel deals found on the web today, Thursday, January 30, 2014.

Sanibel Island Condos – for those of us stuck in the cold of January, Sanibel and Captiva Islands are a welcome escape to the warm beaches of Florida. Sanibel and Captiva Islands are on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and have plenty of rental condos and houses to choose from. Visit Sanibel-Captiva.org for more specials on rentals.

La Sagrada Familia
La Sagrada Familia

Travelzoo.com just announced pre-sales for the Denver engagement of the newest Cirque du Soleil show “Varekai.” The shows are scheduled at The Budweiser Events Center in Loveland May 1-4 and the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield May 7-11. Tickets start at $35, and are available to Travelzoo.com subscribers now, though the sale to the general public begins on February 4. Visit Travelzoo.com for more information.

Wave season is still in full swing for the cruise lines. Norwegian Cruise Lines is offering great deals on all its sailings, including the re-positioning cruises. Sail on the Norwegian Epic from Miami to Barcelona, departing April 27, 2014 with prices starting at $499 per person for the 11-day cruise. Onboard benefits include dinner for two at Cagney’s Steakhouse and dinner for two at Le Bistro French Restaurant  (per stateroom), a bottle of wine, and eCoupons worth $300. The only stop on this adventure is Madeira before disembarking in Barcelona, Spain. Visit NCL.com for more information and to book your cruise.

These deals are subject to change or cancellation at any time, and restrictions may apply. Book early for the best deals.

Southwest expanding routes to include the Caribbean

Southwest Airlines announced Monday they are expanding their routes to include Nassau, Bahamas, Aruba, and Montego Bay, Jamaica. The flights will leave from Atlanta, Orlando, and Baltimore/Washington, D.C. These new routes complement the current routes to Mexico that Southwest-acquired AirTran is currently operating.

Southwest Airlines is a favorite airline of mine. I prefer to use Southwest when I travel to Detroit from Denver to see family. Their service is wonderful and the lack of stupid fees means I have a stress-free experience. The fact that a checked bag is free is a bonus.

My question to Southwest Airlines is “When will service start to either San Jose or Liberia, Costa Rica?” I’m glad to see that discount airlines are starting to fly international routes. Frontier Airlines started service to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Let’s hope this is a trend that continues.

Which is your favorite airlines and why? Tell us in the comments.

Travel deals: Adventure in Hong Kong, two-for-one Broadway tickets, a stay at the Hotel Teatro

This week’s travel deals include a tour to Hong Kong, ticket discounts during Broadway Week in New York, and a sale on rooms in a beautiful hotel in downtown Denver.

GTS Globotours is offering a 10-day tour of Hong Kong, Singapore, and Macau, starting at $2799 with hotel and air. Packages include air transportation via Cathay Pacific Airways from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, or Chicago, three nights in Hong Kong, two nights in Macau, and three nights in Singapore, daily breakfast, all taxes, fees, and carrier-imposed surcharges. Visit fabulous Victoria Peak via the Peak Tram, and the market at Stanley for traditional handicrafts and locally made items. Next, spend time on Macau, the Monte Carlo of the Far East. See the ruins of St. Paul’s church, the Na Tcha Temple, and the Old City Walls and Mount Fortress. Tour the 400-year old A Ma Temple and make a photo stop at the Macau Towers. Don’t forget to play at one of the casinos in the area. Then on to Singapore to do a city tour, seeing the Padang, Cricket Club, Parliament House, and Merlion Park. Enjoy a tour of the National Orchid Garden and the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Visit Globotours.com for more information and to select your tour dates.

On the East coast, Broadway Week in New York City is coming up January 21 – February 6. Buy two tickets for any of the participating plays and musicals for the price of one.  Participating shows include:

  •  “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”
  • “A Night with Janis Joplin”
  • “After Midnight”
  • “The Bridges of MadisonCounty”
  • “Bronx Bombers”
  • “Chicago the Musical”
  • “Cinderella”
  • “The Glass Menagerie”
  • “Jersey Boys”
  • “The Lion King”
  • “Mamma Mia!”
  • “Matilda the Musical”
  • “Newsies”
  • “Once”
  • “Outside Mullingar”
  • “The Phantom of the Opera”
  • “Pippin”
  • “Rock of Ages”
  • “Twelfth Night”
  • “Waiting for Godot”
  • “Wicked”

Visit Travelzoo.com soon for more information and instructions on buying tickets. Standard booking fees apply.

Even closer to home, the Hotel Teatro in downtown Denver is offering a discount on room rates through the middle of March. Room rates start at $129 for a standard Queen room, and climb to $259 for a Junior Suite. The Hotel Teatro is recognized by Travel + Leisure as among the World’s Best Hotels for four of the last five years. The hotel is in a Renaissance Revival building with luxurious furnishings and award-winning dining. The location is perfect, sitting a few blocks from the central business district, LoDo and its trendy restaurants, and across the street from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Visit Groupon.com by January 15, 2014 for more information and available dates.