Las Vegas always seems to be on sale, but fortunately there's always something to do in Sin City. Delta Vacations (tel. 800/800-1504; www.deltavacations.com) delivers the latest Las Vegas deal with three-night winter getaway, from $279 including airfare from Salt Lake City.
Thankfully, winter in Las Vegas isn't like winter in much of the rest of North America. Expect temperatures to range in the low 40s to low 60s from December to February. It'll likely be warm enough to walk up and down the Strip (and odds are it will be sunny).
Make time for the obligatory stops in front of the Bellagio fountains and other casinos along the Strip. For a different taste of Vegas, head downtown to the Fremont East district for art galleries, lounges, and piano bars. Your stay is at the MGM Grand Hotel, but you can select from any number of hotels up and down the Strip -- just expect your price to fluctuate accordingly.
Why is this a deal? A Kayak search for airfare on Jan. 21 revealed that a Delta flight started at $139 per person, including taxes. Three nights at MGM Hotel & Casino in a deluxe king room will cost $392 with taxes, or $196 per person. If booked separately, the trip would cost $335 per person, including all taxes. This Delta Vacations package saves you $56 per person -- enough for a nice meal at one of the top Vegas restaurants.
Trip Type: Air-inclusive; independent
What the Quoted Price Gets You: Round-trip airfare from Salt Lake City, three nights at the MGM Grand Hotel, government taxes and fees, hotel taxes, and airline fuel surcharges.
What Else You'll Have to Pay: Nothing -- unless you count money for slots?
Single Supplement: $184
Book By: Nov. 20, 2011
When: Lowest price reflects Saturday departures Jan. 21, 28 and Feb. 4, 11, 2012; the promotion is valid for travel now through Feb. 28, 2012
Other Gateways: Los Angeles (add $10); Detroit (add $181); New York-JFK (add $190); Atlanta (add $226)
Other Details: Use the code DV14550 when booking.
All prices are per person and, if lodging is a component of the package, based upon two people traveling together (unless otherwise noted). The prices listed are general starting rates; see "What Else You'll Have to Pay" for details about associated taxes and fees. Base-prices, taxes, and fees can vary based on point of departure and time of travel. Blackout dates may apply. Trip add-ons like sightseeing tours and meal plans may also increase the price. Check with the tour operator for additional gateways. The single supplement is the extra cost that a solo traveler would pay to book the deal.