Archive for June, 2011

Admit it. Your summer vacation wish list involves palm-studded beaches, swim-up bars, maybe even a theme park. That’s cool, but is there room to consider… Louisville, Kentucky?

The good news is, there are plenty of all-inclusive vacations for parents looking for couple time, even if you have to take the kids. Stick with a resort with a decent kids club to keep the tykes entertained and active while you two try something new: say, a couples massage in a beachside palapa. Or maybe just start with a glass of wine.

Experience Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 with a weekend escape to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure. Potter fans are eagerly awaiting the IMAX 3D movie’s release on July 15th. You can only watch the final movie and live the Harry Potter experience at Universal Orlando.

By Derek Brown Warm-up the vocal cords, practice in the shower and break out in song when you check in at some Southern California hotels.  Guests are “Singing for an Upgrade”

Celebrate America the Beautiful this Fourth of July in our nation’s capital. Wrapped in bunting, flags whipping in the wind and fireworks in the summer sky make it one of the most patriotic, colorful and popular times of the year to visit Washington, D.C.

By Valerie MoloneySan Diego, once defined by Shamu and sailors, won’t be upstaged by its camera-ready SoCal sister, Los Angeles. A look inside three cheap San Diego hotels in the reigning neighborhood of hip — the Gaslamp Quarter — reveals big-city swagger with VIPs, stylish restaurants and look-at-me spaces to boot.

Everyone’s aging at the same pace, but not every adult embraces the birthday as a treat worthy of vacation. Las Vegas, the biggest adult playground, is a destination for every style, budget and generation. Fantastic food, cheap Las Vegas hotels and more games than one could ever play as a kid abound. Las Vegas birthday parties are about fun, friends and not losing your ID.

Sun, sand and a SuperSpeedway make Daytona Beach a booming destination for the July 4th holiday. Two races at the Daytona International Speedway, the Subway Jalapeno 250 and the Coke Zero 400, will draw tens of thousands of spectators for on and off track fireworks.

Cheap luxury hotels exist if you find the right deal. The Waldorf Astoria Orlando has summer 2011 vacation deals. Find cheap luxury hotels.