This is no early April Fool’s joke: JetBlue advertised $29 airfares today for March 10 to April 1 (excluding taxes and fees). The $29, though, is for one-way flights and to cities like Raleigh, N.C., Richmond, Va., Washington, D.C. and New York City.
So if you were expecting to blow off mid-term exam steam in some poolside retreat, your closest escape would be Sin City in a Las Vegas vacation home. (Yes, I’m talking to you Burbank, Calif. Who knew the discount carrier flew out of there?)
But hey, for a fun-filled weekend, Manhattan ain’t a bad way to go. To fake like a real New Yorker, stay in the gay-friendly, art-focused enclave of Chelsea, where you’ll find this vacation rental. Walk the townhouse-lined streets, explore the boutiques and galleries or indulge your inner foodie at a tony restaurant.
No one will know that you’re six crazy, cash-strapped college kids squeezed in a studio apartment because $200 a night (or $30+ for each of you) was easier to swing than The Maritime Hotel.
Here’s hoping you get one of the queen beds and not the sofa mattress.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.