7:35 PM EDT, June 11, 2013
Making U.S. News & World Report's list of "Best Family Vacations in the USA," San Antonio is a summer playground filled with travel bargains. Travelers can save up to 30 percent on hotels, attractions and more through the SAVE Program, which stands for San Antonio Vacation Experience. The Wild West and Old Mexico are woven into the fabric of this river-centric city, which exudes small-town charm with an eco-conscious heart. Travelzoo deal experts suggest grabbing a bike via the city's new bicycle-sharing program (rates start at $10 per day) and exploring. For more information about San Antonio and deals to the destinations, visit travelzoo.com/destinations/San_Antonio.
$99 a night in New York!
Ideal for the social solo traveler, the Out NYC has relaunched its Shared Luxury Accommodations deal this summer, with a spa pass (a $50 value) to boot. The deal: Standard rooms at the Out NYC, billed as New York City's first "straight-friendly" urban resort, start at $250. Shared Luxury Accommodations — European hostel-style bunk rooms equipped with four full-sized beds and a shared bathroom — start at $99 a night. Each bed is a single-person unit that includes a 22-inch TV, privacy curtains and a cubby for storage. With each reservation, Shared Luxury Accommodation guests will also receive a daily pass that gives them access to the hotel's full-service spa, fully equipped gym, two hot tubs, three cabanas and three outdoor courtyards. Info: Out NYC.; 212-947-2999, theoutnyc.com
New Las Vegas thrill
Thrill seekers may eagerly await this summer's arrival of Sin City's newest adventure, the VooDoo Skyline, coming to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The ride will send guests racing along a wire between the hotel's Masquerade and Ipanema towers at speeds of up to 33 mph. Though it's similar to a zip line, the attraction is electrically powered, so it doesn't rely on gravity. The ride can handle two passengers at a time. The ride, expected to open by early August, will run daily from noon to midnight. While ticket prices have yet to be finalized, officials said they have discussed $25 for daytime rides and $40 after dark. Info: riolasvegas.com
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