Happy Leap Year! We only get an extra day added to the calendar every four years, so why not make the most of it and plan a trip? Plenty of destinations around the world offer limited-time deals to celebrate the leap year, but here are a few that caught my eye.
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is celebrating the 2020 Leap Year with limited-time exclusive offers. Guests who book a full-priced stay on Feb. 28 get a Leap Day stay for only $29. Take in the best views of Los Angeles from the 70th floor, enjoy world-class dining and more. Interested in booking this offer? Call 1-877-666-3243 or 866-782-2743 and mention code IKOTH.
Calling all basketball fans: Attend the New York Knicks versus Chicago Bulls Leap Day game at Madison Square Garden and score 10–20 percent off room rates at Hotel Pennsylvania with its Madison Square Garden promotion.
Hit the slopes for an adventurous Leap Day at Whiteface Mountain. Book the Ski. Soak. Eat. Repeat. offer and enjoy two days of lift tickets, savory meals, indoor/outdoor pools and more with a leap day stay at Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York.
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with Friendly Planet Travel: Cruise the Nile River, safari through Southern Africa and wander around Cappadocia. Book now through Feb. 29 for a $29 deposit, and worry about the rest later.
Celebrate leap year in style and book a leap day stay at any of the three Moxy properties and enjoy 29 percent off along with two glasses of Prosecco at check-in. Guests born on Feb. 29 will receive a free night’s stay and bottle of Prosecco.
Treat your family to an unforgettable trip to Great Wolf Lodge. For one day only, Great Wolf Lodge is offering a huge discount on stays; on Feb. 29, use code LEAPYEAR to book a stay at any property for only $29.
Orbitz is celebrating Leap Year by giving away Platinum Status and $290 Orbucks to a few lucky travelers. To enter, follow Orbitz on Instagram Feb. 24–29. Other prizes include travel perks like saving on baggage fees, airport WiFi and TSA PreCheck.
There’s no better way to spend the bonus 24 hours than traveling!
— Mary Melnick, social media and editorial coordinator
Imagine waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee, a light breeze dancing on your face, and views so beautiful you begin to think it is a simulation. The United Kingdom is teeming with unique accommodations that will please your eyes. Check out these stays with stunning views on your next U.K. adventure.
The Sports Industry Awards returned with a bang last night as 200 guests packed the W Hotel Great Ball Room for the gala ceremony.
AdventureWomen, the travel company specializing in adventure tours for women, announced a partnership with African Wildlife Foundation. The organization supports the conservation of Africa’s wildlife through education, community development and sustainability projects. As part of the partnership, the two organizations will host a women’s safari to Zimbabwe in May 2022.
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, where innovative wellness and balanced indulgence come together in one extraordinary beachfront setting, recently partnered with First Responders Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization providing financial support to children and families of first responders. This partnership formed the Carillon Cares: Summer of Heroes offers, including a donation to the foundation for each stay booked, which supports giving back to those who fought on the front lines during the pandemic.
Although much changed in the past year, Cancún still has the joie de vivre we need right now after months of cabin fever — even with safety measures in place. In fact, the first half of 2021 may be a good time to rediscover Mexico’s home-grown Caribbean resort town in a slower, more relaxed mode that contrasts its rollicking “spring break” reputation of old. One place to take in Cancún at its best is JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, a mile up from the convergence of night clubs, chain restaurants, souvenir emporiums and shopping malls along Avenida Kukulkan.
June marks Pride Month, largely credited to bisexual activist Brenda Howard who organized Gay Pride Week and the Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade in 1970, one year after the Stonewall Riots. The parade eventually become the New York City Pride March, leading to Pride Month and similar parades and marches around the world.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, an all-suite, adults-only, all-inclusive oceanfront resort, announces a new experience suited for epicurean travelers: The Chef’s Table. At Haven’s fine-dining restaurant Olios Mediterranean, The Chef’s Table offers the best seats in the house, right in front of the chef’s working station and open, top-of-the-line kitchen. And the actual table is beautiful in its own right: made from reclaimed wood and complemented by a turquoise glass chandelier.