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!
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