By Pamela Chan • December 04, 2017
The last month of the year always tends to pass by rather quickly, especially with all the added stress of holidays and the endless lists of to-dos.
Planning that affordable vacation or flight over the holidays can seem like an impossible task and for those that have not booked your stay yet, listen up.
It’s not too late to get a good deal on travel because SnapTravel has got you covered with tons of more than affordable last-minute getaway before the craze of the holiday deals. They offer loads of insider advice to help you whip up a wallet-friendly last-minute escape just in time for the start of a brand-new year. The San Francisco-based company is the newest travel booking service solution, offering over 30-50% off hotels with exclusive pricing over – wait for it -- SMS & Facebook Messenger.
Find deals on over 200,000 hotels within all your specific dates and personal budget by simply texting and planning your entire getaway with SnapTravel—they can even get you deals on upgrades and negotiate on your behalf to save you money. It’s a super helpful service indeed, the “best new way to get a hotel deal,” according to Conde Nast.
Go ahead and land a last-minute holiday escape that doesn’t break the bank. SnapTravel is simplifying the hotel booking process, and through Facebook Messenger or SMS aren’t the first places one thinks of for hotel deals, they sure will be changing that one click at a time. Welcome to the future of travel bookings!
Here are some last-minute getaway ideas within the good old US of A as well as some tips to help you start saving!
A tried and true treasure-trove of historic sites, cultural entertainment, and things to do—all of which you can visit for free (i.e. Boston Common and Freedom Trail) -- Beantown maintains its reputation of revolution and transformation by still being one of the most barrier-breaking and forward-thinking cities in the country.
It’s the perfect place to hop towards for a last-minute holiday hoo-rah—a city that blends old with new in food, sports, arts, and adventure. Typically, last minute room rates start at around $150.
Meet me down in St. Louis, baby. The Gateway to the West has long offered visitors a nice little mix of both relaxed cosmopolitan style and traditional Midwestern flavor, which, by the way, can be drunk up and thoroughly enjoyed for no cost via a tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.
As the largest city in the Great Plains, the aesthetically beautiful and green space-filled hotspot is the spot for beer, bowling, baseball, and the jamming to the music of Tina Turner, Miles Davis, and Chuck Berry, who all got their start there. Last minute room rates start at around $70.
With more than 300 days of sunshine, this culturally and economically-rich powerhouse is a nice heated alternative to the colder months ahead. A thriving desert metropolis boasting what might be the best Southwestern and Mexican food one can find, the 'Valley of the Sun' is well-known for an array of vibrant nightclubs, high-end spa resorts, and Jack Nicklaus–designed golf courses.
There’s also the Desert Botanical Garden displaying live cacti and numerous native plants as well as plenty of other evocative preserved landscape for nature enthusiasts.
Take a hike up Pinnacle Peak or aim for the top of Camelback Mountain's red rocks for a view of the city from above! Last minute rates start at about $65.
Though a former breeding ground for notorious mobsters and crooked politicians, the Second City is still second to none—an architecturally-rich, neighborhood-filled mecca for sightseers. There are tons of things to see and do from the upscale River North or artsy Wicker Park, to the buzzy Loop downtown, the flamboyant Boystown, or even the scholarly Hyde Park.
Let those famous winds blow in some of the world’s best museums, fine dining, comedy, shopping, jazz clubs, and glittering skyscrapers, and you’ve got yourself a Midwestern treasure for sure. Those on a budget can get to know the city through a free tour hosted by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Last minute room rates usually start at just under $100.
The kids will love it and you’ll adore it even more—because of the prices. Warm weather, low room rates, and tons of good cheerful fun? It's hard to say shake your head to that. Plus, you’ll have Mickey, Minnie, Harry Potter, Shamu Shamu, and life-sized Legos right at your fingertips.
Take the munchkins to the Theme Park Capital of the world with last minute room rates often starting as low as $70.
Planning a holiday, even a last-minute one, can be easy and care-free when you use SnapTravel. Hit send and wait for the experts to find you the perfect booking for your getaway.
Pamela Chan Pamela Chan is a writer and an actress who is known as much for her soft spoken-ness as she is for her high-pitched squeals. A native of sunny Southern California, she graduated from USC Annenberg’s Arts Journalism Program in 2014 and has since then, been lending her thoughts to various media outlets.