THRILLS & DEALS
The holidays are upon us and if you're not near your family, the holidays breed the perfect opportunity for a quiet or adventure filled get-away. Whether you are looking for a romantic escape, a cozy stay at an inn, or family funtime in the city, we've got you covered. Check out these amazing vacation deals being offered by hotels around the world!
The Hanover Inn at Dartmouth: Located in Dartmouth, New Hampshire, The Hanover Inn is an ideal getaway spot this holiday season. The inn just completed a $40 million transformation, so is rearing to have guests. The hotel is located near the Hood Museum of Art and prime skiing destinations. The Inn is offering a Ski and Stay package that includes a full day pass for two at the Dartmouth Skiway, traditional breakfast for two, accomodations in a redesigned guest room for $269 per night with the promotion code PKGSKISTAY, as well as a Holiday Romance Experience package including accomodations in a redesigned guest room, a bottle of wine, and a holiday memento for $239 per night. The promotions run November 18th through December 30th.
I screamed so loud I could barely hear myself think! The Festival of Souls Demon Mansion Haunted House is sure to leave you just as terrified and in a daze as you tremble from room to room. Located in the Village at Gulfstream Park and running until Halloween night, the seasonal attraction features a 17 room, 8,000 sq ft labyrinth with several themed areas that include hell's kitchen, an exploding bathroom, the howling woman, and the spider room, among others. In addtion to the Haunted Manson, Gulfstream Park is offering something totally unique to Halloween attractions in South Florida this year. The zombie safari paintball hayride promises to be so realistically terrifying that one will feel convinced that the zombie apocolypse is upon us, and we must prepare for the invasion! Guests will take a trailer safari trip through 50,000 sq ft of "ruins" made to look like the aftermath of a post-apocalyptic city and shoot ultraviolet paintballs at the impending zombie ambush.
SoHo's Italian alcove Principessa is now offering Happy Hour specials every Tuesday through Friday from 5-7 pm. The happy hour will feature half-price specialty cocktails and select wines and all drinks will be served along with complimentary goat cheese fritters. Yum!
Principessa is located at
199 Prince St (between MacDougal and Sullivan)
Starting today, October 8th, newly opened Tre Stelle will be serving up a seven-course meal paired with Italian wines every Monday evening at 8:30pm. Each course will be a surprise to the diner, so no need to stress about what to pick from the menu. Buon appetito!
High Altitude Oktoberfest: 230 Fifth is bringing Oktoberfest to a whole new level. From Sept. 22 until Oct. 7th, five German beers and two Germanic gastronomic classics will be added to the menu at the well-known rooftop lounge. Brews will sell for $6/bottle, $8/half liter, and $16/liter and German eats such as giant pretzels and bratwurst will go for $9. On Sept. 29th, from 12-6pm, make sure to drop by to start dancing up a storm along with Bavarian oompah music, play Teutonic inspired games and prizes, and gaze upon plenty of Fall decor.
Extended Sambahour: Both Sushisamba locations in the city are extending their immensely popular 'happy hour' from Sunday through Friday. Fan favorites such as the Classic Mojito and Yellowtail Tiradito will now be available for just $6 from 4-7pm and 11pm-close. If this isn't a deal to die for, I don't know what is!
Gansevoort Turks + Caicos is offering up a snag-worthy deal for vacationers! Incorporate some exercise into your vacation or some vacation into your grueling exercises with a special four night getaway for two. This beautifying package includes the famous exhale core fusion classes in a beachfront open air yoga pavilion, fusion massages in tranquil treatment rooms, along with a signature spa drink, as well as a healthy breakfast buffet and fresh fish each day. Check out all the details below and hurry up to book your last summer getaway!
Bull & Bear Steakhouse at The Waldorf Astoria is keeping up with the times this summer (the financial times, that is).
Back in the day, New York City's movers and shakers would head to the Waldorf after the closing bell during the stock market's heyday. Sticking true to their history, Bull & Bear has an awesome summertime special going on based on Facebook stock. Since Facebook has often been ending the day in the red, daily cocktail discounts based on the stock market's performance that day are being offered until August 31st.
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Jay-Z is on to the next one. On to the next awesome idea, that is. The rap mogul in conjunction with his 40/40 Club are giving away an all expense paid "Ultimate Weekend" for two to a lucky winner. Entering is as simple as going to The 40/40 Club fan page and uploading a 45-60 second video of why you deserve the Ultimate Weekend in NYC!
Time to put those phone video cameras to work.
Fourth of July is right around the corner and there's no better way to treat yourself than with a fun getaway to NYC...or a staycation if you're already here! Gansevoort Meatpacking and Gansevoort Park Avenue are offering up a couple of exclusive Independence Day specials that are sure to get you into the USA-spirit.
Get Lit on the Park Package - offered at Gansevoort Park Avenue, starting at $536 per night - Includes a NYC map, continental breakfast for two at Asellina, $20 Metro pass, two Gansevoort baseball caps, BBQ lunch for two served on the rooftop, half price parking, 30-minute fusion massage at Exhale Spa, 30-minute facial at Exhale Spa, and Exhale gift bag with suncreen and SPF lip balm.
Andaz Wall Street is airing the Semis and Finals of UEFE EURO 2012 this week in their newly launched Biergarten. Patrons can root for their favorite team as they watch on a huge plasma TV located in the hotel's outdoor courtyard. They'll be serving up a delicious selection of food, sangria and German & local beers.
See full menu/pricing and soccer match schedule below!
Beer -- Beer specials during the game, half off all drafts.
Regular pricing -- 14 oz. @ $7, 1/2 Liter @ $11, 1 Liter @ $16.
German Brews -- Franziskaner and Spaten Lager
Local Brews -- Red Wagon IPA from Fire Island and Capt. Lawrence Liquid Gold from Cooperstown.
Sangria -- $5
Pretzels, Sausages & Empanadas -- $5