Goodbye January, Hello February. I’m still mad at the groundhog for seeing his shadow this morning. You see, I’m a spring and summer kind of gal, and I’m just about ready to say goodbye to winter. On a positive note, luckily it’s been extremely mild here in the northeast, unlike last winter when we literally had a blizzard every week for several consecutive weeks – yuck!
Well now that the month of February has entered the picture, you can sure bet that I am still sticking to my 2012 resolution which is to include spurts of [monthly] spontaneous travel. Last month I took an impulsive Texas Road Trip, and this month I’ll be headed to Chicago with a girlfriend[s].
Last month, I was lucky to be able take advantage of Public Chicago’s $1 Sale and score 2 back-to-back reservations for $1.16 per night including taxes. If you missed out on the sale this time, round two is just around the corner, and they will be releasing 270 more rooms for $1 soon. To be notified of the sale, you just have to register your email and act fast when it’s open (it sold out in less than 10 minutes when I booked my room).
Being the bargainista that I am, I waited to find the perfect flight deal, and today just happened to be the day! I booked a round trip flight from LGA to ORD for $96.59 all inclusive of taxes and fees on Spirit Airlines via Orbitz.
If you’re in the NYC vicinity planning to visit Chicago anytime soon, I totally recommend taking a look at some of the the fares posted today – it’s definitely a steal. My only worry is that I have yet to fly with Spirit airlines, and have heard mixed reviews all around, so it’ll be an interesting experience. However, I’m rarely picky to begin with, and my total trip is costing $96.59 for the flight + $2.32 for two nights at Public Chicago, bringing me to a grand total of $98.91!
Does anyone have any experience with Spirit Airlines or can recommend some fun things to see and do in Chicago?