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June has finally arrived, which means it’s almost officially summer. The summer solstice—a.k.a. the longest day of the year—hits on June 21 and that means that we’ve got plenty of sunshine coming our way.

June is also, of course, Pride Month. Cities and towns throughout the country will be holding parades, festivals, and other community gatherings in honor of the LGBTQ+ community (many of which you can read about right here on Thrillist). These events recognize the incredible history and resilience of the community—the Stonewall Riots happened during June, after all—and help us all to envision a future that is brighter for queer and trans people everywhere.

Of course, to take part in all those festivities, you have to be able to get there—and getting there can be an expensive, unaffordable ask right now as airports are busier and hotel prices certainly aren’t getting lower. Thankfully, there are still plenty of vacation deals to be had, and we have rounded up the best ones out there right now.

The deals below have a little something for everyone. We’ve got cheap flight, travel, and hotel deals, with budget-friendly and aspirational options. We’ve got vacation packages, train deals, tour savings, and even camper van rental promos. There’s also a mix of the best flight deals for both last-minute summer travel and for those planning ahead for fall and winter, off-peak getaways.

Throughout the month, we’ll continue to update this post so you can stay on top of all the best flight, travel, and hotel deals so you can save some coin when getting out and about to celebrate this month and beyond. Bookmark this page and we promise you’ll always have something good to come back for.

Flight Deals Right Now

Norse Atlantic Airways
The long-haul low-cost airline is celebrating one year of service since its first flight connecting Oslo and NYC. To honor the occasion, it is running a massive flash sale with one-way flights between the US and Europe starting at $129. Even better, the prices include all taxes and fees, though additional charges will apply to baggage, seating options, and other extras. The deal is available on bookings through June 21, 2023, at 12 am EDT.

Air Tahiti Nui
The airline is running a Whale Season sale offering roundtrip, all-inclusive (namely food and boozy drinks) airfare from LAX to Tahiti starting at $884. The deal is available on bookings through June 30, 2023, for travel between August 19 and October 31, 2023.

Hawaiian Airlines
You can score cheap airfare from the mainland to a number of in-demand Hawaiian destinations from many mainland cities right now, as long as you’re OK with putting off your Hawaiian adventure until the late summer or fall. Flights booked through the airline’s one-way fare sale from San Jose to Kona start at $119 one-way for travel between August 14 and October 26, while flights between LA, Long Beach, San Francisco, and San Jose and destinations like Kahului, Kona, and Lihue are also available at discounted rates for travel between mid-August and late October. Select flights to Hawaii from Portland, Seattle, Phoenix, Austin, Boston, and New York are also on sale.

Frontier Airlines
The budget airline’s popular GoWild! all-you-can-fly pass just went on sale. Right now, Frontier is offering a $299 fall and winter flight pass (good for flights between September 2, 2023 and February 29, 2024) for a limited time. Additionally, the airline has discounted its summer 2023 unlimited flight pass (good through September 30, 2023) to $499. The airline also has an annual pass going for $1,999 per year. The pass does have some rules and limitations, including blackout periods and that you need to book your domestic flight the day before your trip.

Fiji Airways
Right now, you can book discounted airfare between the US and Fiji, through the island nation’s flag carrier for a limited time. Roundtrip flights from LA or San Francisco to Fiji start at $609, and roundtrip flights to Honolulu start at $579. The airline is also offering discounted flights between the US and both Australia and New Zealand, starting at $879 roundtrip.

JetBlue just launched its new nonstop Amsterdam flights departing from both Boston and New York, and the airline is offering the flights at a discounted rate for a limited time. Airfare is starting at $479 roundtrip. The flights from New York begin on August 29, while the flights from Boston start on September 20.

Spirit Airlines
The budget airline is offering up to 30% off vacation packages, allowing travelers to save significant cash when you book your flight, hotel, and/or rental car all together through the airline. One deal offers a Chicago package to Las Vegas starting at $201 per person for a three-night stay, while another three-night Detroit package to Cancun starts at $289 per person.

Etihad Airways
The airline has discounted stopover flight packages right now including 40% off two or four-night hotel stays in Abu Dhabi hotels, one or two-night free stopovers in selected hotels, and free accommodations for travelers with a connecting flight in Abu Dhabi. The airline’s stopover program also offers discounts on restaurants and experiences. More details are available here.

Delta Air Lines
Delta AmEx cardholders can now earn award flights obtained using their SkyMiles at a 15% discount through the airline’s new “TakeOff 15” promotion.

Hotel Deals Right Now

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
The waterfront hotel, located just at the start of Market Street where the San Francisco Pride Parade kicks off, is offering a special Pride package with bookings through June 25, 2023. The package includes an upgraded room, two signature Pride cocktails upon check-in, and an invite to the hotel’s parade viewing event. The package can be booked through this link.

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
The hotel brand is running a summer sale offering sales of up to 30% off on stays through September 5, 2023, for travelers who book their hotel by June 26, 2023. Additional savings are available for IHG One Rewards members. The deal is subject to availability and blackout dates may apply.

Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts
Sandals and Beaches is running a “Rhythm and Blues Caribbean” sale offering up to $500 air credits and $150 in spa credits at its Red Lane Spa at all of its Caribbean resorts. The deal is available on bookings of five nights or more through July 27, 2023.

Marriott Bonvoy
The company’s Upgraded Rooms & Suites deal is offering guests complimentary room upgrades or discounted suites for summer stay at many of its properties for bookings through July 31, 2023. The company is also offering a number of packages for Memorial Day, which can be browsed on its website.

The Restoration Hotel Collection
The boutique hotel with Charleston and Asheville locations is offering 10% off two-night stays, 15% off three-night stays, and 25% off stays of four nights or more there through August 31, 2023.

Andaz Mexico City Condesa
The luxury CDMX hotel in the historic and artsy Condesa neighborhood is offering 20% off stays at the property now through August 31, 2023. The hotel offers amenities like rooftop pools, a spa, and a matcha cafe.

Disney Springs Resort Area Hotels
The seven properties located within the Disney World resort area are offering rooms starting at a discounted rate of $97 for stays between May 1 and August 31, 2023 right now. Some blackout dates may apply.

Kixby Hotel
The famous NYC hotel is celebrating its 120th birthday and offering a special “120 Days of Summer” discount on Friday stays at the property. The deal is good for a special $120 Anniversary rate and early check-in at 1:20 pm, as well as access to some curated summer fun gifts and food and drink vouchers. The deal is available on Friday stays through the end of August 2023 using the promo code 120.

Sonesta Hotels
The hotel brand is offering several deals on summer travel right now. You can save up to 30% on stays at any Sonesta property of more than two nights using the promo code SUM2023. The deal is good for stays between May 23 and September 15, 2023. Royal Sonesta New Orleans is also offering reduced rates starting at $159 per night with free parking for stays through September 10, 2023.

Omni Hotels & Resorts
The company is offering two promotions this summer, including up to 20% off stays through its “Longer Days, Longer Stays” offer through September 28 (10% off one night, 15% off two nights, or 20% off three nights). Its “Carried Away” promotion is also offering savings on stays of at least two nights at Omni’s resorts. When you book through September 7 for stays through September 8, you’ll get a $200 resort credit or $50 hotel credit and a custom-designed SCOUT Bags summer tote.

Casa Kimberly
The Puerto Vallarta boutique hotel comprised of the former homes of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton is offering guests who book a three-night stay their fourth night for free as part of its “Hot Nights Cool Savings” seasonal promotion. The deal is valid on stays through October 31, 2023.

Motel 6
Right now, travelers joining Motel 6’s rewards program, My6, will receive 6% off their stay at all Motel 6 and Studio 6 properties. My6 members also get up to 30% off Avis car rentals, free delivery from DoorDash and Grubhub, and $30 off airfare purchased through the Cheap O Air platform.

Capital One Travel
VentureX cardholders can earn a $100 “experience credit” if they stay at any of the card company’s new Premier Collection of hotels and resorts. The credits can be applied to dining, spa services, and more. Room upgrades, when available, are also offered to cardholders.

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Cruise Deals Right Now

Holland America Line
The cruise company is currently offering last-minute Alaska cruises at half off their regular price. Through June 21, 2023, you can get an Alaska Gulf sailing starting at $329, with third and fourth guests sailing for free on inside and ocean-view category bookings.

Lindblad Expeditions
The cruise line is allowing any passengers to cruise under the age of 22 to cruise for free on select Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic sailings this summer. To get the deal, travelers under 22 need to travel with an adult paying full price in a double occupancy cabin. The offer is available on bookings completed by June 30, 2023, using the promo code CHLD FR.

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
The cruise company is offering up to $3,000 off select 2023 sailings right now for trips booked through through July 31, 2023. Nearly every Uniworld itinerary—including sailings to Peru, Vietnam, and its new Belgian holiday offering—is included in the sale, though some departure dates are not.

Hurtigruten Cruises
The Norwegian cruise company is celebrating its 130th anniversary with a deal on two of its signature sailings. Select sailings of both its Svalbard Express and North Cape Express offerings are now available to book at up to 30% off standard rates. The deal is good through August 31, 2023.

Disney Cruise Line
The popular cruise line is currently offering up to 35% off select sailings from a number of destinations including Rome, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Southampton, Miami, Vancouver, and Port Canaveral.

Royal Caribbean
The cruise line is now offering 30% off all its cruises alongside its “Kids Sail Free” promotion. More details on available sailing dates are available here.

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More Travel Deals Right Now

The European train and bus ticketing platform is offering American travelers 10% off train and bus purchases (up to a maximum discount of $25) made through June 21, 2023. The deal is available using the promo code TICKET2EUROPE.

Saint Lucia
The popular destination is offering deals of up to 65% off more than 40 hotels, resorts, tours, and excursions for the guests visiting the area now through September. The special offers can be browsed at the destination’s “Discover Summer Saint Lucia Style” hub. Deals include up to 65% off bookings at the Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, up to 50% off select dates at the Coco Palm Hotel, and 20% off stays at La Haut Resort.

The rail service is offering its new discounted “Night Owl” tickets on the Northeast Corridor right now. Amtrak also has discounted fare from several cities to New Orleans through June 25. Additional current Amtrak deals can be viewed here.
The booking platform is offering getaway deals at 15% off or more through September 28, 2023.

The tour brand is offering up to 15% off a number of getaways booked less than four months out, including over $500 off a 28-day European Discoverer tour and almost $300 off the company’s Spectacular Canyons and National Parks tour.

The camper van rental startup has a number of deals to help you save money on your next adventure right now. You can get $200 off bookings of five nights or more using the promo code EXTENDEDSTAYS, or $600 off bookings of ten nights or more with the code EXTENDEDSTAY10. One way trips from select markets are available for $75/night, and teachers and first responders can both get 20% off their stay. The service is available in Seattle, LA, San Francisco, and Austin.

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