Exciting Cinco De Mayo vacations and travel deals
By Aimee Heckel
Although Cinco de Mayo is an American celebration of Mexican culture, it might inspire you to celebrate Mexican culture in your own way: on vacation.
Here are some oh-so-bueno Cinco de Mayo travel deals and ideas:
Travel to San Antonio, Texas
This Cinco de Mayo celebration is considered one of the best in the country — with music, concerts, plenty of authentic mexican food, bright public markets and other ways to celebrate in Market Square. While you’re there, take a short drive to San Marcos, for the menudo cook-off and watch folk dancing.
Mexican food + wrestling
Orbitz.com offers a unique way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo: at La Lucha in New York. Here, you can eat Mexican street food, listen to mambo music and sip on rice water, all in a Mexican wrestling theme.
Go on an island vacation.
The Cinco de Mayo beach house on the North Captiva Island in Florida is a luxury, four-bedroom vacation home near the North Captiva Island Club. The house is named for the day that the owners found this little slice of paradise, so why not rent it from them on that very day? This house rents for $300 per night through VRBO.
Take advantage of travel deals.
Lastminutetravel.com is running Cinco de Mayo specials at locations around the United States known for their festive celebrations. Enjoy a three-star hotel in El Paso, starting at $115 a night, down from $177.
Book your Lastminutetravel.com deals through ShopAtHome.com and get $3 cash back.
Celebrate in Mexico City.
Although Cinco de Mayo won’t be as widely celebrated in Mexico as in the United States, you can celebrate authentic Mexican culture in Mexico City. Travelzoo.com is listing flights to Mexico starting just under $200 right now. Sites not to miss:
- Basílica de Guadalupe, a holy destination of Catholic pilgrims from all over the world.
- The Ciudadela craft market, where you can find indigenous crafts and art.
- Xochimilco, a series of waterways and gardens that date back to Aztec times. Take a tour in a colorful boat or a restaurant boat, where you can grab a bite to eat.Tip: Check out the wikitravel page for Mexico City for more great info.
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Photo from Cinco de Mayo celebrations in San Antonio, Texas.