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Staycation, Schmaycation: JetBlue Flights from $41, MGM Grand 3-Night Stays

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A so-called "staycation" might sound good on the surface, but can you really relax if your boss is still in the same ZIP code? We thought not! To help you get away, we've rounded up five of the week's best travel deals. Grab a 1-way flight to just about anywhere with JetBlue for as little as $41, stay at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino for $52 per night, and spend nine blissful nights in Hawaii at over a $4,000 savings.

  1. JetBlue 1-way FlightsJetBlue Airways 1-Way Nationwide Flights
    Vendor: DealBase
    Price: From $41
    Lowest By: $97
    Expires: April 22

    Is It Worth It?: You can get up and go almost anywhere in the country during this airfare sale from JetBlue Airways. Select 1-way flights start at just $41, which is probably less than a taxi ride to the airport! That rate is a current low for select routes by $97, so there's never been a better time to head to destination cities like Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., or Savannah.

    Click on "JetBlue.com" in the headline to book this deal; all taxes are included. This price is valid on flights departing from Long Beach, CA, (LGB) to Las Vegas, NV, (LAS) on May 7; prices vary depending on the departure cities and dates chosen. A 14-day advance purchase may be required and blackout dates may apply. Book this travel deal by April 22 for travel through June 11.

  2. MGM Grand Vegas3-Night Stays at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV
    Vendor: BookIt via ShermansTravel
    Price: From $156 via coupon code "MGM30"
    Lowest By: $11
    Expires: April 20

    Is It Worth It?: If you do grab a cheap flight to Las Vegas, you're going to need a place to hang your hat for a few days. Stay at the MGM Grand Casino and Hotel and you'll score a $50 food and beverage credit. Apply coupon code "MGM30" to book a 3-night stay for as little as $156, which is the second-lowest rate we've seen at this property. The MGM Grand is located in the heart of Sin City, giving you easy access to tons of gourmet restaurants, gaming, lounges, entertainment, and much more.

    Click on "Check Rates" and "Try Our Lowest Price Calendar" to find these rates, then enter the coupon at final checkout. Blackout dates and additional fees may apply. Book this travel deal by April 20 for stays through September 30.

  3. United CaliforniaUnited Airlines Roundtrip Flights to California
    Vendor: ShermansTravel
    Price: From $138
    Lowest By: $12
    Expires: April 25

    Is It Worth It?: Should the atmosphere of Vegas turn you off, you can always head to Cali to soak up the sun. United Airlines offers roundtrip flights to California, with prices starting at just $138. That's a $12 savings on flights to gorgeous destination cities such as San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

    Click on "United.com" in the main paragraph to see this sale; all taxes are included. This price is valid on flights departing from Portland, OR, (PDX) to San Francisco, CA, (SFO) on May 27; prices vary depending on the departure cities and dates chosen. Blackout dates may apply. Book this travel deal by April 25 for travel May 1 through June 30.

  4. Hawaii vacation9-Night Vacation Package for 2 to Hawaii
    Vendor: Trip Masters via Travelzoo
    Price: From $2,749.95
    Lowest By: $4,126
    Expires: April 18

    Is It Worth It?: The complete opposite of a staycation, spending nine nights in Hawaii is a vacation you'll never forget. With prices starting at $2,750, this is the cheapest Hawaiian vacation we've seen all year! (It's also a $4,126 savings.) This flight and hotel package for two includes roundtrip airfare and flights between cities, three nights in an Oahu hotel, three nights in a Kauai hotel, a 3-night hotel stay in Maui, hotel taxes, and more.

    This price is based on departure from Los Angeles, CA, (LAX) with arrival in Oahu, HI, (HNL) on May 27; other departure cities are available for an additional cost. Some dates may be excluded and additional fees may apply. This travel deal ends April 18.

  5. Cathay Pacific flightsCathay Pacific Roundtrip International Flights
    Vendor: ShermansTravel
    Price: From $644.18
    Lowest By: $317
    Expires: April 30

    Is It Worth It?: Thanks to Cathay Pacific's latest sale, 2014 can be the year you vacation abroad. The airline has discounted international roundtrip fares to as low as $644. (Although the landing page notes fares from $954, we found cheaper fares in this sale.) That's tied with as the least-expensive base rate we've seen from Cathay Pacific in the past 12 months. Choose from exotic destinations such as Hong Kong, Manila, and Mumbai.

    Click on "CathayPacific.com" in the main paragraph to see this sale; all taxes are included. This price is valid on flights departing from New York, NY, (JFK) to Vancouver, Canada, (YVR) on April 20; prices vary depending on the departure cities and dates chosen. Blackout dates may apply. Book this travel deal by April 30 for select travel through May 23.

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Marcy pens consumer news stories of all sorts, in addition to adding pithy prose to many of the roundups you see every day. Her work for DealNews has appeared on sites like Lifehacker, the Huffington Post, and MSN Money. She is by far the most metal member of the DealNews staff, and you can see why by following her on Twitter @ThatBonebright.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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