Theme Park Heaven
There's a good reason folks around the world book theme park vacations a year or more in advance: While admission to the parks ain't cheap—often topping $80 per day for adults—you can get a break on airfare and hotel reservations by booking early. Orlando, Fla., is the epicenter for park sharks: It's home to Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld Orlando, and Walt Disney World.
Get There: Round-trip flights from New York to Orlando on JetBlue start at $218.
Stay: Best Western Plus Orlando Gateway Hotel is near all Disney parks, Universal, and SeaWorld—truly a "gateway" to Orlando attractions (7299 Universal Blvd., bestwestern.com, doubles from $78).