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Southwest Airlines Adding More Flights From Denver

Southwest Airlines said it is continuing its growth commitment to Denver, Colorado by adding 13 new daily flights and six new nonstop destinations in 2010 from the Mile High City.

Now on sale, Southwest will add six new flights to five new nonstop destinations beginning in March 2010. Southwest will add seven additional daily flights to existing destinations for travel beginning in May 2010, which will open for sale in December 2009.
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Scheduled Air Service Returns to Four Arkansas Cities

Oregon-based SeaPort Airlines said it will serve four Arkansas locations from a private terminal at Memphis International Airport, beginning Oct. 26, 2009.

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded SeaPort Airlines the Essential Air Service (EAS) contract to operate flights to Hot Springs, El Dorado, Harrison and Jonesboro-all cities which have not received scheduled air service in over a year.
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Death Valley's Inn At Furnace Creek Opens For Season

Death Valley's Inn at Furnace Creek opened for the season Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 and will remain open through Sunday brunch May 9, 2010.

Located in the Furnace Creek Resort, the Inn opened Feb. 1, 1927 with 12 guest rooms, a dining room and lobby area. Over the years, additions were constructed and improvements made until the Inn reached 66 rooms in 1935. All 66 units were refurbished last year.
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Frontier Adding Flights to Bozeman, Oklahoma City and Durango

Frontier Airlines said it will add one more daily frequency each from Denver, Colorado to Bozeman's Gallatin Field Airport (BZN), the Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) and Oklahoma City's Will Rogers Airport (OKC).
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Passenger Train Service Returns to Leavenworth, Washington

Amtrak is now providing daily passenger rail service to Washington's City of Leavenworth, giving travelers an opportunity to visit a Bavarian-style village located in the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountains.
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California's Half Moon Bay Celebrates All Things Pumpkin

From a renowned annual art and pumpkin festival to farm fresh, pumpkin-inspired cuisine, Half Moon Bay in northern California is getting ready to pay homage to one of the public's favorite gourd.
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San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel Offering New Escape Package

Texas' famed River Walk in San Antonio is known as a great place for a weekend escape, and the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel is making the area even more enticing with getaway deals.

The Escape to San Antonio and Explore the River Walk Package gives guests the chance to see the attractions the area is known for while staying in affordable luxury.

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Public Invited to Autry Center's Salute to Bonanza's 50th Anniversary

A 50th anniversary salute to the television show Bonanza, and announcement of a major archive acquisition by the Autry Center of Bonanza material from David Dortort, the show's creator, will take place Sept. 20, 2009 at the museum in Los Angeles.

"Bonanza Day" will celebrate the show's 50th anniversary and highlight the career achievements of its creator, David Dortort, who will be in attendance.
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Las Vegas Monorail Offers Labor Day Discounts For Visitors

Visitors planning a Las Vegas Labor Day weekend will find a unique money-saving offer from the Las Vegas Monorail, a quick and convenient connection to the Las Vegas Strip and its many attractions.

Calling it the ‘Work Hard, Play Harder Labor Day Weekend Special,' for as little as $5, visitors not only get to travel the Strip in comfort, they also get discounts to top Vegas shows, restaurants and attractions including a free Cirque Du Soleil special event.
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Santa Monica Pier Celebrates 100 Years With Parade, Fireworks

Southern California's famous Santa Monica Pier will celebrate its centennial on Sept. 9, 2009 and friends of the pier plan to mark the occasion with a parade, shows, concerts and several 100th-themed events and activities.

The pier will celebrate with free special events suitable for the whole family, including musical and theatrical performances, dance troupes and much, much more.
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San Francisco Hostels Host Free 100th Anniversary Party Aug. 29

Hostelling International-San Francisco is hosting a free 100th anniversary progressive party at its three San Francisco hostels on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, from 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

The party is a three-stage progressive event that includes a pancake and mimosa brunch at the Downtown Hostel (312 Mason Street), a wine and cheese reception at the City Center Hostel (685 Ellis Street), and a BBQ and outdoor concert in Fort Mason, at the Fisherman's Wharf Hostel (Fort Mason, Building 240).
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Last Chance to Save Big on a Colorado Summer Family Adventure

Colorado is promoting a variety of end-of-summer great getaways that focus on recreational vacation deals and packages, with many complimentary features tossed in.
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San Francisco Maritime Park to Celebrate Labor Day With Sea Chanteys

A chance to relive the time of historic sail and hear the music sung by the men who sailed the square riggers will be on tap Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2009 at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

A special concert of "Songs of Sea Labor," featuring a double bill with the outstanding San Francisco Bay Area sea performers Salty Walt and the Rattlin' Ratlines at noon, and Holdstock and Macleod at 1 p.m., aboard the historic 1890-built ferryboat Eureka, berthed at Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco. The event will be wheelchair accessible.
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Americana Comes Alive at Homestead Folk Art Week

Americana history, art and crafts will come alive for visitors at Folk Art Week Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009 through Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009 at the Homestead National Monument of America just outside of Beatrice, Nebraska.

Not only is this event free, but it is sure to be educational and fun. Several of the artists will encourage visitors to try their hand at their art.
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Hilton's San Francisco Financial District Hotel Offers Summer Special

The Hilton San Francisco Financial District hotel is offering a special $129 room rate the entire month of August and selected dates in July and September, on a space available basis. Guests need to book their reservation by July 23, 2009.

The downtown San Francisco hotel offers value-friendly amenities such as downtown complimentary town car service Monday-Friday morning, competitively-priced parking on-site and complimentary high-speed Internet access. A hip new wine bar and award-winning day spa), both located in the hotel, offer a nice reprieve from a busy day of shopping and sightseeing.
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National Day of the American Cowboy' To Be Celebrated with Parades, Rodeos

If there is only one icon for the American West it would have to be the cowboy, and July 25 is the date for 2009's 5th annual observance of the National Day of the American Cowboy.
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New Shows Add to Family Fun in Branson This Summer

A pirate and a princess, a circus, a cowboy, and a 50-year tradition of live music shows await guests in the family destination of Branson, Missouri.

Peter Pan and his loveable nemesis Captain Hook, Princess of Magic Bambi VanBurch, Yakov's Moscow Circus and entertainer Neal McCoy are all new in Branson for the summer. With special prices for families, Branson now has even more live entertainment for all generations to enjoy.
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New Mexico State Parks Plan Variety of Fourth of July Events

Fireworks, patriotic crafts and memorials are just some of 2009's Fourth of July holiday weekend highlights at New Mexico State Parks throughout the state.

There's a park event for just about every interest. Festivities actually begin July 3 at a number of New Mexico state parks and run through Monday, July 6.
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Kartchner Caverns Offering Summer Cave Tour Discount

From now through Sept. 4, 2009, visitors to Arizona's Kartchner Caverns State Park can enjoy a big discount on visiting the park's remarkable limestone Rotunda/Throne Tour.

The tour is half of a mile in length and takes approximately an hour and a half to complete, 50 minutes of which is underground. Visitors discover the role that water has played in creating the cavern.
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Disneyland Greets Summer With New Shows, Night Sky Surprises

Disneyland will glow like never before this summer with a new after-dark show, a new fireworks spectacular, an enhanced Disney's Electrical Parade and new special effects for its Fantasmic show.

"This summer is all about new surprises at nighttime," said Ed Grier, president of Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. "With the sparkling Summer Nightastic! entertainment and our valuable summer offers, Disneyland Resort will be the hottest spot in Southern California this summer for kids of all ages."
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