Jun 21,2006 00:00
An annual summer adventure for 14 years, Hungary's Sziget Festival is a temporarily constructed city in Budapest, a place to spend a week of self-abandon where the national language is decadent revelry and the party runs 24 hours a day. With more than 1,000 different programs of entertainment spread across more than 60 venues ranging from circus entertainment to classical music, this festival is guaranteed to satisfy even the most eclectic of tastes. Top off a week of excess by listening to the melodious sounds of Radiohead, the screeching vocals of rock-god Robert Plant and the reverberations of electro-industrial legend Ministry. Camping space is available on the festival site, and Vamhaz Hostel in Budapest has rates starting at $18 a day.
FYI: Based on double occupancy. Package may be booked by calling 800-441-1414 or visiting www.fairmont.com.
THE BEST IN BELIZE
Another Belize property, Corona del Mar, is located in the beach area of Ambergris Caye, a short 15 minute walk into lively San Pedro Town. From now through Nov. 14, the resort is offering seven-night packages for their Sunset Room at $874, double occupancy, and the Oceanfront Room with balcony at $1,024, double occupancy. The packages include room, a daily continental breakfast, half-day snorkel trip to Hol Shan and Shark Ray Alley, a cave tubing and zoo excursion, and free rum or fruit punch all day long. For those who decide to stay for more than seven nights, there is an additional 10 percent discount.
FYI: To contact The Lodge at Chaa Creek, call 877-709-8708, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.chaacreek.com. To contact Corona del Mar, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 011-501-226-2055 or visit www.ambergriscaye.com/coronadelmar/index.html.
PAY RESPECT TO THE KING
There are also a number of tribute shows, from a free 15-minute show to hour-long performances costing $17.95, with a free shuttle pick-up from any major casino on the Strip.
FYI: Elvis-A-Rama is located at 3401 S. Industrial Rd., less than a mile from the Strip. Admission is $12.95 for adults; $9.95 for seniors; children 12 and younger are free. Admission for the museum and one of the hour-long shows combined is $25. For more information and shuttle reservations, call 702-309-7200.
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