Today is August 1, which means two things: Your rent is due, and it’s Colorado’s birthday. One hundred thirty-five years ago today, President Grant, er, granted statehood to Colorado. (It’s known as the Centennial State because it joined the union roughly a month after the 100-year anniversary of the U.S.)
A fan of Celestial Seasonings Tea, Denver microbrews and Rocky Mountain skiing, I’m planning to crack open a Coors and eat an extra portion of frozen dessert today in celebration of this momentous occasion. (I think rocky road ice cream would be appropriate.) But I’m not the only one observing Colorado’s big day. A few airlines have rolled out Colorado fare sales with a nod to the state’s anniversary, and some surprisingly cheap flights are on offer. Here’s what’s on sale:
– Southwest Airlines is running a one-day Colorado sale, with discounted fares between select U.S. gateways and Denver. Fares start at $24 each way plus taxes and fees and are valid for travel in September and November. This sale expires today, so travelers looking to book shouldn’t wait.
– We’re practically drooling over these next-to-nothing Colorado Day fares from Frontier Airlines, which start at just $9.99 each way plus taxes and fees. Travel dates are pretty wide-ranging, too. You can fly through mid-December, but you’ll get the lowest prices by traveling on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
To find more discounted plane tickets, see our Airfare Deals.
— written by Caroline Costello