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Last-Minute Spring Break Ideas

Tuesday, 8 March 2016 07:33 by Admin

Spring Break may still seem a little far but it is actually closer than you'd expect! 

For those who don't like to plan trips out, for the spontaneous souls, or for those who simply can't afford a luxurious trip, just yet. Here are some alternative ideas for your Spring Break:

Explore your city

Whether you're in Los Angeles or in Phoenix, you'll most likely find out that there are many areas where you haven't explored yet. For those of us that have been in the same city for years and still haven't been to the little coffee shop that everyone raves about or to the perfect spot to watch the sunset this is probably the best time to go out there and explore your city. Maybe you've been dying to try that new restaurant out and haven't been able to, this is your chance. 

Go outdoors

If you're feeling adventurous this is a great opportunity to see some natural beauty. Tell some of your friends to join you on a hike or go running by the beach for those of you who live by one. If you're feeling a little more adventurous than a hike I'm sure that no matter where you live there will be a campsite somewhere near you. Although, I do have to mention a weekend with Mother Nature might require a little more planning.  

Hit the Road

Many people take advantage of Spring Break to go somewhere they haven't been yet. If you're in the West Coast this might be a little easier for you. Plan a trip with your friends to go to the Grand Canyon and on your way there you might find pit stops of some pretty interesting places. If planned well and with a good amount of people (around 4 or 5)this trip does not need to be expensive, you will be sharing your expenses after all. And you'll be with great company, not to mention you will have pretty awesome photos to take back with you.



If you're still itching to get out of town don't fret! Travel sites like travelocity, Kayak, Priceline and more offer some pretty good deals that won't drain your pockets for spring break. These are especially good for those who are last minute planners. Check out their websites!

Planning on Airline Travel in 2016? The rules are about to change in these 4 states

Monday, 25 January 2016 06:51 by Admin

Before 9/11, airport security could be considered relatively lax and the screening process rather quick. Any person who has flown since then, however, can easily tell you this is no longer the case. Separate x-ray bins for computers, shoes, bags, electronics, and jewelry; secondary screenings and metal detectors; and a ban on items that contain more than 3 ounces of liquid. For travelers in 2016, this process is going to become even more cumbersome, as Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and New York state-issued ID cards will no longer comply with federal standards starting in 2016. Minnesota and New York will be offering the option of an enhanced ID card while residents apply for the standard state-issued ID cards that comply with federal law for an additional $30.

According to state licensing centers, there have been over 9 million drivers licenses issued in the aforementioned states. What does this mean for the occasional traveler that resides in one of these four states? In all likelihood, this means that, unless one purchases an enhanced state-issued ID card when they file for their driver’s license or original ID card, they must use their passport for all domestic airline travel. The Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) will also be accepting passport cards and passport books, which cost $55 and $135 respectively. Fortunately, this law will not apply to US children under 18 years old, and the laws are not extremely rigid in every state. A primer:

Louisiana: The state was granted a waiver so that residents can continue using their state-issued IDs until October 10, 2016. It is unclear what will happen after this date, however, as there has been tenuous political disagreement between the state legislature and governor.

Minnesota: All Minnesotans need a passport book or card by January if they want to fly domestically. The federal government has not granted them an exemption, as they have other states.

New Hampshire: The state was granted a waiver that lasts until June 1, 2016. Like Louisiana, there is widespread political disagreement within state government regarding how to proceed.

New York: New Yorkers do not need a passport book or card, but they will need one soon. The state was granted a waiver so that people with standard state-issued IDs could continue using them for the time being.


For travelers from these four states, it would be best to plan ahead and purchase a passport card or passport booklet, but a hefty price tag may deter potential buyers. Regardless of state, Airport Parking Connection only requires a state-issued ID as identification verification. 

Off the beaten path travel destinations

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 07:36 by Admin

Summer is almost over, which means vacations and fun in the sun are coming to an end (tear). There are a ton of fun destinations in the country that perfectly encapsulate the American experience. Some of the best summer travel destinations remain out of the general public’s radar, so here are a few you may not have heard of that make for great quick getaways.

Monterey: California’s First City

Nestled along California’s central coast, Monterey exemplifies California’s rich history. Originally the capital of Alta California from 1777 to 1846 under both Spanish and Mexican rule, Monterey had California’s first theater, public building, publicly funded school, public library, printing press, and newspaper. Over the years, the city has attracted everyone from artists and writers to fisherman, and remains a constant reminder of California’s past mixed into a modern way of life.

With such a deep-rooted culture, Monterey County has a wide variety of attractions that the whole family can enjoy. For those interested in California’s history, Monterey has several museums and over thirty preserved historic buildings. One of the most notable attractions is the National Steinbeck Center, a museum and memorial dedicated to the late great author John Steinbeck, who lived in Monterey and nearby Salinas and wrote numerous novels set in the county.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium, one of the largest in North America, is home to jellyfish, stingrays, sea otters, and a ton of other native species. Even outside of the aquarium, visitors are greeted by a wealth of marine life, including sea lions, harbor seals, bat rays, and dolphins.

Wine Country: Grapes Galore

It’s easy to miss out on this hidden gem. Wine Country is just north of the bustling city of San Francisco and generally consists of the combined counties of Napa, Mendocino, and Sonoma, though some references include parts of Lake County.

If you love fresh air and beautiful scenery, nothing gets much better than Wine Country. A long way from the hot, sandy beaches of the California coast, Wine Country is known for an expanse of green vegetation with rolling, grassy hills, trees, and wildflowers.

Alongside the refreshing hillside scenery are rows upon rows of grapevines. Wine is the keyword here. The area hosts over 400 wineries, many of which offer complementary wine tastings and winery tours. The unique terroir of the area makes for a great opportunity for sommeliers and amateur wine enthusiasts alike.

Glacier National Park: Crown of the Continent

The United States is known for its many majestic national parks and monuments, from Grand Canyon to Yosemite to Yellowstone. Glacier National Park is one of the country’s most underrated national parks, facing low visitor counts each year, but it remains one of the most expansive parks in the country.

Located in Montana along the Canadian border, Glacier National Park comprises over a million acres, including parts of two mountain ranges and over 130 named lakes. The pristine natural ecosystem makes it a perfect home for over a thousand species of plants and hundreds of animal species, most notably the mountain goat. A few things to experience in the park include:

·         The Going-to-the-Sun Road, completed in 1932, is the only road that crosses through the park, passing over the Continental Divide. Spanning 50 miles, the road passes through the park’s interior, winds around mountainsides, and gives visitors some of the best views of northwest Montana.

·         One of the least crowded sections of the park, the North Fork presents visitors with views of Bowman and Kintla Lakes, a homesteading site, and the opportunity to see and hear some of the park’s rare wildlife.

·         Considered the heart of Glacier National Park, Many Glacier treats visitors to views of massive mountains, sparkling lakes, glaciers, hiking trails, and tons of wildlife. This area is especially popular amongst hikers with a web of trails radiating in all directions. A hiker could take a different trail every day for a whole week and still not cover all that Many Glacier has to offer.

·         Logan Pass is one of the most popular areas for visitors, and with good reason. Fields of wildflowers carpet Logan Pass, surrounded by Reynolds Mountain and Clements Mountain. Beautiful, vibrant glacier lilies sprout all across the meadows. The area hosts excellent hiking trails and wildlife viewing opportunities.

If you’re looking for a summer travel spot outside of your normal repertoire, consider Monterey, California’s wine country, or the majestic Glacier National Park. Dig a little deeper to find even more of America’s hidden gems. Don't forget to reserve your airport parking online with Airport Parking Connection!  Enjoy!

PHX Int. Airport Now Offers Discounted Pre-Paid Parking Options Online

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 01:57 by Admin

Airport Parking Connection is excited to announce its newest partnership with  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport! The Phoenix Airport is one of the top 10 busiest airports in the U.S. as well the 27th busiest in the world serving over 40 Million passengers each year. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, PHX is now  one of the first major airports in the U.S. to not only offer its customers(no apostrophe) onsite airport parking via pre-paid online reservations, but    to discount their terminal garage parking nearly 50% off the daily drive up rate with a pre-payment.  

Phoenix Sky Harbor’s forward thinking offers its customers both convenience and savings. By partnering with Airport Parking Connection, PHX Airport has created an easy to find and use reservation process by implementing APC’s reservation system directly onto their website with amazing discounts to help kick this new partnership off with a BANG! So hurry and join in on the savings and convenience by booking parking for your upcoming trip out of Phoenix Airport at:


If you are curious which terminal you should book parking reservations for based on the airline you are flying , try PHX’s find a spot program to find the best up to date parking options and availability based on your needs -truly another shining example of the Phoenix Airport’s creative thinking and exceptional customer service.

You may also reference the airline by terminal list for the Phoenix Sky Harbor Int. Airport below:

Terminal 2:

-          Alaska Airlines

-          Great Lakes Airlines

-          United Airlines

Terminal 3:

-          Hawaiian Airlines

-          Sun Country Airlines

-          Jet Blue Airlines

-          Spirit Airlines

Terminal 4:

-          American Airlines

-          British Airlines

-          Southwest Airlines

-          US Airways Airlines

-          West Jet Airlines

-          Aero Mexico Airlines

-          Air Canada Airlines

-          Delta Airlines

-          Frontier Airlines

-          Volaris Airlines



The Return of Quik Park Los Angeles

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 02:20 by Admin

Attention LAX APC fans, Quik Park Los Angeles is opening its doors for business again! Quik Park is currently accepting new reservations for their brand spanking new garage located closer to the airport than ever before at the Radisson Airport Hotel located at 6200 West 98th street, Los Angeles CA, 90045 just a couple blocks from LAX. If a brand new clean garage located close to the airport wasn’t enough, Quik Park is planning to install some state of the art equipment that will help make you, the customer’s total experience an easy and enjoyable one!  

Happy and Safe Travels APC Fan's!

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