Connect with Communities and Save Some Money: Groupon TravelPosted On: 06/16/2015
One of the best parts of traveling is that sense of accomplishment you feel in finding a hole in the wall shop or restaurant; one you can recommend to other people when they travel to the same region after you’ve been there. You can share your tales of superior discounts, awesome customer service, and great memories of sights, fun, and food! But one of the steps to getting to great discounts and hole in the wall locations is Groupon! If you haven’t already discovered this incredible community of e-coupons, now is the time!
New Hampshire Groupon
Currently on the Groupon site about New Hampshire, you can purchase a room at the Common Man Inn and Spa for $99 a night. Usually, the price is $170. You could also get a room at the Mountain Club on Loon for $99 when their usual price is $141. You could also get a mark down price to the Lost River Gorge in North Woodstock, a $20 whale watch out of Hampton, 34% off a romantic hot air balloon ride for two, or a $20 wine tasting at Hermit Woods Winery in Meredith. There are even Groupon listings for sale items rather than services! I just found a Jaw Bone fitness tracker, one of the most expensive brands, at $59.99. There are plenty of things to get your heart racing much like the runs you’d take with that discount tracker.
Where It Started...
Groupon began in 2007 as a point-based site getting communities together to accomplish goals. It was called The Point. But it soon brought businesses together with incentives and its owners created Groupon to help communities in a different way. Countless publicity from news stations, talk shows, and the word of mouth helped to spread Groupon from Chicago to other city centers around the country. Now it’s an online marketplace connecting travelers to their destinations before they even get there!
What We Use Groupon For
Currently, I’m planning a trip to Ogunquit, Maine. I’ll only be staying for a night but I’m looking forward to a beach bar, some clothing boutiques, great meals with beautiful views, and a massage at a day spa. To prepare, my travel apps include Google Maps so I can navigate my hotel to my destinations on foot or by public transit, YELP so I can read other reviews from other people of the places I may want to go, and the old, faithful Zagat guide! I’ll also have my email ready with confirmations that I’ve purchased things on Groupon.
Let Us Know!
If we missed anything on our list of apps you MUST HAVE for travel, let us know by writing to us on our Facebook page! Include the Lakes Region Airport Shuttle in your travel plans. Maybe you’ll see us show up on Groupon for your Lakes Region travels!