updated 2/15/2008 10:55:14 AM ET 2008-02-15T15:55:14

Reno, air and two nights, from $124 per person
The Reno package offers a discount of up to $50 per person for airfare and two nights' accommodations at the 800-room Sands Regency Casino Hotel and a 15 percent discount on ski lift tickets for Lake Tahoe. The downtown hotel, which consists of three connecting towers, has spacious rooms, a large outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness center (the Penthouse Health Club) with free access for all guests. Rates start from $124 per person. Add $15 per person to upgrade your accommodations to Peppermill Resort, $20 for Eldorado Hotel Casino, add $30 per person for John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort, add $47 per person for Silver Legacy Resort and Casino, and add $52 per person for Grand Sierra Resort and Casino .

When: Through Apr. 30, 2008; exact travel dates may vary depending on the hotel.

Gateways: Las Vegas; add $5 for San Jose; $25 for Boise; $40 for L.A., Portland; $55 for Seattle, Spokane; $70 for Chicago; $105 for St. Louis; $110 for Denver, El Paso; $170 for Houston; additional gateways are available.

Details Prices reflect the $50 savings. The lowest rates are for Monday and Tuesday departures; add about $25 to fly on Thursdays and $40 for weekends. Hotel taxes and airport-hotel transfers are included. Breakfast is not included. Government and airport taxes and fees are an additional $35 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $15. Packages must be booked at least seven days prior to departure. To book, refer to the code RENOFEB.

Book by: Feb. 21, 2008, for Sands Regency and Eldorado; March 7, 2008, for Grand Sierra Resort, John Ascuaga's Nugget, Peppermill, and Silver Legacy.

Las Vegas, air and three nights, from $219 per person
Save $75 per person when you book this Vegas package, which includes round-trip airfare and three nights at the 2,100-room Riviera Hotel and Casino. The package comes with perks and extras that vary based on the hotel of your choice. For instance, the Riviera offers $10 off general admission seating for a Splash performance or the Riviera Comedy Club, a buffet lunch (two for the price of one), and $10 worth of slots play (limited to travel between February 17 and June 30, 2008). The hotel's four towers—the Monaco, the Monte Carlo, the Mediterranean, and the San Remo—are in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, a 15-minute drive from the airport. Dining options include Ristorante Italiano, Kristofer's Steak House, Kady's Coffee Shop, World's Fare Buffet, and Mardi Gras Food Court. Rates start from $219. Hotel upgrades are available from $40 per person for Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino and from $85 per person for Treasure Island. In addition, Southwest Vacations offers a discount of $4 to $20 on car rental rates for travel on select dates. If you travel between February 19 and March 15, you can get a full-size Dollar rental car for two days for $49 and save $20 off the regular rate; if you travel between March 1 and July 31, you can save $4 off the regular rate for Alamo or National midsize and full-size car rentals. (Rates start from $72 at Alamo and $84 at National for a two-day car rental.)

When: Feb. 17-July 31, 2008.

Gateways: Phoenix, Reno; add $15 for L.A.; $60 for Denver, San Jose; $85 for Boise, Seattle; $100 for Portland; $105 for El Paso, Spokane; $115 for Houston, St. Louis; $130 for Chicago.

Details: Prices reflect the $75 savings. Rates are valid for Monday departures only. Hotel taxes are included. Round-trip airport-hotel transfers are $11.50 per person. Government and airport taxes and fees are an additional $35 per person. Breakfast is not included, but some of the participating hotels offer food credits or discounts, such as the two-for-one buffet lunch featured at the Riviera. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $130. Packages must be booked at least seven days prior to departure.

Book by: Feb. 21, 2008.

Contact: Southwest Vacations, 800/243-8372, southwestvacations.com.

For more tips on what to do in the area, visit the official site of the Nevada Commission on Tourism. Before you go, check the weather forecast and the local time at BudgetTravel.com.

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