Vegas, air/4 nights, from $315

/ Source: ARTHUR FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on American Airlines, four nights at the five-star Encore At Wynn Las Vegas, and hotel taxes, from $315 per person—plus about $31 in airport taxes.

When: April 4–8, May 10–14, May 17–21, May 31–June 4, June 13–17, June 21–25, June 28–July 2, 2010.

Gateways: L.A.; add $120 for Chicago; $135 for Dallas; $157 for D.C.; $155 for Miami; $176 for New York City.

The fine print: Does not include airport taxes and fees of $31 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $181. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: March 31.

Contact: American Airlines Vacations, 800/321-2121, aavacations.com.

Why it's a deal: According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest round-trip fare between Los Angles and Las Vegas is $155 for travel in early April (Delta). A four-night stay at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas in early April costs about $416 per person, including taxes. So booking independently, you would expect to pay about $571. This package costs $346 with all taxes included—a savings of $225.

More: There are additional three- and four-night packages available at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.