The city of Bridgetown in Barbados is both the nation's largest city and its capital. It serves as the nation's commercial and financial hub, with cheap flights from Bridgetown leaving daily from the Sir Grantley Adams International Airport, located just eight miles from the city. Several international airlines operate out of the airport, including Air Canada, British Airways, US Airways and American Eagle Airlines.
Sir Grantley Adams International Airport provides ample visitor parking in a lot outside the airport. Parking spaces are available on both a short- and long-term basis at the rate of $.50 for every 30 minutes for short-term parking and $6 per day for long-term parking.
Taxi and hourly buses from the city provide transportation to the airport. Taxi fares are around $23, with bus fares running only $.75, making this option perfect for the budget traveler. The trip by taxi takes approximately 15 minutes, while the bus trip can take as long as 30 minutes.
Food is available at several airport restaurants. The Island Grill offers you a final taste of the Caribbean before you catch one of the cheap flights from Bridgetown you can reserve through Orbitz.com. A more westernized meal is available at the Chefette Restaurant, with dishes that includes western favorites, such as pizzas or burgers.
Vancouver International Airport is located at 3211 Grant McConachie Way, approximately nine miles south of downtown Vancouver. Numerous airlines service the airport, including Air New Zealand, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Find cheap flights to Vancouver by using Orbitz.com. The website displays all the flights available on your travel date so that you can book the one that fits your budget.
Vancouver's rapid transit rail link can get you from the airport to downtown Vancouver in 26 minutes. The airport also offers a downtown shuttle service for $14. The taxicab fare from the airport to downtown ranges from $30 to $35. If you need access to a vehicle during your stay, use Orbitz.com to reserve a rental car. When you arrive in Vancouver, you'll pick up your rental car on the ground floor of the parkade, which is located just outside the airport terminal.
The weather in Vancouver determines the peak tourist season. Most people visit the city from June to August, when the temperatures stay in the upper 60s and low 70s. During the winter, the temperature averages 45 degrees Fahrenheit. The spring and fall are a little warmer, with temperatures generally staying in the mid-50s. If you want decent weather and good travel rates, use Orbitz.com to book your trip in April or May.
Area attractions include Stanley Park, which offers horse-drawn carriage tours. Both the carriage tours and harbor cruises attract tourists. Vancouver Lookout offers a great view of the city from an observation deck that sits 430 feet high. In addition to using Orbitz.com to book flights to Vancouver, you can use the site to purchase tickets to area attractions and tours.
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