May, as it happens, is one of the best times of year to visit Porto, Portugal (down 46%), a vibrant coastal hub full of unparalleled sun, seafood, and of course, port wine. Carve out a day to head to some of the nearby secret beaches. If you’ll be there over Memorial Day weekend, scoop up some tickets (starting around $40) for North Music Festival, an electronic indie rock fest that returns to the city May 24-25. There are direct flights to Porto from Newark, NJ these days, but those of you on the West Coast who want to get out of the country, yet need something a little closer to home, can still escape to Canada. Grab a flight to Vancouver (down 31%) and check out the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival on May 18-19. You can also catch the tail end of Western Canada’s largest tulip festival and then transition right into the wildly colorful Abbotsford Tulip Festival; tickets are just a couple of bucks. Here's the breakdown on the international side:
1. Porto, Portugal -- $628 (46%)
2. Cancún, Mexico -- $350 (44%)
3. Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia -- $591 (39%)
4. Phuket Town, Thailand -- $724 (37%)
5. Havana, Cuba -- $292 (35%)
6. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico -- $318 (35%)
7. Vancouver, Canada -- $241 (31%)
8. Milan, Italy -- $643 (30%)
9. Medellín, Colombia -- $344 (30%)
10. Munich, Germany -- $832 (29%)
Hopper’s price-point predictions have historically been about 90% accurate, which is to say they’re gonna work better than any random guesswork on your part. To let the app find you those cheap cheap rates, download the app if you haven’t already and plug in your dates and destinations of choice. Then you just wait for a bit, during which time you can dig out your shorts and go outside instead of just comparing all these flight prices yourself. You’ll get a notification when the prices have dropped as low as Hopper thinks they’re gonna, at which point it is time to buy. Don’t forget sunscreen.
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