For traveling foodies, sampling hot restaurants and regional cuisines can be just as essential to a fulfilling trip as stepping foot in a museum or visiting a landmark. To try Michelin-starred chefs and popular menus at a fraction of the usual cost, why not book a trip over a destination's restaurant week? We've found hotel deals coinciding with events nationwide for as much as half off.
Baltimore (Jan. 10-26): For two weeks this winter, Charm City's top restaurants offer prix-fixe meals starting at $10.14.
Portland (March): For an entire month, sample the cuisine of the city that started the food truck craze and is ahead of the curve on organic menus. Three-course meals are $29 per person.
New York City (Feb. 17 - March 7): This year's event has been shortened by a week when the city hosts the Super Bowl. Make up for lost time with prix-fixe, three-course menus, $25 for lunch and $28 for dinner, at 300 restaurants. This will be the first year all five boroughs participate.
San Francisco (Jan. 15-31): Started in 2001, Dine About Town has expanded to include over 100 restaurants offering 10%-25% discount off regular menu items as well as prix-fixe meals starting at $18.95.
Los Angeles (Jan. 20-31): dineLA showcases LA's award-winning chefs like Wolfgang Puck and Ricardo Zarate, named Food & Wine’s Best New Chef in America, dishing out prix-fixe lunches and dinners for 12 days.
Philadelphia (Jan. 19-24; 26-31): City Center District Restaurant Week features $35 dinners and $20 lunches at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Meritage, Brauhaus Schmitz and more.
Denver (Feb. 22-28): The 10th annual event has been split this year, giving diners just seven days to sample fare from popular restaurants for $30 per person.
Chicago (Jan. 24 - Feb. 6): Take a two-week culinary tour of the Windy City when prix-fixe meals are $22-$44 per person at the best restaurants downtown and surrounding neighorbhoods.
Seattle (April, exact dates pending): More than 160 restaurants will serve up three-course lunches for $15 and dinners for $28 over 10 days. Dates and a full list of restaurants will be announced in early 2014.
Atlanta - Buckhead (March 17-25): Brunch, lunch and dinner at the trendy neighborhood's best restaurants starts at $15 per person for a prix-fixe menu.
For upscale meals in cities across the country year-round, visit our Local Deals page.