Summer’s last hoorah: Labor Day travel

The end of summer is only a few short weeks away, so now is the time to snag a great Labor Day travel deal.

Senior Editor of Travelzoo Gabe Saglie joined the Rhode Show on Friday to share some of the best deals.

Tips: How to Save on Labor Day Travel
Destination Matters

  • Consider destinations where summer means low season
  • Look at the South – inc. the Southwest and Texas – as well the Caribbean, Colorado, etc

Stretch Your Dates

  • Avoid the busiest holiday dates: Friday and Monday
  • Hotels and airfare will be cheaper the further away from the holiday you go (i.e., leave Thursday, return Tuesday)

Avoid the Airport

  • According to research from Fly.com (Travelzoo’s sister website): Labor Day airfare climbed 30% after August 9th
  • Skip the airport, hit the road!

The Deals: Drivable

The Inn at Leola Village, Leola, PA (5 hrs. SW of Providence)

  • Deluxe AAA 4-Diamond resort in the heart of Amish Country
  • Property features six antique barns and buildings of an early-19th-century farm remodeled into a luxe boutique hotel, as well as 2 restaurants — one awarded 4 stars by Forbes Travel Guide – and an onsite spa
  • The Lancaster Central Market, the oldest operating farmers market in the country, is nearby
  • $159/nt. (40% off) in a Parlor Suite w/breakfast for 2

TriBeCa Blu Hotel, NY

  • Trendy hotel located in the heart of downtown Manhattan where Tribeca, Chinatown and West Village meet
  • Sightseers can step out among the colorful markets along Canal Street and walk to the Brooklyn Bridge in less than 20 minutes to take in some of the best views the city has to offer
  • Property is within 3 blocks of 6 subway lines and is walking distance to Little Italy
  • $140-$159/pp (50% off)
  • Travel thru Labor Day weekend

The Deals: Further Away

Westin Chicago River North, Chicago

  • Deluxe AAA 4-Diamond hotel known for its views of the Chicago River
  • Property is just four blocks from popular shopping and restaurants on Michigan Avenue and three blocks from the Loop’s theater district
  • $199-$223/nt. (65% off)
  • Travel thru mid-Sep.
  • BONUS: While in Chicago – Private Lake Michigan Sailboat Charter, 2 hours for up to 6 passengers, BYOB for $179 (reg. $350) thru mid-Sep. (SeaBreeze Charter

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, Orlando, FL

  • Popular family-friendly hotel featuring an aquatic playground, 2 pools and kids’ recreation zone
  • This is an official Walt Disney World resort located across the street from Downtown Disney, and guests get FREE shuttle to all four Disney parks
  • Kids eat FREE
  • $65/nt. (50% off)
  • Travel thru Dec., inc. Labor Day (weekend rate for Aug 29-31 is $85)

Signature Condo Hotel, Las Vegas Strip

  • Luxury 4-Star sister property to the MGM Grand, featuring oversized suites, private gated entrance and 3 separate towers, each with its own pool
  • Guests have access to the attached MGM Grand’s poolside amenities and casino
  • Suites feature a kitchenette with state-of-the-art appliances, pillow-top mattresses, HD flatscreen TVs
  • $79/nt. in a Junior Suite (45% off)
  • Travel thru Dec., inc. Labor Day

All-Inclusive Getaway, Dominican Republic

  • Roundtrip airfare from PVD to Punta Cana
  • 4 nights at the Ocean Blue & Sand Resort
  • Upscale beachfront resort that features 2 pools
  • Resort is home to 9 restaurants and 10 bars
  • ll-inclusive: all meals, cocktails/drinks, activities and tipping include
  • $949-1179/pp ($415 off, based on day you travel) w/room upgrade and $125 in resort credits
  • Travel out over Labor Day weekend; from $909/pp after Labor Day

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