It's Now or Never: Secrets to Booking a Last-Minute Labor Day Getaway
The window for summer fun is closing. Here are tips for your Labor Day travel (Photo: Dan Dalton/Caiaimage/Getty Images)
You’ve spent the past few weeks trying to choose among the spa weekend, the beach vacation, or the out-of-town cookout with friends. Well, now it’s crunch time: Labor Day weekend is only a week away. Lots of last-minute travelers are deciding how and where to spend the holiday. Here are some tips that you can use to plan that last-minute, end-of-summer hurrah!
Now’s a great time to head to Orlando! (Photo: Joe Penniston/Flickr)
1.) Look at family-friendly destinations.
The beginning of the school year might be bad news for kids, but it’s great news for bargain-hunting Labor Day travelers. Family vacation crowds tend to dwindle once school starts, so family-friendly destinations tend to have great deals designed to entice travelers during that downtime. In fact, Orlando, home of Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, is ranked No. 1 in KAYAK’s list of the 10 Least-Expensive Labor Day Destinations. KAYAK says Orlando’s average hotel rate is at a rock-bottom $115, and roundtrip airfare is averaging at a decent $309. And Anaheim, California, home of Disneyland, is No. 3 on KAYAK’s list; hotel rates there are averaging at about $140. So the end of summer fun for school kids just might mean the beginning of your Labor Day fun. Sorry, kids!
2.) Book your hotel soon.
Get started on that hotel room ASAP (Photo: Georgia Kuhn/Cultura/Getty Images)