It's not too late! You can still book the ultimate Labor Day weekend getaway. Budget Travel's Senior Editor, Jamie Beckman, talked about these three great last-minute options this week on AMHQ with Sam Champion on The Weather Channel. Here's where you should be heading this weekend.
Beat the heat by chilling out at the pool (or beach) in Miami. Dance the day away on Sunday at The Shore Club's Reload pool party, where ladies pay $44 for unlimited mimosas and bellinis (men must pay $44 for the brunch plus an additional $20 for unlimited drinks). Take a 30-minute spin on Miami's Citi Bikes for $4 or use them to explore the city longer—one-hour passes are available for $6, two-hour passes for $10, four-hour passes for $18, and full day passes for $24. Looking for a calmer beach experience? Stake out the perfect spot on any of Miami Beach's seven miles of sand. The best part: it's free. Stay at The Congress Hotel South Beach, a classic South Beach Art Deco hotel with a rooftop pool, from $123 per night, or for glitz and glamour, check out SecretEscapes.com, where you can find flash sales on fancy properties like the trendy SLS South Beach from $149 per night.
Instead of heading to the ocean, escape to the lake near Las Vegas. The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa has a fire pit, kayaking, coves to explore, and even a white-sand beach! With lots of family-friendly activities to choose from (life-size chess anyone?), movies you can watch from the pool, a complimentary shuttle to and from the Las Vegas strip, and rooms from $109 with daily breakfast, you're running out of excuses not to visit this weekend.
Grand Bahama Island
Don't wait, take that dream Bahamas vacation now! The Grand Lucayan resort just rolled out a terrific weeklong sale you won't want to miss: book your trip by Tuesday, Sept. 8th, for travel between now and Nov. 15th, and you'll pay just $90 per night (for a minimum two-night stay) and receive a $125 resort credit. Three pools, a private beach, and a beachside fish fry every Wednesday? Yes, please!