Celebrate Labor Day with these last-minute deals
It’s been a long, hot summer and Americans have certainly been hitting the road — according to a recent survey by TripIt, 82 percent said they’d already traveled in the last three months while 98 percent said they had plans to within the next year.
If you are going to be traveling, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends not doing so unless you’re fully vaccinated, following travel health guidelines at your destination, and taking extra precautions if you haven’t been vaccinated. Play it safe — wash your hands, and wear a mask and keep your distance anytime you’re indoors or spending time with those outside your group.
If you’re ready for a road trip or seeking a staycation closer to home this holiday weekend, there are still deals to be had. Here’s where to celebrate Labor Day weekend this year, with all hotels within driving distance of major U.S. cities and prices under $260 a night (based on a three-night stay from Friday, September 3, to Monday, September 6, 2021).
Thanks to Southern Delaware’s Bike & Stay specials, you can spend your days cycling along scenic trails to local breweries, restaurants, distilleries and shops, and your nights at charming boutiques in Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Milton or Dewey Beach. Mention the “Bike & Stay” package when booking through a participating hotel — paddle & stay packages are also available for those who prefer kayaking.
Two popular hotels near Dupont Circle are offering summertime deals, which works out perfectly if you’re planning to be in town for DC JazzFest. The Summer of Lyle package (at Lyle) includes valet parking, daily breakfast, complimentary welcome drinks and soft serve ice cream, with rates from $246 a night over Labor Day weekend. Nearby, The Ven at Embassy Row’s Soak Up the Sun package gives you two signature cocktails, sunscreen, koozies and access to a viewing of the film “Dodgeball” as part of the hotel’s rooftop movie program, from $249 a night.
Unwind in style with Colonial Williamsburg Resorts’ Spa Escape Package, which, from $254 a night, includes overnight accommodations, two tickets to Colonial Williamsburg’s museums and historical exhibits, up to $350 in resort outlet coupons, and your choice of a 50-minute massage or a 50-minute facial.
In southern Virginia, The Bristol Hotel has packages from $245 a night including daily breakfast at Vivian’s Table (the golf package also throws in two Turtleson golf shirts and tee time at a local 18-hole luxury golf course), while business travelers can save with rates from $189 a night and daily breakfast.
While nightly rates at The Caravelle Resort start at an affordable $145 over the holiday weekend, families with flexible travel dates can save more on a Myrtle Beach trip by staying Sunday through Thursday, when prices shrink to $65 a night.
In Memphis, the Somewhere Your Summer Deserves package at the Hu Hotel, available now through September 30, 2021, gives you daily breakfast at Lucy’s Café and 20 percent off stays of at least two nights, bringing starting rates over Labor Day weekend down to $252 a night.
Not all heroes wear capes. In Gulfport’s Centennial Plaza complex, the Grand Centennial Hotel is honoring all teachers, healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters, AMR ambulance and military personnel with a 10 percent hero discount, meaning Labor Day weekend rates start at $207 a night (starting rates for everyone else start at $229 a night). Spend some time relaxing on the beach — if you can tear yourself away from the lazy river, slides, pools, and dancing fountain.
Moxy Columbus Short North is offering rates from $146 a night when you book five or more nights, so spending an extra-long weekend from Thursday, September 2 to Tuesday, September 7, could be a great staycation option. The Moxy is pet friendly, too, so you can take the whole family along, including your beloved fur baby.
Vera Bradley fans, rejoice! Just opened in July 2021, The Bradley in Fort Wayne offers a chic Midwestern staycation option about a two-hour drive from Indianapolis or a 2.5-hour drive from Detroit. Labor Day weekend rates hover around $157 a night, making it a great base for checking out the city’s concerts and other events.
Save 15 percent on a Kansas City stay and get Labor Day weekend started off right with the Crossroads Hotel’s Somewhere Your Summer Deserves package. Nightly rates start at $239 and include two complimentary koozies, two ice-cold PBRs and two frozen cocktails at the hotel’s swanky Percheron Rooftop Bar.
In San Antonio, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is offering 15 percent off stays of at least two nights, bringing starting rates over the long weekend down to $229 a night. The hotel is right in the heart of downtown and makes a great base for checking out the historic Pearl District, The Alamo, and the San Antonio Museum of Art, among other popular attractions. Don’t miss the Ford Parade of Lanterns, happening along the River Walk from September 3–5 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
About a two-hour drive from Milwaukee or Madison (or a 40-minute drive from Green Bay), Fox Cities is a fun place to plan an affordable long-weekend getaway, especially if you want to spend time outdoors on Lake Winnebago. CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel & Spa, part of Best Western’s boutique Premier Collection, puts you in the middle of all the Appleton action with rates from $107 a night. About 15 minutes away in Neenah, kick back at the Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel, which offers family friendly amenities like a water park, mini-golf course, an arcade and pickleball and tennis courts, with rates from $161 a night.
Two hotels in Scottsdale are offering summertime specials just in time for Labor Day weekend. Downtown, nightly rates at The Saguaro Scottsdale start at $125 for a king room with a private balcony when you use promo code Saguaro, while stays of three or more nights are 30 percent off, with rates from $128 a night (use the same promo code). Nearby, Hotel Adeline has a daily happy hour deal that includes two cocktails and appetizers at SelfMade, from $209 a night.
Families planning outdoorsy adventures in northern Arizona should check out Hyatt Place Page / Lake Powell’s Sweet Summer Fun package, which throws in a candy charcuterie board with fresh fruit and a mix of sweet, sour and spicy locally made candy; s’mores; and a water toy for children ages 12 and under; with Labor Day weekend rates from $219 a night. Another hiking-themed package, from $239 a night, includes a map to some of the most scenic spots in the area and a picnic lunch for two, complete with sandwiches, fruit, granola bars, chips and water.
Save 20 percent on a stay at the Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs when you book three or more nights this summer and use promo code SZCOOL. Rates over Labor Day weekend start at $182 a night, giving you the perfect excuse to visit one of Palm Springs’ newest hotels. For a real treat, visit the St. Somewhere Spa or try some craft cocktails at the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar.
Travel Deal - North Carolina Black Mountain
BOOK HERE An escape to the cozy and welcoming Monte Vista Hotel, nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and just outside Asheville, is ideal for visiting nearby hiking trails and the Biltmore Estate. Save 30% on stays into 2022, including November dates, prime for fall foliage. What's Included Stay in a 1937 Queen Room through February$99-$119 per night ... most Sundays-Thursday $149 per night ... most Fridays-Saturdays Note: Due to local guidelines, some amenities and services may be limited or closed during your visit; please contact the hotel for more details. Why We Love This Hotel Property listed on the National Register of Historic Places Five-minute walk from local shops, museums and restaurants 30-minute drive to Asheville, Biltmore Estate and the Blue Ridge Parkway Complimentary breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi Locally sourced Southern fare served at on-site restaurant Milton’s Overview Opened in 1937, the Monte Vista Hotel is housed in a former schoolhouse and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout its lifetime, the property has added a second structure and undergone renovations to offer modern amenities. Located in Black Mountain, the boutique hotel is a five-minute walk from the charming town square’s restaurants, shops and museums. The surrounding area offers year-round outdoor activities including skiing, hiking and winery tours. The intimate hotel has only 45 guest rooms, each uniquely outfitted with mountain-inspired décor. All accommodations include hardwood floors, Wi-Fi, bottled water and king or queen beds. Bathrooms feature showers and tubs, vessel sinks and rustic tile work. In keeping with the quaint, mountain retreat vibe, rooms do not include televisions. Milton’s, the on-site restaurant, sources regional ingredients for its Southern cuisine and is open Wednesday through Saturday for dinner, as well as weekend brunch. Guests can also stop in the bar for a cocktail, local craft beer or glass of wine before exploring the town. What You Need to Know Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made prior to 3 p.m. local time, 48 hours before arrival Maximum occupancy is two guests Children ages 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding No resort fee Wi-Fi is complimentary Parking is complimentary Only service animals allowed For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections BOOK HERE This deal is brought to you by our partner Travel zoo - Disclaimer: If you purchase through our links, we may earn a commission from our partners.
Travel Deal - San Francisco's Grand Hyatt
Perched on the northern corner of Union Square is the AAA 4-Diamond Grand Hyatt San Francisco offering commanding views of the city's skyline, easy access to popular shopping and attractions, and the reliability of the Hyatt brand. This deal saves members 45% and includes the daily resort fee — often a costly expense in San Francisco. What's Included Stay in an upgraded City View King or Two Doubles Room through February$169 per night ... Sundays-Thursdays Friday-Saturday stays are also available Travelzoo member perk: waived destination fee (reg. $25); guests will not receive the usual perks associated with this fee Note: Due to local guidelines, some amenities and services may be limited or closed during your visit; please contact the hotel for more details. BOOK HERE What You Need to Know Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to arrival Price based on up to two guests sharing a room; higher rates apply for additional guests Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing hotel bedding Free Wi-Fi Valet parking is available for $69, plus tax, per day Pet-friendly; additional fees apply For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections Why We Love This Hotel The hotel has been a AAA 4-Diamond rated hotel since 2012 Union Square is literally steps away, while the famous Dragon's Gate entrance to Chinatown and the legendary cable cars are only a block from the hotel If you're looking to catch a show, you're in the right spot — some of San Francisco's most beloved theaters are within a short walk Overview The Grand Hyatt San Francisco is the prime location to take in the hustle and bustle of city life. The property is one block from Union Square's shops and restaurants and a five-minute walk to Market Street, one of the city's main thoroughfares. Luxury shops (Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Prada) and major department stores (Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's and Neiman Marcus) are minutes from the lobby. San Francisco also boasts a vibrant theater scene with the Curran, Golden Gate and Orpheum theaters playing the best of Broadway and innovative productions by the American Conservatory Theater. Relish city or bay views from floor-to-ceiling windows in each of the spacious rooms. Rooms are tech-savvy, equipped with many innovative features. Windows can be blacked out from bed with the touch of a button. The key card also connects to the thermostat making stays hassle-free and eco-friendly. BOOK HERE
Travel Deal Mexico - Sail the Mexican Riviera for 7 Nights
Unpack once and visit three iconic Mexico beach destinations with this deal for less than $450 per person (the lowest we've seen). This Princess Cruises deal is less than $65 per person per day and discounts a variety of 2021-2022 dates, including prime holiday travel. You can also add on a perks package for only +$40 per person per day. What's included: Sail for 7 nights, roundtrip from Los Angeles, aboard Majestic Princess Visit Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan $50 onboard credit per cabin Two onboard coupon books ($350 in discounts) Fully refundable deposits of $100 per person Per-person pricing: $449 ... Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5 $499 … Nov. 6, 13, 27; +$30 Dec. 11; Jan. 8, 15; Feb. 12, 19 $599 … Nov. 20 (Thanksgiving) $799 … Dec. 22 (Christmas) $899 ... Dec. 29, sail for 10 nights (New Year's Eve) These are prices for an inside cabin. Balcony cabins are also on sale, starting at $675 per person. Want a quick getaway? 5-night Cabo San Lucas cruises are also on sale. Depart for $349 per person on Oct. 4, 9, 18, 27 or Dec. 15 (2021). Onboard perks package: Add on a perks package to any of these cruises for only +$40 per person per day, which includes unlimited drinks, Wi-Fi and prepaid tips. Ship details: Princess Cruises has no shortage of food-and-drink options, with various restaurants and bars on board to suit all tastes and ages. Sip craft cocktails in private cabanas at the adults-only Sanctuary or pull up a chair and grab a bag of popcorn for Princess' signature Movies Under the Stars. Book by Aug. 27th BOOK HERE
Deal Alert: New Fort Lauderdale Kimpton Hotel near Beaches
Save now. Choose your travel dates later. Fully refundable. Find both serenity and a buzzing social scene at this new Fort Lauderdale hotel, located on a peaceful stretch of the Intracoastal Waterway and just a block from the bustling beach shoreline. It recently opened in April so be one of the first to stay at this breezy, laid-back spot and save up to $100 per night on stays into fall. Secure your travel dates now and, if you need to cancel your booking, you can do so 24 hours prior to check-in without fees. Book Now This deal is brought to you by Travelzoo- Budget Travel is committed to sharing with you travel deals that will allow for safe travel during COVID-19 and flexible booking options into 2022. Click here to read more about our editorial commitment to safety.
Help shelter animals and win an Airstream® Caravel 20FB and RAM® 1500 Limited Truck