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End The Summer With a Bang: Last Minute Labor Day Getaways Under $500

Best Last Minute Labor Day Getaways
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* Labor Day Weekend is less than two weeks away
* It’s not too late to book a last-minute getaway for the long weekend
* Save money and time by looking for bundled packages with airfare + hotel

Believe it or not, Labor Day weekend is less than two weeks away. The holiday not only honors the American labor movement, but it also marks the ending of summer, making it one of the busiest weekends all year round to travel.

If you’re trying to squeeze in one last getaway before the summer’s grand finale, don’t fret. It’s not too late to book your last summer hurrah for the long weekend. Save money by looking for packages that include both airfare and hotel accommodations. Bundling can often save you a lot of money–not to mention the hassle of booking separately. Please note: prices are determined by location and are subject to change at any time. Prices and inventory are limited.

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1. Orlando, FL

Resort and amusement park getaways are a popular choice for late-summer travel. Orlando is a great place to spend your Labor Day Weekend, especially if you’re travelling with the kids. The city is home to some of the best novelty attractions in the county, including the famous Walt Disney World theme park, The Kennedy Space Center, and Gatorland. Disney World recently launched their latest theme park, Pandora, an avatar-themed fun zone that’s suitable for all ages. Wherever your activities may take you over the weekend, the Hilton Orlando is centrally located in the heart of the city. It’s just under five miles from the Disney World Park and has three impressive outdoor pools when you need some downtime. We found a package with round-trip airfare and a three-night stay for about $487/person.

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2. Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the most coveted vacation destinations in the world. The City of Sin is jam-packed with entertainment, fine dining and plenty of activities for even the kids. Whether you like to gamble or not, Vegas has a growing array of unexpected activities that suit all ages and lifestyles–even casino-free hotels for those who prefer a sin-less experience. It’s kind of the Adult Disney World of the West Coast, and one weekend is just the right amount of time to spend in this sensory-overload city. We found flights from Dallas, TX to Las Vegas with 2 nights at Bally’s Hotel & Casino for about $434/person.

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3. San Diego

San Diego is one of the places to visit in Southern California. The city has endless beaches where you can kayak, sunbathe and of course surf. Plus it’s located in close proximity to the mountains and Anza Borrego desert. San Diego is also the home of the world-famous San Diego Zoo and The San Diego Zoo Safari Park–both must-see’s when in ‘America’s Finest City.’ Plus, if you’re looking to party, San Diego is home to one of the most thriving and well-populated brewery scenes in the world. We found a bundled package with round trip airfare and a three-night stay at the Wyndham Hotel in downtown hotel from Phoenix, AZ to San Diego for just $499/person.

San Diego Bayside Hotel

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4. New Orleans

New Orleans is one of the best places to visit if you’re looking for non-stop activities and commotion. Plus, September is generally the best time to visit The Big Easy, because temperatures begin to cool slightly as fall inches closer. NOLA’s annual Southern Decadence Festival kicks off this Labor Day Weekend in the French Quarter. The festival celebrates LGBTQP+ culture with a six-day parade, plenty of after parties throughout the city and the Gay New Orleans Walking Tour. We found a killer bundled deal for a three-night stay at the Hotel Indigo in NOLA’s garden district, with round trip airfare from Miami, FL for just $438/person.

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 5. Washington, D.C.

Not only is Washington, D.C. one of the most popular destinations for Labor Day, but it’s also one of the most affordable. Celebrating an American holiday in the nation’s capital is pretty hard to top. Learn more about the history of labor and innovation at the National Museum of American History in their latest interactive exhibition, American Enterprise–or take a tour of the International Spy Museum to learn more about the in’s and out’s of espionage. Wrap up your trip with the annual–and free– Labor Day Concert in the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. We found round trip airfare with a three-night hotel stay deal from Miami, FL to D.C. for under $350/person. Stay at the luxurious Kimpton Palomar Hotel in Dupont Circle.

Palomar Hotel Washington DC

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