The best deals for a Labor Day getaway — and how to get a room for free
By Aimee Heckel
For many of us, Labor Day means an extended weekend. For the luckiest of us, it means paid time off, too.
As far as we’re concerned, that’s a recipe for a mini vacation.
We know you’re busy; that’s why we’ve done the leg work for you. Here are some of our favorite Labor Day travel deals going on right now. Pick the one that best fits your needs and get to relaxing.
GREAT HOTEL DEALS
For example, right now Hotels.com allows you to pick from one of four cities — Paris, St. Louis, Costa Rica, Riviera Maya (not a bad selection, eh?) — for the deal of the day. Let’s say you have a hankering for Paris. (Who doesn’t?) The Deal of the Day is the Hotel Alane, at just $87 per day, marked way down from $137 regularly.
SPECIAL LABOR DAY SALES
Hotels.com also is running a special Labor Day sale. You won’t believe these discounts — such as the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for $21 per night.
Many other hotels, from New York to San Francisco, Calif., are marked 10 to 49 percent off. The Best Western Plus Orlando Getaway in Florida is one of the biggest discounts (49 percent off), at $63 per night, down from $127.
The list of hotels on sale for Labor Day is extensive, so check the webpage and search for the city you want to visit.
If you are looking to save money on a Labor Day vacation, don’t forget to check Hotels.com’s last-minute deals, too. Stay in Phoenix, Ariz., starting at $38 per day, or San Diego, Calif., starting at $53.
You can also book full vacation packages through Hotets.com to save big on flight, hotel and car, combined.
INSIDER MONEY-SAVING TIP
Hotels.com offers an excellent rewards program that can easily lead you to free lodging. It’s sort of like one of those coffee shop punch cards, except with a way bigger reward than just a free $3 cup of joe.
After you collect 10 nights of lodging through Hotels.com, you get one night for free for a future vacation. Best of all, there are no black-out dates; use your free night at eligible hotels any day of the year!
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Definitely check out these online travel coupons, where you can save money on everything from rental cars to airfare to even event tickets. Never pay full price again.
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