Updated: Wednesday, 18 Jan 2012, 5:51 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011, 12:32 PM EDT
Looking to squeeze in that last summer vacation? Travelzoo’s Senior Editor Gabe Saglie shares his advice on how to find the best bargains for the Labor Day weekend.
1. Book Early - As the final long weekend escape of the summer season, bookings for the Labor Day weekend are well underway, and last-minute bargains will begin to dwindle.
2. Work Around Blackout Dates – Find out the blackout dates and see if you can still save if you can’t avoid them. The more days you build around blackout dates, the more you’ll save
3. Flying? Pick your dates carefully – If possible, avoid Friday and Monday flights to save the most.
4. Cheaper Trips – Instead of luxury resorts, consider the beach, camping and day trips.
Following are specific travel deals Travelzoo’s Gabe Saglie has selected for our area, and here is a link to those deals: www.travelzoo.com/tv/Providence
Labor Day Getaways:
1) Beach Vacation
South of the Border Getaway
San Jose del Cabo
Roundtrip airfare from PVD to Cabo San Lucas
5 days, 4 nights at the Holiday Inn Los Cabos Resort
· Upscale 4-Star property on the shores of the Sea of Cortez
· Resort features 4 pools (inc. one with a swim-up bar and a kids’ pool and multiple dining options
All-inclusive: all meals, cocktails/drinks, activities and tipping included
Bonus: Kids 12 and under stay and eat FREE
Bonus: 15% off all spa treatments
Travel Sep.-Nov; over Labor Day weekend, must leave on Sunday
2) Getaways by Car or Rail
Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel & Spa
New Castle, NH
Luxurious AAA 4-Diamond resort on the picturesque island of New Castle (near Portsmouth)
Hotel boasts an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis courts and a spa, and there's an 18-hole golf course next door.
Guests can grab a bite in the opulent dining room or head to the more casual on-site restaurant and grab a seat on the patio overlooking the marina.
· $299/nt. ($100 off)
o Deal includes FREE parking
Travel through September, inc. most dates of Labor Day weekend
New York City
Upscale 4-Star resort located amidst prime shopping (and 2 blocks from the famous Macy’s department store)
Guests can take advantage of unique perks, including a six-choice pillow menu
Property is home to hip restaurant/bar, Niles (where guests get 20% off dinner by flashing their room key)
· $199/nt. ($100 off)
o Deal includes accommodations in a newly renovated Deluxe Room
Travel through Labor Day weekend
Popular 4-Star luxury hotel located in the Rittenhouse neighborhood
Hotel is home to a French brasseries and is near many of the city's best dining and theater options, as well as popular historic sites, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell
Guest rooms feature Bose sound systems, marble bathrooms and nightly turn-down service
· $129/nt. (50% off)
Travel daily through Sep. 9
JW Marriot Washington DC
Upscale AAA 3-Diamond hotel in the heart of DC
Located along Pennsylvania Avenue, hotel is walking distance to the White House, Washington Monument and the National Mall
Hotel features 3 restaurants and an indoor pool
· $189/nt. (60% off)
o Deal includes breakfast daily
Travel Sep. 1-4
3) If Not By Land, Then By Sea
7-Night Bahamas Cruise
8 days, 7 nights at sea
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Ports of Call: NYC, Pt. Canaveral, Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau, NYC
Sail Date: Saturday, Sep. 3 (over Labor Day weekend)
· $694/pp inside cabin
Ocean View cabin +$100
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