10 Most Affordable Labor Day Travel Destinations
Still searching for an affordable spot to spend your holiday weekend? Based on the daily hotel rates in these American cities from Priceline, find out where you can get the most bang for your buck this Labor Day weekend.
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10: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Why visit one great city when you can visit two in Minneapolis-St. Paul? And the Mall of America is almost like adding a third. Visitors who actually want to see the sky will find lots to do on the Mississippi River and some of the state’s "10,000 lakes," or they can explore downtown areas filled with exciting museums and restaurants. Average daily hotel rate: $140.
9: Anaheim, California
8: Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. has it all for a Labor Day getaway including patriotic sites, museums and more affordable daily hotel rates than many American cities, at an average of $130 a night.
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7: Phoenix, Arizona
If you're looking for fun in the sun and toasty temperatures, look no further than Phoenix. Head to the Desert Botanical Garden and take a gander at the local flora and fauna. Plan to rent a car and explore farther afield, in the region known as the Valley, where you'll find the funky town of Tempe and snazzy Scottsdale, home to some of the region’s top wellness spas. Average daily hotel rates in Phoenix are $127.
6: Miami, Florida
Dine at trendy restaurants or experience legendary South Beach nightclubs in this thriving, international city. By day, unwind on Miami Beach or take a short ride to the waterfront parks of Key Biscayne. Discover the edgy arts scene of Wynwood before enjoying the Cuban cuisine at Versailles in Little Havana. Find out more about what to do, eat and where to stay (with average daily hotel rates of $122) in this city perfect for a long Labor Day weekend getaway.
5: Kansas City, Missouri
Once upon a time, Kansas City served as a haven for settlers embarking on wagon train trips west and as a center for stockyards and slaughterhouses. Today, that cowboy culture prevails, and the town has gained fame for its juicy steaks and tangy barbecue (check out Travel Channel's BBQ favorites here). Visitors will also find tranquil parks, more than 200 gurgling fountains, a smattering of late-19th-century warehouses and modern high-rise buildings. Lively nightlife and dining also await in the burgeoning Power & Light District. Average daily hotel rates are $117.
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4: Las Vegas, Nevada
America's party capital knows how to serve up a wild time, as well as unforgettable entertainment in the Strip's monstrous casinos including the Venetian, Caesars Palace and New York New York. Don't leave without watching the colorful Bellagio fountains or scoring tickets to epic events like a Cirque du Soleil show. And if you are traveling with family, you might be surprised by the number of family-friendly spots the city has in store, all along with an affordable average daily hotel rate of $110.
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3: St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis is home to The Gateway Arch , the city's most visible symbol. But the city lays claim to much more, including a vibrant riverfront and interesting museums and a very affordable average daily hotel rate of $109.
2: Kissimmee, Florida
1: Houston, Texas
As in most big Texas towns, underlying oil and gas wealth prevails in Houston. Yet somehow, this sprawling city maintains an ultra-relaxed vibe while enjoying a plethora of culture, arts and cuisine. Travel beyond the heart of downtown to explore the vibrant Museum District, the upscale shopping oasis of River Oaks and the rollicking nightlife of Washington Avenue. Of course, you'd be remiss not to visit NASA's Space Center Houston or the beaches of Galveston. Daily hotel rates Labor Day Weekend average just $100.