Blown your travel budget for the summer? You’re in luck. We’ve found deep discounts for Labor Day. Take a last hurrah and say goodbye to summer with one last vacation. There are deals up and down the West Coast, in Florida and at Red Roof Inns all across the country. Keep reading for the final savings of the summer season.
Celebrate in Miami with Pharrell and Robin Thicke
Fontainebleau Miami Beach is holding a serious soirée this year, and it comes with some serious savings. This Labor Day, Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke will perform as part of the hotel’s BleauLive performance series on September 1. In addition to the concert, there will be a poolside party with private lounges available. To take advantage of this event, you can choose from two package deals:
- The Bleau Fan Package includes deluxe accommodations, two passes to see Pharrell and Robin Thicke, including a two-hour open bar with specialty cocktails. You will also be able to attend the Daytime Pool Party with a featured DJ on August 31, and have access to the BleauLive Poolside Lounge with discounted complimentary cocktails.
- The VIP Package gives you everything included in the Bleau Fan Package, plus more. In addition to access to the BleauLive Lounge, you will receive complimentary specialty cocktails. You’ll also get to have a meet and greet with Pharrell and Robin Thicke, along with a guaranteed 2 pm checkout, and complimentary parking during your stay.
Rates start at $364. To book, click here.
The TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach in Florida is offering a Labor Day Weekend Endless Summer Package. From August 30 to September 3, you can take advantage of rates starting at $645 for two. The package is for both TradeWinds properties, the Island Grand and the Guy Harvey Outpost. If you want to stay longer, you can add additional nights your trip with a 50 percent discount off of rack rates.
While you’re there, take advantage of the Labor Day celebration party on September 1. It includes activities such as face painting, carnival games, and contests with prizes. A “Taste of the Island” buffet will include Island-inspired dishes, plus “Little Islander’s” buffet for kids. The night will finish with a fireworks show, which can easily be viewed from the beach. For reservations and information, call toll-free (866) JUST LET GO (587-8538) or visit www.JustLetGo.com.
If you’re looking for a great deal and already have your travel dates set, check out Red Roof Inn’s Nicest Price Promotion, which can save you up to 20 percent off of the best available rate at select hotels when you book at least 10 days in advance. You can also take a look at the Red Hot Deals, which offer discounts at hotels for anywhere from 5 to 20 percent off, sometimes including weekend days. For more information or to book, call 800-RED-ROOF or click here.
This year, the Rancho Bernardo Inn located in San Diego, California, turns fifty years old. To celebrate its golden anniversary, the Inn is offering a special, which includes two nights at the best available rate. The third night costs only $8.16, the rate from its opening year in 1963. This special deal is valid now through Labor Day.
A variety of golden-themed activities and events are being offered as well, such as a ‘Mad Men’ Classic Cocktail hour, a golden pedicure that comes with golden Havaianas, and a chance to win a free round of golf. Check out all the activities here. To book, call 877-269-5242 and use the rate code RBI50. For more information, click here.
Right now, Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is having a Super Summer Sale. You can save 30 percent off an Alpine Studio, Sundance Junior Suite or One Bedroom Suite for any stays from August 17 to September 5, and rates begin at $195 per night. While you’re there, take advantage of the warm weather with blue ribbon trout fishing, hiking the Grand Teton National Park, or taking in the scenery while floating down the Snake River. For more information, click here.
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is offering a Sip, Savor & Splash Package with rates that begin at $179 per night. The package includes a $50 credit for each day that can be used toward dining, spa, tennis, or the Trailblazers Kids Club, and a late check out at 4 pm on Monday, September 2. Labor Day weekend festivities will include highlights such as bountiful buffets, fireworks, limbo contests, photo booths, watermelon eating contests, zip lining, and a Techno glow party. To book, click here.
Sail into a summer getaway at The Lodge at Tiburon. From now until September 12, you can snag a deal of up to 20 percent off room rates. The package also includes 20 percent off of lunch at Tiburon Tavern, the Lodge’s gastropub that features Northern California cuisine with farm-to-table approach. You can also take advantage of hiking and biking trails, along with the great views of the sailing village that is Tiburon. Rates start at $183 a night. For more information or to book, click here.
Right in between Fort Lauderdale International Airport and Miami International Airport, Turnberry Isle Miami features an “All the Best” package that starts at $249 per night. It includes a daily American buffet breakfast for two people per room in the Cascata grill, a daily $50 resort credit, overnight valet parking, and kids ages 12 and under eat free.
Labor Day weekend festivities begin on August 30 with Eco Hour, a Kids Connection program that introduces kids to reefs, the ocean, and wildlife, and a Sundown Beach Splash with live entertainment, kids’ activities, and specials on appetizers and drinks until 8:30 pm.
Throughout the weekend, you can take in morning yoga, relax by the pool, enjoy the BBQ buffet served at Laguna Grill, listen to steel pan musicians, let the kids take in activities at the Island Rock at Laguna Pool, and finish the night off with a Zumba party. On Sunday night, the whole family can enjoy the Dive-In Movie at Cascata Pool and watch Oz The Great and Powerful while the kids enjoy complimentary popcorn and lemonade, and adult savor light bites and cocktails. To book, call 1-866-612-7739 or click here.
By Stephanie Ervin for PeterGreenberg.com