10 Irresistible Packages for a Family Getaway This Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day getaways By Michelle Rae Uy
Welk Resorts San Diego (Courtesy Welk Resorts)
From California to Florida to Mexico and all the way to the Caribbean, your family has plenty of great choices to catch the last rays of summer and squeeze in some R&R before the daily frenzy starts all over again.
4-night family package at Welk Resorts San Diego (San Diego, CA)
What: Experience Southern California’s best kid-favorite attractions like the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and LEGOLAND while enjoying newly-renovated luxury accommodations at Welk Resorts San Diego, which welcomes families with the brand’s "Stay Cool with Camp Klew" Package, ensuring an active, fun-filled Labor Day weekend getaway with the kids.
- Four-night stay for a family of 4 in a 2-bedroom villa
- Complimentary pizza dinner for 4
- Two complimentary Explorer Passes to the resort’s Camp Klew, which includes the official Camp Klew hat and temporary tattoos, and activities like kit crafting, cooking classes, circus school, and the Spy Camp.
- Champagne turndown service for parents
- Milk & cookies for kids
Daily breakfast + attraction tickets at Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center (Southbridge, MA)
What: Get away from the hustle and bustle of urban life this Labor Day weekend and head to Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center for some R&R in nature with the historic resort’s Family Fun Package, which starts at $170 per person only.
- Accommodations for 3
- Milk and cookies upon arrival
- Three tickets to Old Sturbridge Village
- Daily breakfast
$50/day credit + kids eat FREE at Lido Beach Resort (Sarasota, FL)
Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota, FL (Courtesy Lido Beach Resort)
What: Avoid the heavy crowds in Orlando and hit Florida’s quieter West Coast instead. Luckily, Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota, whose rates start at $239/night, offers families a home away from home complete with a kitchenette and beach house-type furnishings, as well as the OPAL Family Package, perfect for that ideal Labor Day getaway.
- Deluxe accommodations
- $50/day resort credit
- Free breakfast for kids under 12
15% off + $25 F&B credit at The Hotel Zamora (St. Petersburg, FL)
What: If a bustling kid-friendly beach destination is more your thing, head about an hour north of Sarasota, Florida, and soak up some rays in St. Petersburg instead, where Spanish-inspired Hotel Zamora is running its Hot Summer Nights offer for the anticipated long weekend. Rates start at $299/night.
- 15% off regular rates
- $25 daily food and beverage credit
- Complimentary 1 pm late checkout
$50 spa credit + kiddie gift bag at JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa (Cancun, Mexico)
JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa (Courtesy Marriott)
What: At the JW Marriott in Cancun, kids get spoiled and pampered with the resort’s deluxe kiddie offerings like Spanish lessons, sand castle building and kids’ spa treatments. Even better, the resort’s A Kid’s Life Package not only ensures a family’s comfort and fun, it also guarantees a warm welcome for the kids.
- Oceanfront accommodations
- Guaranteed connecting rooms when booking 2 or more rooms
- Stylish beach tote with beach essentials like sunscreen, sunglasses, toys and ice cream vouches (one per child)
- Daily kids’ club access
- $15 Credit to the resort’s brand new 750 Pizzeria
- $50 spa credit per room
$50 resort credit at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico)
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit (Courtesy Grand Velas)
What: On Mexico’s western coast, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is gearing up for the fall with its Summer & Fall Special. Families looking to Labor Day Weekend as their last chance for a summer to remember must definitely take advantage of the all-inclusive resort’s offer, which shaves 15% off their vacation. All-inclusive rates start at $336 per person per night.
- $50 golf or spa credit
- 10% off the resort boutique
50% off 2nd room + kids eat FREE at The Westin Playa Bonita (Panama City, Panama)
What: Veer off the beaten path this coming Labor Day weekend and jet the kids off to the exotic Panama City where the history meets tropical beach and The Westin Playa Bonita is offering a value Family Package with rates starting at only $184/night for the more adventurous travelers.
- 50% off an adjoining guest room for travelers under 21
- Free meals for kids under 12
3rd night FREE at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort (Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica)
What: Explore the lush, exotic Costa Rica, perfect for little scientists in the making with the country’s over 800 acres of tropical rainforest and more than 500 local wildlife species. Book the 3-night Get Away to Nature package at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort in Nuevo Arenal for only $1,100. That’s three nights for the price of two, just the right family package for that long Labor Day Weekend.
- 3 nights in luxurious accommodations
- Tropical welcome drink
- Daily buffet breakfast
- $ 75.00 spa credit per person
- One dinner at Ave del Paraiso Restaurant
- Unlimited access to the resort’s award winning natural thermal mineral springs resort
- Wi-Fi and valet parking
Get 5th to 7th nights FREE at St. Kitts Marriott Resort & the Royal Beach Casino (St. Kitts)
St. Kitts Marriott Resort (Courtesy Marriott)
What: Considering a Caribbean getaway? Then take the kids to the island paradise of St. Kitts and stay at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort where you’ll have easy access to rainforest hikes, boat rides to underrated Nevis and tours of the capital, Basseterre. Use promo code ZJL when you stay for four nights and get your fifth, sixth and seventh nights FREE, extending your tropical vacation for considerably less.
- Fifth, sixth and seventh night FREE
- Guide book
FREE water park tickets & daily breakfast at El Conquistador Resort (Fajardo, Puerto Rico)
What: Five-star El Conquistador Resort and sister property Las Casitas Village are popular choices for family-friendly accommodations in Puerto Rico, and not just because of the onsite Coqui Water Park. The kids sure love it though, which is why the resorts’ "Coqui Water Park" package makes sense to celebrate the last days of summer this Labor Day Weekend.
- 4 tickets to the Coqui Water Park
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Transportation to and from the airport
Michelle Rae Uy contributed this to MiniTime. She is a travel writer based in Los Angeles and MiniTime's Head of Content, who spends her free time on adventures and film photography.