Great deals on your next Labor Day Weekend family getaway.
By Suzanne Rowan Kelleher
Summer Vacation Deals
Tradewinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida (Tradewinds Resorts)
Hoping to get away for Labor Day weekend? There’s still time to score a budget-friendly escape. The three-day holiday weekend is the perfect chance for one last summer family fling, as destinations and resorts around the country roll out end-of-summer events and activities. Here’s where to bid a fond farewell to summer:
Tyler Place Family Resort (Highgate Springs, Vermont)
Tyler Place Family Resort in Highgate Springs, Vermont (Tyler Place)
This marvelous all-inclusive family camp-style resort in northwestern Vermont has the best children’s program we’ve run across, with nine age-staggered groups from babies to teens and a stupendous array of activities for grownups, too. If you’ve got preschoolers and can turn the holiday weekend into an entire week’s vacation, then you can take advantage of late-season rates and save 30 to 50 percent off your stay.
(MORE: Find other exciting kid-friendly getaways for the summer.)
Whiteface Lodge (Lake Placid, New York)
Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York (Whiteface Lodge)
This grand mountain retreat—the only all-suite property in the Adirondacks—is luxurious without ever being stuffy or pretentious. Families can enjoy the heated indoor-outdoor pool, nature trails, catch-and-release fishing pond, movie theater, games room, bowling alley, nightly s’mores, and more. Book the 3-night Stay & Play Rewards Credit Package and receive $100 in daily resort credit.
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort (Phoenix, Arizona)
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix, Arizona (Hilton Hotels & Resorts)
Rates at this plush desert resort start at just $139 a night with a two-night minimum stay over Labor Day weekend. Families can splash into a weekend of fun in the sun at the resort’s four-acre River Ranch water park complete with a half-mile lazy river, water slide, sport pool, mini golf, and more. During the holiday weekend, families can enjoy double dive-in movies and an outdoor hoedown with music, dancing and poolside activities.
Tradewinds Island Grand Resort (St. Pete Beach, Florida)
This popular Gulf Coast oceanfront resort throws a beach party every Labor Day weekend that’s complete with music, carnival games, and fireworks. The Endless Summer package includes a three-night stay in a deluxe guestroom, free use of a beach cabana, and tickets to the resort’s Sunday beach party and fireworks.
(MORE: Find more money-saving deals for your family summer getaway.)
Resort at Squaw Creek (Lake Tahoe, California)
Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, California (Resort at Squaw Creek)
This plush Tahoe resort offers a ton of family fun, from its four pools and 120-foot waterslide to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, tennis, and fly fishing. Kids ages 4 to 12 can attend the Mountain Buddies program and golf-loving families can play an easy round on the front nine holes from family tees. The Labor Day in Lake Tahoe package includes a $50 food and beverage credit.