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Last minute Labor Day travel deals for Fox 2 viewers

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 3 Tips: How to Save on Labor Day Travel

Destination Matters
o    Consider destinations where summer means low season
o    Look at the South - inc. the Southwest and Texas - as well the Caribbean, Colorado, etc
Stretch Your Dates
o    Avoid the busiest holiday dates: Friday and Monday
o    Hotels and airfare will be cheaper the further away from the holiday you go (i.e., leave Thursday, return Tuesday)
Avoid the Airport
o    According to research from (Travelzoo's sister website): Labor Day airfare climbed 30% after August 9th
o    Skip the airport, hit the road!

The Deals: Drivable
The Weathervane Inn, Montague, MI (3 hrs. W of Detroit)
·         Upscale cozy inn on White Lake known for its sweeping views
·         All rooms have a Jacuzzi and a fireplace, and property serves warm chocolate chip cookies every evening
·         Guests can ride a bike through Hart-Montague Bike Trail, rent kayaks and paddleboards or browse boutique shops in the downtown area, and n earby attractions include Michigan's Adventure water park (with more than 60 rides and attractions), Lewis Farm Market & Petting Farm and Little River Casino
o    $119for a 2-night stay (37% off) w/breakfast daily
§  Travel Sep.-Dec., inc. Labor Day
The Deals: Further Away

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort, Orlando, FL
·         Popular family-friendly hotel featuring an aquatic playground, 2 pools and kids' recreation zone
·         This is an official Walt Disney World resort located across the street from Downtown Disney, and guests get FREE shuttle to all four Disney parks
·         Kids eat FREE
o    $65/nt. (50% off)
§  Travel thru Dec., inc. Labor Day (weekend rate for Aug 29-31 is $85)
Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Phoenix
·         Landmark 4.5-Star resort in the heart of the Sonoran Desert
·         Resort was one of the first built in Phoenix with Frank Lloyd Wright serving as the consulting architect, and famous guests have including Fred Astaire, Marilyn Monroe and Steven Spielberg
·         Resort is home to a deluxe spa and an 18-hole putting course
o   $134/nt (55% off) w/$50 resort credit DAILY
§  Travel thru Sep. 5, inc. Labor Day
Alaskan Adventure, Denali National Park and Preserve
·         Guided excursion through the Alaskan wilderness, inside the national park that surrounds Denali, the highest mountain in North America)
·         3 nights' accommodations: 2 nights at the all-inclusive Denali Backcountry Lodge and one night at Denali Cabins, nestled in the preserve's boreal forest)
·         Roundtrip transport from Anchorage and between lodges included
·         Most meals included
·         All activities included: mountain biking, gold panning, fishing, natural history presentations, morning yoga, and twice daily shuttles to Wonder Lake
·         90-mile wildlife safari tour in Denali with a naturalist guide
o    $1053 for 3-nt. stay ($600 off)
§  Travel daily thru Sep., inc. Labor Day
Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, The Bahamas
·         Sprawling 500-acre all-inclusive resort considered one of the Bahamas' best (US News & World Report)
·         Property boasts 7 on-site restaurants, a spa with a yoga studio and plunge pool, 150-slip marina, as well as 3 pools - and all accommodations open on to private terraces/terraces w/ bay views
·         Considered some of the prettiest islands in The Bahamas, The Exumas attract celebrities like Penelope Cruise, Javier Bardem and Tyler Perry, w/more than 300 days of sunshine every year
§   $299/pp/nt. w/$755 air credit per room and 2 free rounds of golf
·         Travel thru Dec.

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