Budget, Destinations, Golf

Where to Travel this Labor Day

August 27, 2013 by

Holiday traffic

Looking for a less popular destination with plenty to do?

Ready to get away this Labor Day and wondering where to go? Travel club AAA has projected 34.1 million Americans will travel over the holiday weekend. Almost 33 million of those people will plan to travel at least 50 miles from home. That’s the highest number since 2009!

The fact that more people plan to travel leads to another question. Do you want to follow the crowds or go somewhere less crowded?

Orlando

There’s plenty to do in Orlando including golf.

Most Popular Destinations this Labor Day

Travel search engine Kayak has said they experienced a 62% increase in searches related to Atlanta compared with the weekends before and after the holiday. This boost could be related to the Alabama vs. Virginia Tech Chick-fil-A season opener and NASCAR races at the Atlanta Speedway, but it’s still a big increase.

Here’s the list of the top searched destinations this holiday, which offers a look at where people are planning to go according to Kayak searches.

  1. Atlanta
  2. Denver
  3. Cancun, Mexico
  4. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  5. Seattle
  6. Pittsburgh
  7. Houston
  8. Salt Lake City
  9. Fort Lauderdale
  10. Phoenix

Holiday Honolulu

Black Sand Beach in Honolulu

Less Popular Options this Labor Day

If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday getaway over the Labor Day holiday weekend, perhaps you should consider one of these three major American cities as possible alternatives:

  • San Francisco: San Francisco offers plenty to do and see and, according to TheSuitest, hotel rooms are $70 to $100 cheaper than on weekends bookending the Labor Day weekend.
  • Orlando: Hotels in the Orlando area also are $70 to $100 cheaper than surrounding weekends. Along with Disney, it’s a great getaway for golfers, too, and offers plenty of other things to do and see.
  • Honolulu: For those who have always wanted to visit Hawaii, there’s a big drop in hotel prices overt the Labor Day Weekend according to Kayak.

While these destinations won’t be devoid of crowds, they aren’t the hot spots this holiday. They are rich in culture, entertainment, and offer plenty to do. And this Labor Day weekend, you can even save some money on your hotel, too.

Photo credits: moflytier, Jason Helle, vl8189



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