How to Save on a Labor Day Getaway

Labor Day weekend is always a great time to hangout and relax with some friends. Whether that be by the pool, at the beach, or out in the country side, the weekend is full of fun. Maybe you want to escape the norm and take a Labor Day getaway to relax instead. There a few tips for limiting your expenses on a getaway this Labor Day Weekend.

As strange as it may sound, delay booking a trip. It may seem counterintuitive, but the longer you wait, the better your chances of maximizing savings. Many hotels impose stay restrictions of up to three nights due to high travel demand during peak holidays, but when rooms remain empty days before much-anticipated holiday weekends, prices drop and stay requirements disappear. Waiting until the Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday before Labor Day could up your chances of nabbing a deal.

Try shifting your departure date. You’ll snag a bargain if you’re willing to shift your trip a day forward or backward. Since travel demand is highest on weekends, taking off on Thursday or returning on Tuesday will yield a broader range of options. Another alternative is to leave on Sunday or stay until the Wednesday after Labor Day. Avoiding the holiday rush will increase your chances of getting better prices than if you planned to travel during peak travel days.

Look for new places to travel that most others don’t think of. It may sound cliché, but if you steer clear of popular getaway spots like Seattle or New York City, you’ll stumble upon some incredible destinations that cost half the price of typical trips. You’ll expose yourself to a new place, and save some dough in the process.

Tweet your way to competitive savings. Airlines and hotels often use social media, like Facebook and Twitter, to advertise discounted rates. Travel agencies use social media to give away deals every day. To take full advantage, sign up for customized email alerts, so you can find out instantly when prices decrease for your desired destination.

Wherever you plan to travel this Labor Day Weekend, try to take some of these tips into mind to save some extra cash. There are plenty of Labor Day deals out there where you can save big! Stay Wise! (References: Travel.USNews.com, Clem Bason)