As the last long weekend in summer, Labor Day marks the last chance for travelers to take a vacation before the weather cools.
Domestic airfare is up 6.6% this year at an average of $343 for a round-trip. According to Travelocity and their best Days to Fly data, money savvy travelers should consider departing on Saturday, August 30th rather than the Friday before Labor Day. Combined with a return trip on Wednesday, September 3rd, travelers can save nearly 15% versus a traditional Friday departure and Monday return.
Travelocity has rounded up the to the top ten most popular Labor Day destinations (based on airfare bookings).
|Average RT Airfare||Average Daily Hotel Rate|
|1. New York City||$323.97||$267.15|
|3. Los Angeles||$317.87||$180.68|
|4. San Francisco||$342.50||$213.81|
|7. Washington, D.C||$392.13||$160.20|
|8. South Florida||$309.56||$157.77|
|10. Las Vegas||$343.32||$128.56|
Travelocity is also offering a Labor Day promotion with $50 off of a $250 booking at a selection of primarily independent hotel properties across the US. Bookings must be made by August 31, 2014 for travel by December 31, 2014.