Last-Minute Labor Day Escapes

written by | Posted on August 10th, 2011

After hitting the greens, guests at Fairmont Turnberry Isle can enjoy the Laguna Pool.

Labor Day may be right around the corner but we’re sure many vacationers have only just begun planning for the holiday weekend. And who can really blame them? The end of summertime really seems  to sneak up on all of us.  If your clients are still looking to score a last-minute Labor Day vacation deal, we’ve rounded up a few suggestions.

Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa welcomes families to enjoy one last getaway together before the next school season begins. Guests can experience the Last Bash Before Class package, including savings for back-to-school supplies from Staples, luxury overnight accommodations and breakfast for four.  Room rates begin at just $159 per night for a partial oceanview standard room. Guests also enjoy complimentary self-parking, high-speed Internet in all guestrooms, and no resort fee.

Weekend visitors may opt to add the Little Loggerheads Kid’s Club (ages 4-12) to their vacation plans, with fun activities such as cupcake decorating, seaside star gazing, movie nights and poolside arts & crafts. The Last Bash Before Class offer is valid through Sept. 30. For more information, call (800) 228-8810 or visit jupiterbeachresort.com.

While the rest of Florida may be celebrating back-to-school, this Labor Day weekend, the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort, located in North Miami, is hosting a Back-to-Golf celebration with complimentary greens fees through the entire month of September.

Book your clients the resort’s Sand & Seas package and they’ll also receive accommodations in a Fairmont room, complimentary valet parking, 20 percent off private cabanas and wave runner rentals, free kid’s meals for children 5 years and under, an Aventura Mall rewards card and savings vouchers at check-in, including $40 off at the spa and a 3-course dinner at the onsite Cascata Grille. Rates start at $169 per night.

Over Labor Day weekend, Fairmont Turnberry Isle is also featuring bbq favorites at its popular Laguna Pool, as well as kids’ activities. For more information, call (866) 612-7739 or visit fairmont.com/turnberryisle.

In New Orleans, meanwhile, Labor Day weekend is all about Southern Decadence, taking place Aug. 31- Sept. 5. Affectionately referred to as Gay Mardi Gras, Southern Decadence is one of the city’s most celebrated annual bashes, featuring pageants, contests, parties on Bourbon Street and more.

This year, the New Orleans Marriott is taking part in the festivities by offering the Rainbow Nola Getaway. Starting at $169 per night, this package includes deluxe guestroom accommodations, two complimentary welcome drinks at the hotel’s 55 Fahrenheit bar, a gay guide map of New Orleans and a Passport to Savings booklet with savings on local attractions and restaurants. For more information, visit marriott.com.

Recommend tennis fans head to Manhattan this Labor Day weekend, where The Westin New York at Times Square—the official sponsor of the U.S. Open—is offering tennis fans an opportunity to get in on all the action with its Game.Set.Match package.

Available Aug. 29-Sept. 11, this package includes roundtrip MetroCard transportation for two to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, and a gift bag with a U.S. Open souvenir. Nightly rates start at $269 (2-night minimum stay required). For more information, call (888) 716-8117 or visit westinny.com/offers. Be sure to mention promotional code USOPEN when booking.

Over on the west coast, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa located in Pismo Beach, CA—between Los Angeles and San Francisco—is offering a Best of the Central Coast package, ideal for those who want to spend time on the area’s beautiful beaches.

Priced from $500 dbl per night, this package includes dinner for two at the onsite Lido restaurant, a 60-minute massage and breakfast each morning, as well as a trip to Hearst Castle, kayaking, a surfing lesson or horseback riding. For more information, call (800) 516-0112 or visit thedolphinbay.com.