A recent Travelocity survey showed that more than 70 percent of Americans believe that Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. Last year, more than 40 percent of hotel bookings were made only during the week before the long weekend, so there's still plenty of time for planning.
Some of the top destination picks for both summer and fall lovers based on local attractions, hotel prices and weather include Corpus Christi in Texas, Portland in Maine, and Key West in Florida, even though they were expensive.
Make the most of the season while the sun is still shining and the heat is still blazing without breaking the bank. Generally, the earlier you book a flight the cheaper it will be. Prices begin to gradually increase a little less than a month before a holiday, according to CheapOAir. Labor Day airfare prices are expected to rise 6 percent after August 16 and 15 percent after August. Your ticket will cost about a third more of what it should if you book the week of Labor Day.
But flying is not the only way to get to your destination – you can always go on a road trip. Visitors have to consider other expenses such as hotel rates, food and activities. Whether you want to go on a one last trip to the beach or to a final summer music festival, you want the experience to be inexpensive.
The best way to avoid extra costs is by carefully planning your itinerary, but there are not enough hours in the day for that. The following list contains budget-friendly destinations that include many free and very cheap activities people can enjoy during the long weekend.