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Labor Day vacation deals at Top 10 destinations
It's officially mid-August, and summer feels like it's slipping right through our fingertips.
There's still that last beacon of hope, the chance to make up for all the plans you made in the past few months but didn't keep -- three magical days known as Labor Day weekend.
According to CheapOair, the top U.S. Labor Day weekend destinations are Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, New York and Chicago. The top international destinations are San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cancun, Mexico, Nassau, Bahamas, Aruba and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.
We found deals at some of these hot destinations, plus others that are just a drive away.
Want to extend your long weekend? Get round-trip airfare from New York to Las Vegas and a five-night stay at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino from $427 per person when you travel from Aug. 30-Sept. 4; at cheapoair.com.
Save big on flights from Aug. 28-Sept. 4 to Chicago, Orlando, Los Angeles and more starting at $72 at fly.com.
Save more than 50 percent when you spend the holiday weekend at Cancun's beach-front Grand Bahia Principe Akumal Resort, which is all-inclusive, meaning all meals and alcohol, and some activities for both adults and kids are included for your stay; $97 per night at bookit.com.
End summer on a healthy note with a fitness-centered package at Manhattan's Westin New York Grand Central, the newest hotel in the Grand Central area. There are guest wellness programs, an organic rooftop veggie garden and loaners of New Balance gear delivered straight to your room; from $299 per night when you stay between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2 at starwoodhotels.com.
Late summer is one of the best times to visit upstate New York's Finger Lakes region, and you can save 57 percent on a two-night stay for up to four at the Hope Lake Lodge plus one-day passes to the Cascades Indoor Waterpark; $299 at groupon.com/getaways.
Celebrate the Hamptons' last hurrah as a VIP at the Shecky's BBQ Bash in Southampton, where you'll save $30 on five hours of all-you-can-eat barbecue and beverages, desserts, a special selection of wine and champagne and access to a dry-aged beef lounge; $80 at travelzoo.com.