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Rounds up Best Places for a Final Summer Hurrah

Boston, July 28, 2010 –, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, helps travelers get in a last hurrah of the summer with its list of Top 10 Labor Day Destinations. Labor Day weekend, the last big travel weekend of the summer, falls late this year taking place from September 3rd to 6th. With summer already at its half way mark, now is the perfect time to plan and book a long weekend getaway to get in some end of summer fun. Whether it is hitting the beach one last time, enjoying the great outdoors with some hiking or taking in the various Labor Day festivities, offers suggestions for everyone with its list of ten U.S. cities worth checking out over the Labor Day weekend and provides great airfare deals to get you there.

Five of the ten top destinations include:

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Nothing says Americana summer like the mini-golf courses, water parks, daiquiri bars and t-shirt shops of Myrtle Beach, so it’s the quintessential destination to wave goodbye to the season. This Labor Day weekend, attend the annual Beach, Boogie, and BBQ Festival in Grand Park and take advantage of the barbecue competition. With car shows, arcades, food vendors, and constant live entertainment, there’s no shortage of things to do in Myrtle Beach. Round-trip flights from Atlanta to Myrtle Beach over Labor Day weekend are available on from $139.

Washington, DC - A variety of music hits the streets of the country’s capital this Labor Day weekend. See the National Symphony Orchestra perform a free concert on the West Lawn of the US Capitol, or check out the DC Blues Festival that Saturday, Sept. 4, at the Carter Barron Amphitheater. Beatles fans can also revel in Abbey Road on the River, where more than 50 bands from around the world play tribute to the fabulous foursome, from Sept. 2-6. Round-trip flights from New York to Washington DC over Labor Day weekend are available on from $119.

San Diego, California - Flip flops and surfboards – two icons pretty much sum up the attitude of this SoCal city. If you’re celebrating Labor Day by longing for more summer, this is the place to do it. Ride the ocean-front roller coaster of Mission Beach, or see the San Diego Symphony play in Seaport Village. Go from laid-back La Jolla beaches to gussied-up cocktails in Gaslamp to experience San Diego on all cylinders. Round-trip flights from San Francisco to San Diego over Labor Day weekend are available on from $162.

Detroit, Michigan - If you’re dancing to the beat of your own tune this Labor Day weekend, you might want to consider catching the 31st annual Detroit Jazz Festival. Tributes to artists like Art Blakey, Ray Brown, Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Betty Carter and Gil Evans along with performances by jazz groups, school ensembles and choirs will rock Motor City for three days straight. Top it all off with the Labor Day parade on Monday. Round-trip flights from Chicago to Detroit over Labor Day weekend are available on from $179.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Every weekend is a party in Las Vegas, but, from Sept. 3-6, Sin City will light up in a pool party extravaganza. The Strip expects 2 million visitors, and is handing out VIP passes and hotel discounts for smart travelers that plan ahead. Check out events at nightclubs like Pure, Vanity, Jet, and Tao, and spend your days at pool parties of Wet Republic, Rehab, and Bare. There’s also a lineup of celebrities and DJs that will soon be announced. Round-trip flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas over Labor Day weekend are available on from $139.

Other cities included in the list of Top 10 Labor Day Destinations include:

  • Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri;
  • Fire Island, New York;
  • Block Island, Rhode Island;
  • Sausalito, California and
  • Great Falls, Montana.

All prices include taxes and fees and are correct at time of publication. Prices are subject to availability.