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These Are The Top 4 Destinations For Labor Day Travel In The United States

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Labor Day is just around the corner, which means if you haven't planned a holiday weekend getaway yet, now is the time to do so.

With Labor Day falling on Monday, September 4 this year, many American travelers will take the opportunity to travel over the long weekend (or take an extra day or two off work to extend their vacation even further.)

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Priceline has the data on the top Labor Day travel destinations with affordable flights this year in case you're still looking for ideas for where to go.

1. Las Vegas, Nevada

One of the top destinations for Labor Day weekend is Las Vegas. Nicknamed the City of Sin, Las Vegas is best known for its famous casinos, lavish hotels, and extravagant entertainment.

However, there's a lot more to Las Vegas than meets the eye.

Las Vegas, Nevada,

It can be a family-friendly destination, and there are lots of activities and entertainment options that are fun for all ages. It's also a good base for exploring more of the American Southwest, with great day trips like the Valley of Fire and Red Rock Canyon within easy driving distance.

Las Vegas also has some things that are affordable, with cheap flights and budget-friendly hotels to choose from.

2. Orlando, Florida

Another one of the best destinations for Labor Day is Orlando.

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This Central Florida destination is home to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando, two of the most popular theme parks in the world.

And now is an incredible time to visit. Disney World has been experiencing surprisingly low crowds and wait times throughout the summer, and that is expected to continue throughout September 2023 before Disney World enters its busy holiday season stretching from October through December.

Both Disney World and Universal are offering steep discounts on ticket packages through the end of September, making it one of the most affordable times to go.

Universal Orlando

3. Chicago, Illinois

If you're looking for a great city break destination for this Labor Day weekend, look no further than Chicago. The city is currently breaking tourism records as more and more visitors flock to the Windy City for vacation.

Why visit Chicago right now? It's a world-class destination for entertainment, shows, restaurants, museums, and other tourist attractions like the Skydeck Chicago observation deck.

Skyline of Chicago at dusk

This city is also more affordable than you might expect, especially when compared to some other big cities in the United States, such as New York or Los Angeles. It's possible to score a great deal on flights and hotels this Labor Day weekend in Chicago.

4. New York, New York

Finally, New York is one of the best destinations to visit during Labor Day weekend this year. It's no surprise that the largest city in the United States makes this list because New York gets more tourists than anywhere else in the country.


Early September is a good time to visit the city. While it can still be hot on Labor Day, it's not as scorching as the months of July and August. This is also the end of the summer tourist season in New York, so you can enjoy lower crowd levels at many museums and attractions.

Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor attractions in New York, like walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, taking a bike ride in Central Park, strolling the High Line, or taking a river cruise to see the iconic city skyline from the water.

view of building in new york city

It's also a great time to take an off-the-beaten-path local tour and see a different side of the city that many tourists never see.

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