Most Popular Labor Day Weekend Destinations


Most Popular Labor Day Weekend Destinations

Travelers Choose Big Cities to Mark the Unofficial End of Summer

A leading discount travel site, announced the top 10 North American destinations that travelers are visiting this Labor Day weekend. Popular urban and cultural landscapes dominate the list along with a few gateways to natural beauty. In a fun twist, the three most booked cities for Labor Day – New York, Boston and Chicago – also have very close ties to the history of the holiday itself. And if you’re a traveler who’s also wanted to check out one of these destinations, it’s not too late to score a great deal.


Plenty of travelers are looking to spend Labor Day enjoying the excitement that only a big city can give. However, they can also celebrate the holiday with some historic flavor as the two most popular cities on the list, New York and Boston, were the actual birthplace of Labor Day. The first Labor Day was observed in 1878 in Boston and the first official celebration of the holiday took place in New York in 1882. Coming in at number three is Chicago, which has its own rich history in the American labor movements.

Other travelers seem to be interested in having access to a bit more of nature’s offerings. San Francisco, San Diego, and Vancouver all make the list, and these cities give travelers access to an abundance of outdoor activities and beautiful scenery.

Best of all, this list is filled with cities that offer excellent value and exceptional weather this time of year.

The 10 most popular Labor Day weekend destinations by bookings and average nightly hotel prices for each are as follows:

1. New York City          $195
2. Boston                       $129
3. Chicago                     $90
4. Las Vegas                  $95
5. San Francisco           $135
6. Toronto, Canada      $93
7. Vancover, Canada    $116
8. SanDiego                   $94
9. Dallas                         $59
10. Washington, DC    $89

“Labor Day is the last long weekend of the summer and often the last chance for many to get away before the temperatures begin to cool down and our schedules get a bit busier,” said Clem Bason, president of the Hotwire® Group. “And with Hotwire’s great deals, it’s a perfect time for travelers looking to enjoy another summer trip before fall is upon us.”

The 10 most popular Labor Day weekend destinations and average prices are based on hotel bookings made on between June 1 and June 28, 2014 for travel between September 1 and September 6, 2014.

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