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Last-Minute Getaways for Labor Day

Last-Minute Getaways for Labor Day Photo

Photo by onesundaymorning

Posted on August 31, 2007 in Trip Ideas

Don’t leave summer’s last hurrah to chance: head to one of the places that thrilled IgoUgo travelers over past Labor Day weekends. Visitors recommend seven spots that are perfect for the 3-day getaway:

1. Amarillo
melissabowman says: “Amarillo had much more to offer than I expected. It’s not your normal vacation spot, but it offers a few interesting things that make for a great weekend trip. The downtown area is pretty neat, and about 20 miles outside the city limits is Palo Duro Canyon State Park. There’s also Cadillac Ranch: 10 Cadillacs nose-down in a wheat field. You can take your own spray paint and write on the cars.”
Check In: The Big Texan
Check Out: Devil’s Rope Museum

2. San Francisco
ssullivan says: “San Francisco offers so much that you will quickly find that you can’t see and do everything you want in just one visit. However, there are certain activities that I always manage to do when I’m there, no matter how short the visit. Must-sees on my list are Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, the Union Square area, and the cable cars.”
Check In: Campton Place Hotel
Check Out: Amoeba Music

3. Ogunquit
bari says: “Eat Maine lobster! Lots of it! Every day you're there! There is also good shopping, and the beaches are beautiful. You can walk or take the trolley most places and you feel like you're in a small town that hasn't been touched by corporate America.”
Check In: Seacastles Resort
Check Out: Marginal Way

4. Las Vegas
Shaken_Bake says: “My husband and I took a spur-of-the-moment trip to Sin City when we found an unbeatable package deal. Three days in Las Vegas is the perfect amount of time for me; we gambled, ate well, and saw all the sights. I thoroughly enjoyed walking around the Wynn and Bellagio. I thought those public spaces were superb, and I can't wait to make my fortune to be able to stay there.”
Check In: The Venetian
Check Out: Hoover Dam

5. Hilton Head
ibeenthere says: “The beach in September and October is still wonderful. Days are very warm and the sun is still up until dinnertime. Enjoy golf and tennis when the temperatures are more moderate and the courses and courts less crowded. If you like bicycling, paved trails circle the island and can take you to almost any beach, golf course, or tennis court there.”
Check In: Harbourside III
Check Out: Hudson’s on the Docks

6. Vail
kpouchin says: “We are not really skiers, so the off-season was great for us. When you visit Vail in the fall, be sure to go to at least one Oktoberfest event. They’re fun and have good music and lots of food choices...and, of course, beer!”
Check In: The Lodge at Vail
Check Out: Piney Lake

7. Quebec City
saverb says: “We’ve been to Quebec twice and would go back any time. The architecture is beautiful, and the food is delicious and inexpensive. You can relax at the café with a cup of delicious coffee and a dessert (crepes are the best), walk the streets of Old Quebec, visit boutiques and galleries, or take a trip to the natural waterfalls.”
Check In: Loews Le Concorde
Check Out: Dufferin Terrace

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