If you’re combing the web this week frantically searching for someplace outside of NYC to spend this Labor Day weekend, you’re probably not a very good planner. It’s one of the New York region’s biggest tourist weekends and you haven’t had the foresight to book a room somewhere?
Yet, good deals are still available if you know where to look. For some timely suggestions, you might try Weekend Travel Ideas – Labor Day Getaways From NYC.
Strategy 1: If you haven’t heard of it, surf over to VRBO’s New York page. You can search for still-available rental properties and they’re usually pretty good about letting you know if a cabin or guest house remains up for grabs for the current weekend.
Strategy 2: Try Travelocity’s last-minute weekend page. Right now, it looks like there are flight/hotel deals for about $250 or so to Greensboro, SC, Memphis, TN and Fort Lauderdale. Hey — beggars can’t be choosers if they’ve left Labor Day weekend planning to the last minute!
Strategy 3: Pick someplace you’ve been and enjoyed before and get in touch with the proprietor of the bed and breakfast or hotel you stayed in. If they don’t have vacancy, chances are they’ll be able to refer you to one of their colleagues. We once had good luck with this when planning a last-minute labor day trip to Shelter Island. (Actually a wonderful place to spend the long weekend.)