We’ve got some tough news to share: Labor Day is right around the corner.
“But we’re still in the midst of summer!”you’re likely thinking, as you sip your favorite summer margarita. But, no. The season’s days are numbered, and soon we’ll all be bundled up in layers, longing for shorter, sunnier days.
Which means, right about now, you’re probably thinking, “Is it too late to book something for Labor Day?” One last sunny getaway, right?
The answer is no. You still have time to score some great, (read: cheap) travel deals. Securing the best ones often requires a mix of strategic planning, online sleuthing and, sometimes, sheer luck. There are, of course, some destinations that are cheap places to travel to regardless of the season. But, for the most part, booking last-minute Labor Day travel could leave you with a costly airfare ticket—with a few notable exceptions.
To help find some low-cost trips you can jump on before the season is over, we asked the experts over at KAYAK for the most affordable places to travel to for Labor Day weekend. Here are the top nine cities with the best airfare prices, depending on how far out you book your trip.
If you book your flight three weeks out…
Tickets to St. Louis, MO have a median airfare of $131
Tickets to San Diego, CA have a median airfare of $138
Tickets to Pittsburgh, PA have a median airfare of $154
If you book your flight two weeks out…
Tickets to Martha’s Vineyard, MA have a median airfare of $111
Tickets to Memphis, TN have a median airfare of $131
Tickets to San Diego, CA have a median airfare of $147
If you’re booking the week of Labor Day weekend…
Tickets to Las Vegas, NV have a median airfare of $144
Tickets to Austin, TX have a median airfare of $149
Tickets to New Orleans, LA have a median airfare of $149