Maybe you want to spend Labor Day somewhere other folks aren't going to visit, somewhere like Southern California. Travel website Hotwire reports that New York, Chicago and Las Vegas are the most popular weekend destinations for the upcoming holiday. L.A. didn't place among the top 10.
Here's the upside: Stay local and avoid the crush. Le Parc Suite Hotel in West Hollywood has a Labor Day deal that takes up to 20% off at the all-suite boutique hotel. What's there to do? Check out our picks on Southern California Close-Ups: From West Hollywood to Wilshire.
The deal: The Labor Day Sale features tiered pricing based on how long you stay: one night, 10% off; two nights, 15% off; three nights, 20% off. You may lounge around the hotel's Skydeck with cabanas, a tennis court and roof-top pool, or work out at the hotel's gym. If you need to get a little work done, there's free Wi-Fi (even pool-side) and a 24-hour business center.
When: The offer is good for stays Aug. 26-Sept. 10, subject to availability.
Tested: I found availability for a studio king suite (one bed with kitchenette and private balcony) for the discounted rate of $191 a night plus tax -- $47 cheaper per night than the best available rate. The discount for this room required a three-night stay, ideal for the Labor Day weekend.