Nearby Labor Day Weekend Destinations

Nothing on tap for the long weekend? It’s not too late! Throw your swimsuit and a toothbrush in a bag and make a quick getaway to one of these semi-close destinations. (There’s also a bonus stay-cation option if you don’t feel like spending more than twenty minutes in the car.) Whatever you decide to do, have a fun and safe Labor Day weekend!

Poolside Partying in Austin

How does a lake-view room, rooftop bar, and poolside margarita service sound? That sound you just heard was us breaking through the wall, Kool-Aid Man style, to get on the road and take advantage of the awesome Labor Day deal at LINE in Austin. Rooms start at $195 a night, and if you use code LEISUREPLZ you get a special rate for lakeside rooms with a view, free valet parking, and $20 at the hotel bar. There will be special events going on all weekend, including a fried chicken pop-up, DJ sets at the pool and bar, and detox yoga, to help you recover from aforementioned fried chicken extravaganza and bar credit. LINE Austin is located right in downtown and is close to everything, so you won’t end up feeling stuck at the hotel or spend a ton on holiday-rate Ubers.

Family-friendly Fun in San Antonio

If you’re a little past the phase of life where DJs and rooftop bars are your bag, take a kid-friendly getaway to the San Antonio River Walk. The Marriot Rivercenter has an awesome indoor-outdoor pool, is located right on the Riverwalk, and it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump to favorite attractions like the Aquarium and the new Legoland Discovery Center. Book the Kids Eat Free! Family Time Package (use code ZJ6) offered over Labor Day and score free kids meals at the hotel restaurants for up to four kids per room.

One of the beautiful sights you might see while on the San Antonio River Walk. Image: The San Antonio River Walk.

Romance a deaux in Galveston

Looking for a romantic getaway? Score a posh suite at the Hotel Galvez and enjoy sunrise walks on the beach, luxurious spa treatments, and the famous Hotel Galvez Sunday brunch. The Sweet Escape package includes accommodations for two adults, breakfast (from the restaurant or room service), and a bottle of sparkling wine. Depending on how well your weekend of romance goes, the Galvez is also a great place to host a wedding. Just sayin’.

Bonus! Houston Staycation

Holiday weekend traffic not your jam? (Pun intended.) Skip the road trip and book a room at the Hotel ZaZa in the Museum District. Hotel ZaZa is quirky and cool and offering special Restaurant Weeks menus at their on-site restaurant Monarch Bistro. Basically, ZaZa is where you tell your friends to stay while they’re in town so they get the best possible impression of Houston as an interesting city with a lot of culture and personality. There’s a special summer package available now that includes the room, a summer necessities amenity bag, frozen treats served poolside, complimentary popsicles, and an exclusive discount at ZaSpa. The Hotel ZaZa pool is one of the better spots in the city to lounge by the water with amazing skyline views, sipping a glass of bubbles and living your best life.