Hot Spots for Labor Day
It's hard to believe, but this summer is quickly coming to a close. Labor Day is September 4th this year and is considered the last weekend of the summer travel season. So this year, pack up the family and make some Labor Day memories at one of these exciting travel hotspots:
Head to Prince Edward Island, a maritime province of Canada, to experience the unique beauty of its lush rolling fields coupled with some of the world's best cycling paths. Prince Edward Island has gained a solid reputation as a farm-to-table destination offering fresh and delicious culinary creations. After a day of exploring, put your feet up at the historic Hillhurst Inn, which is situated in the heart of downtown Charlottetown. Enjoy the antique feel of this mansion as well as the modern amenities of in-room Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and cable television. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from Charlottetown's waterfront, shops, and restaurants.
If you are looking for an amazing way to end your summer, catch a flight to Napa Valley, California for a memorable getaway. Napa Valley boasts world-class wineries as well as top-rated restaurants and outdoor adventures. Book your stay at the Blackbird Inn in Downtown Napa, located just minutes from area wineries. This bed and breakfast provides a full breakfast as well as evening wine and snacks daily. After a full day touring the wineries, relax on the spacious front porch and enjoy all of the modern luxuries with the traditional amenities of a classic bed and breakfast.
Be your kids' hero this summer with a surprise trip to Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida. Busch Gardens is an African animal-themed park featuring 8 roller coasters, 2 water rides, and over 12,000 animals, making it one of the largest zoos in North America. After the non-stop excitement of the amusement park, check in to the Hyatt Place Tampa Busch Gardens for a relaxing evening. Not only do they offer free Wi-Fi and a free breakfast buffet, but this contemporary hotel also boasts a 24-hour gym, outdoor pool, bakery/cafe, and Starbucks. AAA members save 10% or more and earn World of Hyatt points when booking AAA rates!
If you want a tropical getaway, look no further than the beautiful beaches of Aruba in the southern Caribbean Sea. Visitors can expect dry, sunny weather and a warm welcome from its friendly Dutch inhabitants. Aruba is home to Eagle Beach, rated one of the top ten beaches in the world. Enjoy a variety of outdoor adventures from scuba diving and windsurfing to biking through Arikok National Park. Relax during your trip with a stay at the luxurious Aruba Mariott Resort and Stellaris Casino. Spend your time at one of their 7 restaurants, outdoor pool, or first-class casino. AAA members save 5% or more and earn Marriott Rewards® points when booking AAA rates.
For a weekend of authentic Southern history, travel to Natchez, Mississippi for a tour of this charming antebellum city. Natchez offers historic home tours and riverboat gaming as well as golf, hiking, tennis, and fishing. Spend your weekend at the Devereaux Shields House located in the heart of historic Natchez city center. This 19th-century bed and breakfast serves a full Southern hot breakfast with a 24-hour beverage service. Stay at the Main House or enjoy the privacy of Aunt Clara's house a few doors away. Spend your afternoons in their manicured gardens with its terrace, fountains, and strolling paths.
Whatever trip you choose to end your summer travel, let AAA help you along the way. If you are traveling by car, visit your local AAA Car Care location for all of your vehicle maintenance needs, including battery checks. Visit your local AAA travel agent to help make your trip planning easy with hotel discounts, reservations, and TripTiks, AAA's exclusive travel planner. You can easily manage your AAA Membership online or call 1-866-593-8626 while on the road.