Holiday Travel 07/30/2018 – Bethesda, Maryland

Top Ten Places For An Unexpected Labor Day Getaway

Known as the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day is a prime time to embrace the long weekend and take the opportunity to explore a new city. From stylish suites for extended family, to fan-favorite attractions and local cuisine, Marriott International opens the door to cultural and undiscovered experiences this holiday for foodies, families, friends, and fans across the USA and from Canada to Mexico.

Le Méridien Denver Downtown

Foodie Nation
Denver, CO – The city’s reputation as a foodie destination has evolved in recent years. From chef-owned restaurants to locally-sourced ingredients to appearances on national television shows, it is worth adding the city to your culinary wish list.  Beyond the typical dining experience, plan a morning exploring the city’s coffee culture including some local roasts, and then spend the afternoon on the Denver Beer Trail.  The city has more than 100 distilleries, breweries, and tap rooms. Finish the evening at the new Le Méridien Denver Downtown, which will offer aperitivo hour every day throughout the Summer, backgammon and rosé in The Lobbyist bar on Sundays, and vintage summer cinema on Mondays, all as part of Au Soleil: Summer Soiree by Le Méridien.

Charlotte, NC – Travelers can get a taste of Southern cuisine at The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte. Enjoy a progressively Southern approach to new American cuisine at Gallery Restaurant, sip the hotel’s private beer selection with sweeping views at Veranda, or savor Afternoon Tea offered on select days. After a culinary tour, guests can enjoy resort-style amenities such as golf, spa, and pools or head out to see Charlotte’s 19th Annual Labor Day Parade.

Family Fun
Anaheim, CA – Anaheim is synonymous with one of the most sought-after family experiences in the country: Disneyland! Families can end summer on a high note at the Anaheim Marriott,  offering a seamless stay and park experience with the Discover Disneyland package, including accommodations, self-parking, shuttle for two adults and two kids to Disneyland, and $100 Disney Gift Card per night. Labor Day marks the start of Disneyland’s Halloween Season and traveling families can be the first to see what the park has in store.

Montréal, Canada– Families should look north for a stylish Labor Day getaway and check-in to one of W Montréal’s Wow Suites. The Bold Suites promotion includes food and beverage credits, which the family can use at the on-site fusion restaurant Nom Nom, or W Bartizan lounge. The whole crew can take advantage of the summer-to-fall weather with an Old Montréal Walking Tour, or head to one of the city’s famed museums and exhibits for an educational spin on the trip.

Atlanta, Georgia –  Families who have been to Atlanta might be familiar with popular attractions like the Georgia Aquarium but should also consider exploring the College Football Hall of Fame, SCAD Museum of Art, and the Atlanta BeltLine. Get to know the Hollywood of the South and the unexpected in Atlanta with interesting neighborhoods like Inman Park, Decatur, and Virginia Highlands.  Don’t forget to visit the Skyline Park at Ponce City Market for cool games, a huge slide, and views of the city.  The apartment style suites at Residence Inn Atlanta Buckhead provide the extra space families need in addition to a complimentary breakfast buffet.

Friend-cations
Cancun, Mexico – If capturing the tail-end of summer bliss is the wish, Marriott Cancun Resort can make the magic happen with its Wellness Beach Retreat package including breakfast, a beach cabana rental with fruit and water, and beautifying-spa treatments. With easy access from most major U.S. airports and attractive rates in the fall, Cancun is calling this Labor Day.

Phoenix, AZ – The active friend-cation has a home at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort for the September holiday weekend. From a friendly game of Pickleball and rounds at the WildFire Golf Club, to poolside reading and cocktails by the firepits, the fitness (and relaxation!) experiences are abundant at the resort. For the friends who are up for exploration, the property offers access to Cave Creek, where travelers will find an authentic western lifestyle experience and small-town charm.

Orlando, FL – Sunshine and warm temperatures await in Florida. An easy destination to reunite with friends due to the number of non-stop flights, the city offers more than just theme parks.    Locals love downtown Orlando, including acclaimed dining, nightlife, culture, and shopping, and Aloft Orlando Downtown is close to it all and across the street from Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Fan Travel
Chicago, IL – The Windy City is a serious contender when it comes to playing host to major sporting events.  For easy access to the action, the Courtyard Chicago Downtown/River North’s Sports and Concert Package includes overnight accommodations, passes for transportation, and a map of downtown for easy navigation to stadiums, parks, and more.

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center

Grapevine, TX – Some of the best sports experiences take place in Texas including baseball, football and golf.  Explore the sports scene over Labor Day weekend as well as local activities including SummerFest at Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center which is an annual event featuring family-friendly activities. The resort overlooks Lake Grapevine, the perfect place to sail, fish and kayak.

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