Travelocity’s Courtney Scott with top travel destinations for Labor Day

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Courtney Scott is the Senior Travel Editor for Travelocity.com. She is also really hot and has traveled to the coolest places on earth. If you’re going to take travel advice, why not get it from an expert?

We asked Courtney for a list of great vacations and cheap deals for guys in seek of a final party destination on Labor Day weekend. 

Las Vegas, Nevada:
$119/night at the four-star SLS Las Vegas right on the Las Vegas Strip. Stay three nights and get the third night free! It will be a weekend of live DJs and EDM: Steve Akoi at Wet Republic, Steve Angello at Encore Beach Club, David Guetta, Krewella and many more!

Cancun, Mexico:
$127/night for a deluxe room with kitchenette at the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort, located on Playa Mujeres. For $54/night, you can stay at the Suites Sina Cancun, right in the Cancun hotel zone, a property on the laguna with more budget accommodations, but a great location and value.

Miami, Florida:
Vacation like royalty at the Lord Balfour right in the heart of South Beach on Ocean Drive. You will enjoy a room fit for a king for only $185/night (while inventory lasts). Events are happening all around Miami. You can sail away on chic South Beach Lady Yacht on Saturday, which is hosting the annual All White Yacht Party hosted by Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s Karlie Redd, or on Sunday, the Rock the Yacht Labor Day Party Cruise will set sail at Bayfront Park. Of course, if you’d rather be on land, there are pool parties happening throughout Miami.

Denver, Colorado:
Denver’s summer of festivals continues through Labor Day weekend where you’ll enjoy A Taste of Colorado food festival with tasty treats from over 50 local restaurants and food trucks. There is no shortage of pubs and saloons around Denver, and a must-visit is My Brother’s Bar, one of the oldest bars in Denver. Looking for live music?  You can head to the Bluebird Theater or Summit Music Hall. For those looking to party, SOCO (South of Colfax) is the place to be. It’s Denver’s nightlife district and is home to Denver’s best nightlife venues. You can stay at the gorgeous Magnolia Hotel in Downtown Denver for $146/night.

When you book on Travelocity.com, use promo code GO50 for $50 off $250 or more on your hotel and GO75 for $75 off $750 or more with a three-night minimum stay.

And when you’re done shopping for a trip, visit Courtney’s website and YouTube account for more from the travel expert.

  

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Deals in Las Vegas

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Now that the holiday rush is over, we’ve hit the part of the travel season where you can find some deals out there. But of course that depends on where you’re going and what you want to do. If you’re looking to hit South Beach or go skiing, you’re going to pay top dollar this time of year. On the other hand, if you’ve been looking for an opportunity to hit Las Vegas, you’ll find tons of deals this time of year.

Keep in mind that it will be cooler in Vegas for the next several months, so the whole pool scene is non-existent. That’s probably the main reason things slow down this time of year. But if you’re looking for a luxury weekend with your wife or a sexy date, and you want a great hotel and the chance to see some great Vegas shows, then this timing is perfect. Of course, many people go for the old school reason of gambling in the casinos. Of course you can play these games online at places like 888, but the social aspect of playing in a casino can only be matched in a place like Vegas. Even the local casinos aren’t the same.

Sites like Vegas.com have tons of deal specials, but if you shop around you’ll have plenty of options. This time of year you can even get better prices on the hot casino hotels like Cosmopolital and Aria, or the traditional luxury spots like Wynn and Bellagio. Places like Caesars Palace pictured above have added even more upscale hotels within their main hotel. Here they added the Nobu hotel which offers a unique and upscale experience. Places like this are perfect for a romantic getaway. Plus the wild side of Vegas is always there as well. Your date can also book great spa experiences at many of these hotels. Look for deal packages that offer these as part of the price.

The shows in Vegas are always excellent as well. We’re still partial to the Beatles “Love” show at the Mirage. Even if you’re not a huge fan of their music you will love this show, and your date in particualar will probably love it. But there are plenty of other great shows, and show tickets are sometimes included in these deal packages as well.

Finally, if you’re looking to go with your buddies instead, keep in mind that we have the NFL playoffs this weekend and then the Super Bowl in several weeks. March Madness is just around the corner. Those big weekends may not have as many discounts, but for sports betting they offer some fun times. Enjoy!

  

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