ORLANDO – Labour Day marks the last long weekend of the summer season, and travellers looking for a last-minute, affordable getaway are in luck. Labour Day weekend is traditionally the most affordable holiday weekend of the year in Orlando, with up to 40% savings over other holiday weekends such as Christmas and New Years.
Recently named the No. 1 Most Affordable City for Family Travel by Forbes – which noted the destination’s exceptional values in airfare, hotel, car rental and meals – Orlando has plenty to offer this Labour Day for those looking for budget-friendly activities and seasonal deals:
LABOR DAY WEEKEND — DINING DEALS
- Food lovers can experience Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, celebrating Orlando’s emerging culinary scene and offering prix fixe dinners at some of the area’s hottest restaurants for just $33, a savings of 33%.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND — HOTEL DEALS
- Rosen Plaza is offering a two-night package for US$169 including 25% restaurants including Jack’s Place and Café Matisse. Additional nights available for $99 plus tax.
- B Hotels & Resorts is offering rates starting at $107 when purchased seven days in advance.
- The Point Orlando Resort is offering a rate of $109 for a one-bedroom suite, with free breakfast for 2 daily and no resort fee.
- Blue Heron Beach Resort is offering a 60% discount on all accommodations with a three night minimum stay.
- Reunion Resort is offering starting rates of $175 per night with a $25 Visa gift card awarded for each night of stay, using code FAMILYFREEDOM.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND — ATTRACTION DEALS
- America’s Escape Game challenges guests to be their own heroes, and escapees can save $10 off standard ticket prices Sept. 2-5, with online code “VOAEG10”.
- Sammy Duvall’s Watersports invites guests to parasail, water ski, wake board and more with a 20% discount Sept. 2-5, with online code “Labor Day”.
- Nature lovers can catch a glimpse of alligators, eagles, turkeys, wild boars, roseate spoonbills and other native creatures at Wild Florida, offering free entry for kids 12 and under, limit 4 per family, on Sept 3 and Sept 5.
- Beautiful Harry P. Leu Gardens is offering free admission to everyone on Labour Day, Sept. 5.
ACTIVITIES UNDER $20
And, even beyond Labour Day, visitors to Orlando will find a variety of year-round low-cost attractions. For a more complete list of ideas, check out Activities Under $20 in Orlando.
- The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, including his famed leaded-glass lamps. Admission prices are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $1 for students and free for children under age 12.
- West Orange Trail Bikes and Blades Co. offers hourly, daily and weekly road bike rentals for visitors to explore Central Florida’s scenic trails, including the 22-mile West Orange Trail. Rentals start at $7 per hour, with hotel delivery and group bike tours available at an additional cost.
- SAK Comedy Lab combines improv players and audience suggestions for hilarious scenes. General Admission tickets range from $5-$12.
- Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour provides a relaxing narrated cruise through the lakes and canals of historic Winter Park, and showcasing natural wildlife and mansions that line the waterways. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 2-11.
- The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye towers above the entire I-Drive 360 complex to take guests to new heights. Admission, when purchased online prior to arrival, is $20 for adults and $15 for children, with discounted tickets for Florida Residents.
For more discounts and deals, guests can check out VisitOrlando.com/deals for savings on hotels, attractions, restaurants, shopping and beyond.