The summer vacation season is coming to a close and Labor Day weekend is a great opportunity to get out of town for one last summer hurrah. To help you navigate what’s out there, here are just a few of the best deals to take advantage across Texas for a no-hassle weekend vacation.
Holiday Weekends at Lakeway Resort and Spa
Three-day weekends are a great way to unwind, and Lakeway Resort and Spa regularly offers weekend deals for various holidays. This special offer applies to Labor Day weekend, August 29-31. Guests receive 30 percent off the best available rate — rooms starting at $209 per night.
It’s the Season to Save at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa
Take a quick drive out to the scenic Lost Pines Resort and Spa for a relaxing getaway. Guests can save 20 percent on a stay of two nights or more by using the offer code “SHSALE” when booking a room. Rates start at $272, and the offer extends through September 4.
Dive Into Summer at Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa
This special package is available through September 1 and guests can save $50 per day with a minimum two-night stay. Choose the Summer Splash Family Package starting at $359, which includes a daily breakfast for up to two adults and two children ages 12 and under, plus two pool rafts and a bottle of sunscreen.
Best of The Emily at The Emily Morgan Hotel
The self-proclaimed “Official Hotel of the Alamo” offers a great location right in the heart of San Antonio. Try out the Best of The Emily Package, starting at $194, for the ultimate San Antonio experience. Amenities include complimentary breakfast at the award-winning Oro Restaurant, discounted valet parking with unlimited in/out privileges and late check out at 2 pm. A nice alternative is the Family Fun Package (a three-night minimum stay), featuring breakfast for four and free Internet access. This package starts at $159.
Rockin’ the River Walk at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel
Located in the popular entertainment district of San Antonio, the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel is in a prime spot. For the Rockin’ the River Walk deal, rates are as low as $129 dollars, and for a nominal fee, you can upgrade for views of the River Walk, the Alamo and more. The It’s the Season to Save special is also available at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk, which means you get 20 percent off of your stay through September 4.
The Holiday Inn El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel
El Tropicano offers close access to the beautiful Museum Reach section of the San Antonio River Walk. Try out El Tropicano’s River Taxi Package, starting at $194, to receive two riverboat tickets for a lazy journey down the River Walk — plus parking and free Wi-Fi at the hotel. The Bed and Breakfast Package starts at $179 and provides a free breakfast buffet for two at on-site restaurant, Mangos.
Gulf Coast escapes
Explore Moody Gardens at Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston
For a final summer beach getaway, it’s hard to beat the Moody Gardens Hotel and its offer to explore all of the local sites. Starting at $387 for a weekend stay, guests receive two day passes to the nearby Moody Gardens attractions, complimentary yoga and complimentary valet parking for one night. Also available for the holiday weekend are the Spa Package, Stay and Play Golf Package and the Bed & Breakfast Package.
Hurricane Alley Waterpark Family Package at Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
Enjoy deluxe accommodations and tickets for two adults and two kids at the Hurricane Alley Waterpark, starting at $255. A family-friendly experience, this package includes a backpack for each kid, milk and cookies on arrival night and a daily breakfast. You can also save $25 per day with the Dive Into Summer Package if you don’t need the extra bells and whistles.
Port Royal Ocean Resort and Conference Center, Port Aransas
As a Labor Day special, Port Royal Ocean Resort offers deals from August 17-September 1 for three-night stays at the condos. A one bedroom room starts at $307, two bedroom condos range from $397-$447 and the three bedroom condos come in at $527; each package comes with a $100 resort credit.
Summer in the City at Hotel Granduca
The Summer in the City Package at the deluxe Hotel Granduca provides suite accommodations, early check-in and late check-out for guests. Guests get a $50 food and beverage credit for several dining options including The Veranda and Ristorante Cavour. Rates for suites start as a low as $215. This offer is valid for stays Thursdays through Sundays through September 1.
Holiday Special at Hotel Sorella
Receive the third night free when you book two nights over the weekend from August 28-September 1. Rates start at $169 per night for double occupancy, and the complimentary night can be applied to the current stay or used for a future weekend reservation.
Family Vacation at Crowne Plaza Houston
If you want to enjoy the sights and sounds of Houston, this Family Vacation package has you covered. Starting at $197, the package includes two adult and two kids city passes to local attractions such as Space Center Houston, the Houston Zoo and the Downtown Aquarium. It also comes with a full breakfast each day, downtown shuttle transportation and a $25 food and beverage credit.
Summer Family Fun Package at the Fairmont Dallas
The Fairmont’s package includes a $50 food and beverage credit, which can be used for breakfast, a poolside snack or dinner at the Pyramid Restaurant. Book a suite and receive 50 percent off a second adjoining room for the kids. On Saturday evenings, enjoy complimentary "dive-in" movies at the rooftop pool, featuring popular family-friendly films, popcorn and fun pool toys. The package also includes one complimentary in-room movie per night. Rates start at $209 per night, and the package is available through September 7.
Poolside Specials at Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
In honor of Labor Day, the Ritz-Carlton spa staff is celebrating poolside. On August 30 from 11 am-4 pm, hotel guests can get complimentary NuFace mini-treatments right from their pool chairs. Known as "Pilates for your face," the facial comprises a quick cleanse followed by the application of the NuFace microcurrent to rejuvenate, firm, tone and lift the skin. Other signature treatments are also available for purchase. The Ritz is also offering special Labor Day libations such as jalapeño margaritas and mixed berry mojitos. Rooms start at $369.
Vital Fitness Studio Promotion at The Joule
The Joule accommodates fitness-minded vacationers with one free class per day (Saturday through Monday) at Vital Fitness Studio. Relax post-workout with a jade and volcanic stone massage. The 80-minute treatment combines cool jade crystals and warm volcanic stones to relieve deep muscle tension and rejuvenate the mind and body. This service is offered throughout September. Hotel rates start at $223 a night.