“Last Minute Labour Day Travel Ideas” as seen on CTV Morning Live

With the last long weekend of the summer just around the corner, make the most of the warm summer weather and plan a getaway with your family. Hotels.com wants your summer to last just a little bit longer with a special discount that will  inspire you to take that last-minute road trip this Labour Day long weekend. As summer ’16 starts to wind down, celebrate the end to an epic summer with an unforgettable vacation!

Users can save up to 50 per cent on hotels in top destinations across Canada and around the world – Hotels.com has you covered! For an extra discount, and an extra 10% off with the coupon code LAST CHANCE.

See the full list of discounts here: https://ca.hotels.com/hotel-deals/labourday

DSC_0057Peterborough & The Kawarthas
Only a quick 3 hour drive from Ottawa, this region is the perfect haven for the lakeside loungers in search of cottage country. Plan your long weekend hikes and excursions in the area along Youngs Point, Kawartha Highland Provincial Park, in Lakefield, Woodview and more.

The Viamede Resort  offers hotel accommodations and small cabins to rent right on Stony Lake. Laid out on 165 acres of unspoiled wilderness  where guest can relax by their lakefront views. This pet friendly resort attracts families, couples and friends in search of tranquility staying in either one of the guest rooms in the main lodge or in one of their cabins that are perfect for families or larger groups. The resort has also a host of amenities for guests to enjoy (kayak, canoe, hiking, bike rentals, activity centre, etc.) plus laid back dining for the whole family at The Boathouse and 5-star cuisine at The Inn at Mt. Julian that are both open to the public.

New York City
From Ottawa, The Big Apple is a non-stop flight under an hour and a half, making it the perfect spot for a last minute trip. Save money while you’re away by checking out some of the hotel deals. One great deal is from hotels.com which is offering up to 50% off deals in NYC and other major cities and an extra 10% off with the coupon code LASTCHANCE. Plus, a number of the hotels have partnered with CITYPASS (an attractions discount booklet) to offer you further discounts on some of the hottest things to do within the city.
2a New York CityOne of my favourite neighbourhoods within the city is the Flatiron District in mid-town Manhattan. Centrally located close to the Empire State Building and a ton of other restaurants, Hotel Chandler, part of the Triumph Hotel group is an haven in the city that never sleeps ​giving you the cleanliness, upscale amenities and tranquillity you need after a busy day. Recognized as one of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, their concierge was friendly and knowledgeable helping you to create a personalized itinerary within the city.

Looking to get out of the city? Only 1.5hrs from Manhattan, head over to the South Fork of Long Island for fresh farmland and Atlantic Oceanside views. The perfect destination for leaf chasers, house hunters and foodies alike to enjoy, The Hamptons are actually a lot more affordable than what you read about in the celebrity magazines. If you are hoping to experience The Hamptons like a local, your best option is to find a vacation rental property online in Westhampton for an affordable options for a family getaway or a group of friends. Long Island is known for The Hamptons Wine Trail, local sandy beaches on Dune Rd. in Westhampton and exploring the arts and culture in the area through the Hamptons Art Hub.
Dune Road MansionsToronto

My home town, there is always a ton to do in Toronto, the warm summer weather bring visitors and locals alike outdoors to High Park, Toronto Island and the Scarborough Bluffs. The city reawakens in the summer to welcome a number of arts and cultural festivals as the Canadian National Exhibition rounds up its two-week long summer programming this weekend. Take in all the attractions including concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, international performances plus comedy and animal shows. Interact with park entertainers, farm animals, colourful characters in Kids World and so much more. All the excitement culminates on Labour Day Weekend in a three-day air show.

On September 4, 2016, the Ontario Science Centre, with support from corporate sponsor TELUS®, presents its seventh annual Community Day, offering free general admission and $9 IMAX ® Dome tickets. Community Day ensures science and technology are accessible to all members of the community.

Also, Canada’s Wonderland will present its fireworks display when the park closes at 10:00 pm on September 4 with a unique fireworks design, over an original sound track and over 6,000 colourful explosions.
3a Toronto

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