With the Labor Day holiday soon here, more Ohioans are expected to get away for the long weekend that is traditionally regarded as the end of the summer travel season. According to AAA Ohio booking data, the number of Ohioans traveling between Thursday and Monday is expected to increase 8.2 percent from last year. “More Ohioans will be wrapping up this busy summer travel season with quick weekend getaways and some longer vacations,” said Zach Fisher, director, travel sales for AAA Ohio Auto Club, in a statement. “This will make for some crowded airports and roadways, so if you’re traveling this holiday, make sure you plan ahead and pack your patience.” Not only are there more Ohioans traveling for the holiday, they are also taking extended vacations, according to AAA. The average Ohio traveler plans to spend nearly six days on vacation this Labor Day weekend, 6 percent more than in 2017. About 85 percent of Labor Day travelers will drive with most trips … [Read more...] about AAA: More Ohioans expected to travel on Labor Day weekend
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Tourists take in the lake sights on Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Lake George, N.Y. (John Carl D'Annibale/Times Union) Tourists take in the lake sights on Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Lake George, N.Y. (John Carl D'Annibale/Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale Buy photo Tourists lunch on sidewalk tables on Canada Street Thursday July 5, 2018 in Lake George, NY.(John Carl D'Annibale/Times Union) Tourists lunch on sidewalk tables on Canada Street Thursday July 5, 2018 in Lake George, NY.(John Carl D'Annibale/Times Union) Photo: John Carl D'Annibale, Albany Times Union Buy photo With more enjoyable weather a sizable crowd came to the Saratoga Race Course Saturday July 28, 2018 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Skip Dickstein/Times Union) With more enjoyable weather a sizable crowd came to the Saratoga Race Course Saturday July 28, 2018 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. … [Read more...] about Tourism experts tout summer turnout, expect busy Labor Day weekend
By Linda Zavoral | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group August 27, 2018 at 9:00 am You’ve got your pick of art festivals to close out Labor Day weekend. One’s a gathering in a lush forest; the other’s a lively street fair. Here are the details: The Kings Mountain Art Fair, now in its 55th year, is considered one of California’s top such events, with 135 juried artists from the United States and Canada gathering to create a gallery among the redwoods of Woodside. Launched in 1963 as a fundraiser for the remote Kings Mountain community, that first event made a $50 profit for the volunteer fire company. This year’s fair will include a Kiddie Hollow for budding artists and a Meet the Firefighters booth. Details: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 1-3 (with breakfast starting at 8 a.m.); park along Skyline Boulevard and take a free trolley from one of the marked stops into the forest. Free admission; … [Read more...] about 2 Labor Day weekend art festivals on the Peninsula
/EIN News/ -- Mercer County, PA, Aug. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Back for its 150th year, The Great Stoneboro Fair starts on August 29th and goes through Labor Day. Visitors attending this 6 day event can expect to find livestock & agricultural judging & displays, great food, All American Lumberjack Camp & Show, kid’s events, harness racing, midway rides, tractor pulls, demolition derby, fireworks and much more! Admission is $10 per person which includes parking, grandstand seat, midway rides and centerfield shows. Children under two are free. For more on admission fees including information for parents and guardians follow this link. A complete list of fair attractions and times as well as Midway ride hours can be found on their schedule of events. About Mercer County, PA Located in Western Pennsylvania, Mercer County PA is home to Grove City Premium Outlets, boutiques, and unique specialty stores for shoppers. The area is also known … [Read more...] about The Great Stoneboro Fair in Mercer County PA…“Always on Labor Day, A Family Tradition for Over 150 Fairs”!
Shannon McMahon SmarterTravel.com Published 11:57 p.m. UTC Aug 16, 2018 Between beach weekends and family outings, it’s easy to let summer slip away without planning a Labor Day weekend getaway. Later is better than never, though, thanks to these last-minute hotel deals and surprise airfare savings. Here are the best places to take a last-minute advantage of your day off this year — without breaking the bank. St. Louis Always affordable and home to beloved barbecue, music and the newly reopened Gateway Arch, St. Louis is even better as a Labor Day weekend getaway thanks to the annual Big Muddy Blues Festival that falls on the holiday weekend each year. Beyond blues music, the city offers plenty of craft beer and spirits to sample, a rising culinary scene, bike-able outdoor spaces and green parks to explore. Budget hotels in St. Louis average at just $105 per night, and St. Louis flights are forecasted to be some of the most affordable airfare for Labor Day by KAYAK … [Read more...] about 10 affordable Labor Day weekend getaways for 2018