End of Summer Vacation Budget-Friendly Time to Travel According to The GO Group

Aug 03, 2012, 11:59 ET from The GO Group, LLC

CHICAGO, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Not ready for the brisk breezes and crisp leaves of fall? Extend your summer fun by taking advantage of the numerous travel deals available at the end of the season.  The travel experts at The GO Group, LLC, recommend the following, budget-friendly ideas and hot spots: 

Las Vegas offers many packages and deals including a $24 per night offer at Imperial Hotels and 30% off at Encore at Wynn. If gambling isn't your thing, try leaping off the 108th floor of the Stratosphere Hotel with Sky Jump Las Vegas, which will be recorded on a DVD so you can impress your friends. Guests of the Mandalay Bay Hotel can swim with sharks, fish and sea turtles in a 1.3 million gallon exhibit. Also included is an education tour and behind the scenes look at the Shark Reef Aquarium. The Mandalay Bay is offering discounts of up to 20% plus promotions offering  incentives such as discounts on food and local attractions.

The college students and big crowds are gone so end of summer is a great time to visit Fort Lauderdale.  Nature lovers will enjoy tours and airboat rides at Sawgrass Recreation Park, home to alligators and other Floridian wildlife, while history buffs shouldn't miss the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens.  The city also has a flourishing arts and entertainment district, Riverwalk, which hosts exhibits and music performances. Check sites such as www.hotels.com for properties that are offering up to 35% off regular rates when booked before August 31.

It's low season in Mexico, making it a budget-friendly summer travel destination.  Visitors can get great rates, "kids stay free promotions" and resort credits at hotels such as Palace Resorts, found in Cancun, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya.  Plus, there will be fewer people at the beaches and other attractions.

Steamboat Springs is thought to be a snow sport destination, but it has much to offer in the summer, too, such as a Summer Breakaway promotion for just $109* per person. Steamboat Wine Festival packages, golf and bike packages are available, too. Visit www.steamboat-chamber.com for all available options, prices and restrictions. 

To find other end-of-summer deals, John McCarthy, president of The GO Group, recommends travelers check out daily deal sites such as Groupon Getaways and Living Social, and local tourism sites for insider discounts. "There are myriad ways to save money at summer's end when many tourist areas wind down," McCarthy says.  "Booking flights midweek or at the last minute and being flexible with travel dates will help save money, too."

The GO Group serves all the airports in the cities above. For a complete list, visit the website, www.GOAirportShuttle.com.  

The GO Group, LLC is a one-stop source for door-to-door airport shuttle services. Each year, its members transport some 13 million passengers to and from airports in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Europe. Travelers can book ground transportation to and from both departure and destination airports through GO's website, www.goairportshuttle.com