ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Labor Day marks the last long weekend of the summer season, and travelers looking for a last-minute, affordable getaway are in luck. Labor Day weekend is traditionally the most affordable holiday weekend of the year in Orlando - with up to 40 percent savings over other holiday weekends such as Christmas, New Years, and the Fourth of July.
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 Labor 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 $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 percent 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 Saturday, Sept 3 and Monday, Sept 5.
- Beautiful Harry P. Leu Gardens is offering free admission to everyone on Labor Day, Sept. 5.
ACTIVITIES UNDER $20
And, even beyond Labor 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.
The Orlando Destination
Home to seven of the world's top theme parks, Orlando is the No. 1 family vacation destination, theme park capital of the world, and most visited destination in the United States. An unparalleled mix of unique experiences create cherished memories for visitors, including legendary theme parks from Disney, Universal and SeaWorld, an array of world-class water parks, entertainment venues, an award-winning food scene, shopping, sports and nightlife. And, with 450 hotels, Orlando offers more lodging options than nearly any other destination in the world, from expansive resorts to uniquely themed hotels.
About Visit Orlando
Visit Orlando is the official tourism association for the most visited destination in the United States, with representation in more than a dozen countries around the world. Visit Orlando, together with its 1,200 member organizations, represents the area's leading industry.
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SOURCE Visit Orlando