Road Trip Ready: Vacasa’s Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways

Four places to head for the holiday weekend and beat the crowds

Pavilion PS, a Vacasa vacation rental in the Coachella Valley, one of this year's best bet destinations for Labor Day. (Photo: Business Wire)

PORTLAND, Ore.--()--Labor Day is fast approaching, with many Americans looking to pack up for the long weekend and soak up the final days of summer. But, as travelers aim to squeeze in one last trip, destinations are filling up fast. Trend data from Vacasa, North America’s leading vacation rental management platform, shows that not only are guests booking their stays further in advance this year, but longer stays are also on the rise—reservations for four or more nights over the 2021 holiday are pacing up compared to 2019.

So, where are the most sought-after spots? Scoring a water view and beach access seem to be main draws for Labor Day weekend, with the Outer Banks, North Carolina; Lake Anna, Virginia; Bethany Beach, Delaware; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, topping the list for this year’s most booked Vacasa destinations.

To help travelers seeking a less crowded locale, Vacasa rounded up its ‘best bet’ destinations that still have ample vacation rental availability for a holiday stay. Plus, all four regions are accessible by car from major metro areas and perfect for a long weekend enjoying the great outdoors—two features the CDC recommends for safer travel. Whether you’re hitting the road with kids or reuniting with old friends, check out these mountain, beach and desert vacation destinations for a last-minute Labor Day escape:

  • Coachella Valley, California
  • Summit County, Colorado
  • Western North Carolina
  • Texas Gulf Coast

For more information on Labor Day travel trends and what to do over a long weekend in each of the ‘best bet’ destinations, read Vacasa’s blog post on Four Last-Minute Labor Day Weekend Getaways or visit to search vacation rentals.

Note: When traveling or booking vacation rentals in any destination, Vacasa recommends checking local regulations due to COVID-19.

About Vacasa

Vacasa is the leading vacation rental management platform in North America, transforming the vacation rental experience by integrating purpose-built technology with expert local and national teams. Homeowners enjoy earning significant incremental income on one of their most valuable assets, delivered by Vacasa’s unmatched technology that adjusts rates in real time to maximize revenue. Guests can relax comfortably in Vacasa’s 30,000+ homes across more than 400 destinations in North America, Belize and Costa Rica, knowing that 24/7 support is just a phone call away. In addition to enabling guests to search, discover and book its properties on and the Vacasa Guest App, Vacasa provides valuable, professionally managed inventory to top channel partners, including Airbnb, and Vrbo.

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Allison Ferre


Allison Ferre