You'll definitely need a marg poolside at the new LINE Austin.

Labor Day, That magical Day three-day weekend that honors the Labor Movement and the hard work that you do, is almost upon us. Of course, you long to escape the confines of your daily rigamarole. But you did not plan ahead. No worries; we got you.

Here are three getaways within driving distance you can still book, a few with incredible perks in honor of Labor Day.


LINE Austin | From $195 per night | 2.5-hour drive (and you know you gotta stop at Buc-ee's in Bastrop)

Guests looking to stay between Aug. 28 and Sept. 3 can book the Leisure and Labor deal (use code LEISUREPLZ ) for a special rate on a lakeside-view room, as well as free valet parking and $20 towards food and drink at the hotel bar Dean’s One Trick Pony, home to burgers, disco fries, and frozen margaritas served poolside. 

The hotel will host numerous events all weekend long including detox yoga, DJ sets at the pool and rooftop bar, and even a fried chicken pop-up with LA's popular Lucky Bird. But you'll also be close to the Congress Avenue bat bridge and right in the heart of downtown Austin, with easy access to numerous bars, clubs, shops and restaurants.

Splash around indoors or outdoor at the Marriott Rivercenter.

San Antonio

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter | From $161 per night | 3-hour drive

You'll want to bring the kids for this one. Not just because the hotel is in close proximity to the Legoland Discovery Center and the aquarium, or because the indoor-outdoor pool will blow their minds. But families who book the Kids Eat Free! Family Time in San Antonio package can also get free kids meals (ages 12 and under; order from kids menu only) at the hotel’s on-site restaurants, including Sazo’s Southwestern. You can snag this offer in Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 12 (use code ZJ6), and it's valid for up to four kids per room. 

We're rather obsessed with the shared spaces at Maison de la Luz.

New Orleans

Maison de la Luz | $197 per night | 6-hour drive (plus extra hour for Prejean's or Billy's pitstop)

Okay, fine. There is no discounted package on offer. But look at this place. Yes, the intimate stunner from Atelier Ace opened in May in the former New Orleans City Hall with 67 incredible rooms and an adjacent cocktail lounge and eatery, Bar Marilou, that's already make waves due to its renowned operators (the French hospitality group Quixotic Projects), exquisite drinks and food (hello, Époisses gougères), and its cool digs inside an old library. 

It’s all about the luxurious details at this hotel, from hand-embroidered linens, snake handles on the shower doors, wild tile, rugs and wallpaper, and local art. This six-story gem is also in an absolutely great location—in the Warehouse District right off of Lafayette Square, walkable to the neighborhood's numerous award-winning eateries, museums, galleries and music venues, as well as to the French Quarter. Just be forewarned, it is Decadence weekend. You will witness craziness in the Vieux Carre. 

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