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15 Cheap Memorial Day Getaways

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15 Cheap Memorial Day Getaways

San Francisco

San Francisco

According to Travel-Ticker, the average nightly rate for a San Francisco hotel during the summer (the city's tourist peak) is about $112 per night, just $10 more than the low-season average. You can still find some great last-minute deals on Union Square properties for this holiday weekend.
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Catalina Island

Catalina Island

Catalina Island hotels offer cheaper rates during the summer than in the fall, according to Travel-Ticker. From May 4 to October 21, hotel prices are discounted up to 55 percent, averaging around $90 nightly per person (which includes ferry trips to and from Long Beach, near Los Angeles). And with bountiful activities and arresting ocean views, there's plenty to celebrate on this enchanting island.
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San Francisco

According to Travel-Ticker, the average nightly rate for a San Francisco hotel during the summer (the city's tourist peak) is about $112 per night, just $10 more than the low-season average. You can still find some great last-minute deals on Union Square properties for this holiday weekend.
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Catalina Island

Catalina Island hotels offer cheaper rates during the summer than in the fall, according to Travel-Ticker. From May 4 to October 21, hotel prices are discounted up to 55 percent, averaging around $90 nightly per person (which includes ferry trips to and from Long Beach, near Los Angeles). And with bountiful activities and arresting ocean views, there's plenty to celebrate on this enchanting island.
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Washington D.C.

Following the tourism boom that accompanies April's National Cherry Blossom Festival, hotel rates in the nation's capital drop significantly. Travel-Ticker reports prices as low as $69 a night, which are a deal compared with the average $129 advertised in fall. And May's idyllic temperatures (sans the notorious summer humidity) make enjoying free attractions and concerts held on the National Mall more comfortable.  
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Riviera Maya

According to Travel-Ticker, Riviera Maya resorts offer unbeatable prices (starting at $69) from May through October 31. And over Memorial Day weekend, you'll compete with fewer tourists for a prime spot on the Riviera's white-sand beaches.
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Orlando

Orlando boasts low prices year-round, so escaping here for the weekend is doable on almost any budget. For Memorial Day, Travel-Ticker notes that resorts near Disney World are advertising extremely affordable rates. For example, room rates at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort start at $99 a night.
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Boston

Boston's rich history and reduced room rates at luxury properties make this patriotic city an ideal escape for Memorial Day. Travel-Ticker highlights the Royal Senesta Boston as a stellar last-minute deal, with rates now priced at $199 per night, about 45 percent less than the regular season price.
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Phoenix & Scottsdale

Arizona's warm, dry climate and luxurious accommodations draw visitors year-round, but travelers can snag great deals at premiere resorts  for the three-day weekend. For example, Travel-Ticker lists rooms at Scottsdale's Montelucia Resort & Spa at $199 per night over Memorial Day weekend, about 40 percent less than the regular springtime rate.
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New Orleans

There are incredible deals in The Big Easy's charming French Quarter. Travel-Ticker shows the Bourbon Orleans Hotel offering nightly rates starting at $129 over the long weekend. And what better way to celebrate the holiday than reveling in vibrant parades and feasting on scrumptious jambalaya?
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Cancun

At this time of year, you can score some fantastic vacation packages to Cancún. Travel-Ticker lists average hotel rooms going for $93 per night, half their usual rate. And Orbitz highlights all-inclusive resorts skirting the Yucatán Peninsula that are priced at $299 per night.
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Hawaii

According to Travel-Ticker, 25 resorts across Kauai, Maui, Oahu, and the Big Island are dropping their rates by 40 percent to kick off the summer. Stay at Aston Aloha Beach Hotel on Kauai, and you'll pay only $79 per night. Or venture to Maui's Aston Ka'anapali Shores for rates starting at $157. With the shoulder season's low rates, there's little reason not to pack your bags and pamper yourself with a relaxing Hawaiian retreat.
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New York City

New York City is crowded any time of year, but all you procrastinators have lucked out this Memorial Day. According to Orbitz, if you book before May 27, you can reserve a four-star Manhattan hotel room for just $159 a night, an unbeatable price for the city that never sleeps. Plus, prices drop even more significantly at three-star properties.
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Las Vegas

Apparently, there is no better time to test lady luck than Memorial Day weekend. You'll find plenty of last-minute deals in Sin City. For example, Travel-Ticker lists the nightly rate at the Signature at MGM Grand at $95. This leaves only round-the-clock gambling as your major expense.
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Nashville

Music lovers rejoice: For the long-weekend, you'll find exceptional deals in Nashville. According to Travel-Ticker, travelers can book a room at Loews Vanderbilt Nashville for 30 percent off the usual rate of $119 per night. The savings will allow you to kick back and enjoy some live country music at one of the city's many hangouts.
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Miami

This shoulder season boasts comfortable temperatures, fewer crowds, and discounted hotel rates, making it a primo time to visit. To capture Miami's heat at a low cost, Travel-Ticker suggests a stay at the Sonesta Bayfront Hotel Coconut Grove, which is offering a special nightly rate of $160 over Memorial Day weekend. Plus, you'll find plenty of action in nearby Miami Beach to keep you busy.
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Jamaica

Sandwiched between prime tourist season and hurricane season, May is the best time to take advantage of both Jamaica's pristine waters and discounted prices. All-inclusive hotels in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios are offering more than 60 percent off regular prices, according to Orbitz. Luxury accommodations, such as Sandals Carlyle in Montego Bay, boast 65 percent off nightly rates, rounding to about $310 per suite.
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