Slideshow: 9 Family-Friendly Labor Day Getaways You Can Afford

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Slideshow: 9 Family-Friendly Labor Day Getaways You Can Afford

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A Labor Day getaway is the perfect opportunity for your family to take a trip and bid summer adieu. Whether you're looking to relax in a Mexican paradise or tap into your inner cowboy in the Midwest, these nine destinations offer kid-friendly attractions at every turn. An added bonus: According to a Kayak trend report, some of these vacation spots are also showing lower hotel prices for the long weekend.
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Washington, D.C.

With its rich history and its free, world-class attractions, Washington, D.C., is a natural choice for a family vacation. And this Labor Day, Kayak estimates that you'll be able to pay about 16 percent less than usual for a hotel room.
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A Labor Day getaway is the perfect opportunity for your family to take a trip and bid summer adieu. Whether you're looking to relax in a Mexican paradise or tap into your inner cowboy in the Midwest, these nine destinations offer kid-friendly attractions at every turn. An added bonus: According to a Kayak trend report, some of these vacation spots are also showing lower hotel prices for the long weekend.
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Washington, D.C.

With its rich history and its free, world-class attractions, Washington, D.C., is a natural choice for a family vacation. And this Labor Day, Kayak estimates that you'll be able to pay about 16 percent less than usual for a hotel room.
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Rapid City, South Dakota

Families can commune with nature — and an array of wildlife — at Custer State Park in Rapid City before they have to get back and commune with teachers and fellow students. Save money on lodging and camp at either Custer State Park or Black Hills National Forest.
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

If you want to drop some of your hard-earned cash, head to Cabo San Lucas for an all-inclusive, luxurious getaway. Resorts like the Hacienda Beach Club & Residences offer everything from kiddie spa treatments to snorkeling adventures for around $650 per night. For something a little less pricey, try Solmar: rates for the long weekend are approximately $250 a night.
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Block Island, Rhode Island

One of the main allures to Block Island's 10 square miles is its off-the-grid setting: To reach the island, you'll need to catch a ferry from Port Judith, Rhode Island. Once there, you can relax on the beach, charter a sailboat or take a long bike ride. After a day of activities, you can hang your hat at one of the city's bed and breakfasts — nightly rates are about $300 for Labor Day weekend.
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Charleston, South Carolina

From its Lowcountry culinary delights to its sandy shores to its cache of kid-friendly attractions, the Charleston area offers families a lovely mix of Labor Day diversions. Families can enjoy everything from beach-lazing to touring some of the area plantations.
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Orlando, Florida

This Labor Day weekend is a fine time to visit amusement park central, aka Orlando. Hotel rates are down, temperatures are starting their annual descent and with the start of school in many cities, the parks aren't as crowded as peak season.
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New York City

You'll help your kids start the school year on the right foot by outfitting them in NYC. Manhattan is home to many of the world's best brands, as well as a host of independent boutiques, second-hand shops and designer sample sales. When you're not saving money on the sales floor, you'll be saving at the hotel: Kayak reports that nightly rates are down 9 percent compared to neighboring weekends.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado

The 38th annual Colorado Balloon Classic takes the beauty of the Colorado Springs landscape to new heights. Youngsters will delight in the kaleidoscopic colors of the hot air balloons, while grown-ups will enjoy the fact that the event is free.
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Vancouver, British Columbia

Whether you want to experience the great outdoors, a thrumming city or a little of both, Vancouver has you covered over Labor Day. Head to Gastown and Yaletown for shopping; Stanley Park for walking and biking; and the Vancouver Lookout for a birds-eye view of it all. Plus, Kayak reports that hotel rates are lower when compared to similar weekends (think nightly rates of about $215).
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