From the hills of Hollywood to the desert of Las Vegas, Angelenos are never short on exciting Labor Day vacation options. Whether planning a girls’ getaway, family road trip or couples retreat, take advantage of these top destinations designed to deliver a Labor Day weekend you won’t forget. Wear white one last time and toast to the hard-working men and women of the red, white and blue.
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas
3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89158
There’s no better way to celebrate the final days of summer than poolside on the world famous Vegas Strip. Located within CityCenter, the new cultural epicenter of Las Vegas at the heart of the Strip, find the ultimate reprieve at Mandarin Oriental. With Asian-inspired glamor and calming design, this luxury LEED-certified resort is known for its prime location, arresting views, seductive spa and classy poolside retreat. Make sure not to miss its 27,000-square-foot, award-winning spa. As one of only 30 spas in the world to receive the esteemed Forbes Five-Star award, experience its individualized approach to treatment and multiple unique heat and water experiences. Float in its glass-walled vitality pool (swimwear optional) while marveling at the wonder of the Strip. After an evening of Vegas revelry, try its Mahjong treatment to restore much-needed equilibrium in the mind and body. Enjoy a welcoming foot ritual and a smoothing body exfoliation followed by a deeply therapeutic massage using warm jade stones. Don’t miss its “Extra Fun Day Away” package. Through Sept. 5, receive a complimentary night when you book a minimum of two consecutive days. Rates start at $265 for this package.
4321 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
When it comes to igniting a playful spirit no matter your age, Palms Casino Resort sets the perfect stage. Known for its three distinct towers, its recent multimillion dollar transformation captures the thrill and energy of the Strip like never before. For the ultimate girls’ getaway, stay in its famous Barbie Suite located in the Palms Fantasy Tower. Host your own party in pink in Barbie’s 2,350-square-foot Malibu Dream House complete with Jonathan Adler’s “Happy Chic” design and dreamy decor, two-way fireplace, surround sound and jacuzzi tub. Another option is to try one of the resort’s special summer packages available through Sept. 22. Try the “Suite & Cabana” package. Book a one-bedroom suite for two nights and receive a cabana reservation during your stay.
XS Nightclub & Encore Beachclub (Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Hotel)
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
You can’t go to Vegas without visiting the “hottest nightclub in the world” according to Conde Nast Traveler. Also known as “Las Vegas’ Dance Music Mecca” by MTV News, don’t miss XS at Wynn Las Vegas. Enter a football field-size dreamland of gold shimmer and expect transforming music from some of the most raved electronic music artists in the world. By day, soak up the sun at the glamorous Encore Beach Club. During Labor Day weekend, find renowned electronic music artists Fedde Le Grand, Steve Angello, Afrojack and David Guetta.
The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
One of the best places for Angelenos to experience old Hollywood glamor mixed with a darling poolside retreat is The Beverly Hills Hotel. Bathed in history and legendary wonder, the hotel and pool has been home to starlets and movie icons, as well as the setting for numerous classic films. This summer, the pool has been reintroduced after a thoughtful restoration designed to provide an enriched pool experience. For the ultimate getaway, enjoy its iconic private cabanas through one of its new cabana packages. The newly designed pool now allows for guests to dine into the evening poolside at the Cabana Cafe.
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Miramonte Resort & Spa
45000 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210
For a family-friendly getaway, Palm Springs Valley is your place. Make it a road trip to the sun-beamed Palm Desert and let the merriment begin at Miramonte Resort & Spa. Take advantage of the resort’s “Soak City Family Vacation” summer package starting at $161 per night, offering accommodations in one of its premiere suites. Bonuses include two adult and two child (ages 3-11 years) admission passes to Knott’s Soak City Waterpark in Palm Springs and a special kids eat free offer at the resort. Don’t miss the resort’s Dive-In movie night from the comfort of your pool float. Also known as Palm Springs’ most luxurious spa resort, experience The Well Spa, named No. 1 Resort Spa in North America by Conde Nast Traveler. For a limited time, try its “Simply the Best” package including a special room and spa combination with rates starting at $125.
Jessica Blotter has 10 years experience in the advertising industry and is founder of Publicly Loved – at the heart of brands, causes and events. As an author of two regional travel blogs with CBS Local and Examiner.com, she has produced more than 30 published articles covering regional getaway destinations and charitable events. Follow her onTwitter @publiclyloved.