Calling all procrastinators! If you haven’t booked a trip for Memorial Day Weekend yet, you’ve probably noticed that prices have mostly gone through the roof. However, there are still a few relative deals out there for last-minute travelers. Take advantage of an extra day off of work and book a Memorial Day Weekend getaway.
Last-Minute Flights for Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and while you can’t expect to see fares as low as off-peak travel times purchased in advance, these last-minute flights are all decent deals taking into consideration that this peak holiday weekend is just a few days away. Check out these 10 Memorial Day Weekend travel deals including what to do and where to stay once you get there.
Note: Fares are subject to change at any time and these prices may sell out very quickly. You’ll have to be flexible with travel dates to get the best deals. Some of these fares are on ultra-low-cost carriers, but you’ll still save money even after adding in baggage fees. Travel light for a quick weekend getaway and save even more.
Minneapolis - Las Vegas $307 Roundtrip, Nonstop, on Delta
Fly nonstop from Minneapolis to Las Vegas for $307 roundtrip on Delta. I found seats for Labor Day Weekend travel departing Minneapolis MSP on Friday, May 24, returning from Las Vegas LAS on Tuesday, May 28. A carry-on bag and a personal item are included in this Basic Economy fare, but you will not be able to choose a seat assignment in advance. A checked bag costs $30 each way.
What to do: Vegas invites you to pay your respects by celebrating the freedoms our fallen soldiers fought for. Along with nightly shows, there are plenty of pool parties to attend with top DJs such as David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, and Kaskade.
Where to stay: Splurge on a room at the Bellagio Las Vegas and enjoy 5-star service with exquisite décor.
Orlando – Raleigh $92 Roundtrip, Nonstop, on Spirit
Fly nonstop from Orlando to Raleigh for $92 roundtrip on Spirit. I found this price for peak Labor Day Weekend travel departing Orlando MCO on Friday, May 24, returning from Raleigh RDU on Monday, May 27. Only a personal item is included. Checked bag fees start at $30 when purchased during booking. Larger carry-on bag fees start at $35 each way.
What to do: Attend the annual Memorial Day Remembrance at Bennet Place State Historic Site in Durham. It’s held both Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, starting at 10am. In Chapel Hill, listen to live music, indulge in food trucks, shop at a punk rock flea market, or partake in other activities such as jousting or a dunk tank at Jaws Fest. Of course, the classic movie Jaws will also be shown on the big screen.
Where to stay: The Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown is right in the middle of the action and has some of the best reviews in the area. You can expect all the modern amenities here including a gym and an indoor pool.
Cleveland – Ft. Lauderdale $334 Roundtrip, Nonstop, on JetBlue
If you’re looking to book a last-minute trip to Miami, you may want to check on flights to Ft. Lauderdale instead. Fly nonstop from Cleveland to Ft. Lauderdale for $334 roundtrip on JetBlue. I found seats departing Cleveland CLE on Friday, May 24, returning from Ft. Lauderdale FLL on Tuesday, May 28. It’s slightly cheaper if you book separate one-way flights in each direction and return on Delta with a connection in Atlanta.
What to do: It’s a big party weekend in Miami with many concerts, pool parties, and boat parties. There’s also a comedy festival and a KidzFest if you have the little ones in tow.
Where to stay: Book a room at the Impala Hotel in South Beach to be in the middle of everything for a relatively good price. It’s also pet-friendly if you want to bring your furry friend along.
Atlanta – Orlando $256 Roundtrip, Nonstop, on Delta
Fly nonstop from Atlanta to Orlando for $256 roundtrip on Delta. I found this price for peak Labor Day Weekend travel departing Atlanta ATL on Friday, May 24, returning from Orlando MCO on Monday, May 27. There are no advanced seat assignments with this Basic Economy price, but a carry-on bag plus a personal item is included. A Main Cabin Economy fare is only $30 more roundtrip if you don’t like the restrictions.
What to do: The Orlando Carnival is a family-friendly affair that celebrates Caribbean culture with live music, arts and crafts, and more. There’s also a Grilling Pop Up at Lucky’s Market Saturday and Sunday, from 11am until 3pm.
Where to stay: If you want some extra space, book a suite at Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Theme Parks. You’ll be centrally located and that separate room between you and the kids will help everyone sleep better.
New York – Madrid $444 Roundtrip, Nonstop, on Iberia
Why not head to Europe for long weekend break? Fly nonstop from New York to Madrid for $444 roundtrip on Iberia. Depart New York JFK on Saturday, May 25, for this price. Return from Madrid MAD on Tuesday, May 28, for a quick weekend getaway or choose from many other return dates if you want to take a longer trip.
This is a Basic Economy fare, which only includes carry-on baggage and does not allow advanced seat assignments. If you need to check a bag, pay $564 roundtrip for the standard Economy fare, which includes a checked bag and advanced seat assignments.
What to do: You won’t find any Memorial Day events in Spain, but you’ll find many hotels turned into gastronomic spaces during the Hotel Tapa Tour. Choose from four routes around Madrid. Your taste buds will thank you.
Where to stay: For an affordable stay and spacious suites, book your accommodation at Artiem Madrid. As an added bonus free drinks and snacks are offered throughout the day.
Miami – Belize $288 Roundtrip, Nonstop, on American
Fly nonstop from Miami to Belize for $288 roundtrip on American. I found this price available departing Miami MIA on Thursday, May 23, returning from Belize BZE on Monday, May 27. If you want to choose a specific seat in advance, pay $348 roundtrip for a Main Cabin Economy fare.
What to do: Enjoy the Caribbean vibe with local crafts and products at the Coconut Festival on Caye Caulker.
Where to stay: You’ll easily get accustomed to island time by relaxing at the pool and enjoying some amazing sunsets at Island Magic Beach Resort.
Seattle – Portland $257 Roundtrip, Nonstop, on Delta
Fly nonstop from Seattle to Portland for $257 roundtrip on Delta. I found this price for peak Labor Day Weekend travel departing Seattle SEA on Friday, May 24, returning from Portland PDX on Monday, May 27. Advanced seat assignments are included in this Main Cabin Economy fare.
What to do: Enjoy wine country without the drive all weekend at Hip Chicks do Wine. All wines will be poured and there will also be live music. There’s also the Multnomah County Fair at Oaks Park where the whole family can enjoy rides, exhibits, a talent show, and a dog parade.
Where to stay: The Hilton Portland Downtown is in an excellent location and you’ll get exceptional personalized service from the staff. It also features a trendy bar to get your holiday weekend off to a good start.
Austin – Minneapolis $167 Roundtrip, Nonstop, on Sun Country
Fly nonstop from Austin to Minneapolis for $167 roundtrip on Sun Country. I found this price for peak Labor Day Weekend travel departing Austin AUS on Friday, May 24, returning from Minneapolis MSP on Monday, May 27. Only a small personal item is included. Add a checked bag or carry-on bag for $30 each way. Delta’s price is over $200 more so you’ll still save big by flying Sun Country and adding any necessary bags.
What to do: Visit the Minnesota Air National Guard Museum for a look at several military aviation artifacts. Fort Snelling has demonstrations such as cannon firings, hearth cooking, blacksmithing, and more. There’s also a scavenger hunt for the kids.
Where to stay: You’ll find comfortable rooms and suites at Best Western Plus The Normandy Inn. It’s in downtown Minneapolis and offers incredible value for the quality and location.
Dallas – Mexico City $294 Roundtrip, Nonstop, on Aeromexico
Head south of the border for a quick international escape over the weekend. Fly nonstop from Dallas to Mexico City for $294 roundtrip on Aeromexico. I found this price available departing Dallas DFW on Friday, May 24, returning from Mexico City MEX on Monday, May 27. The basic fare doesn’t include advanced seat assignments. If you want to choose a specific seat, purchase a classic fare for $324 roundtrip.
What to do: Take a day trip to Teotihuacan and be mystified by the ancient pyramids. Back in Mexico City, enjoy as many tacos as possible—you won’t find them better anywhere else.
Where to stay: Located in the heart of Mexico City, Zocalo Central is the perfect choice for travelers looking to explore the historic sites of the city.
Los Angeles – Honolulu $518 Roundtrip, Nonstop, on United
Hop on over to Hawaii for the long weekend. Fly nonstop from Los Angeles to Honolulu for $518 roundtrip on United. I found this price for peak Labor Day Weekend travel departing Los Angeles LAX on Friday, May 24, returning from Honolulu HNL on Monday, May 27. Only a personal item is included, but you can check a bag for $30 each way. Delta is selling regular economy fares for $613 roundtrip, which includes a carry-on bag plus a personal item.
What to do: The island of Oahu has many events planned for Memorial Day Weekend. There is a parade in Waikiki on Saturday, a concert at Pearl Harbor on Sunday, and if you stay through Monday evening, you can attend the Lantern Floating ceremony.
Where to stay: Vive Hotel Waikiki is in the heart of town and consistently receives great reviews on TripAdvisor.
For a complete list of travel deals for Memorial Day, check out our Memorial Day Getaways.