We analyzed booking data and found the best overlooked Labor Day weekend getaways – prices are at least 20% less than average. See what makes these destinations the most fun you can have for small bucks.

1. Palm Springs, California

1. Palm Springs, California

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nAn oasis of style, with an arid mountain backdrop, rows of towering palms and sleek 1950s architecture.

2. Charleston, South Carolina

2. Charleston, South Carolina

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nnAmerica’s first museum and theater, historic plantation gardens and Southern dining at its best in subtropical Charleston.

3. Virginia Beach, Virginia

3. Virginia Beach, Virginia

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nnMiles of sand and surf to enjoy, heritage sites and state parks to explore, and a hotel-lined boardwalk to stroll along.nn

4. Ocean City, Maryland

4. Ocean City, Maryland

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nnWhy visit? Busy boardwalks, an eight mile beach, amusement parks and an ice-skating rink.

5. Austin, Texas

5. Austin, Texas

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nnWhy visit? An outpost of alternative culture with an eclectic range of music venues, festivals, galleries and theaters.

6. New Orleans

6. New Orleans

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nnDixieland jazz, laid-back locals, cherished architecture and a distinctive French flair.

7. Washington, D.C.

7. Washington, D.C.

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nnNational treasures, American history and international politics take center stage in the U.S. capital city.

8. Denver

8. Denver

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nnMajestic mountains for skiing in winter and hiking in summer, outdoor adventures and cultural attractions.