Painful as it might be to accept, summer is nearing its home stretch. Sorry, somebody had to break it to you. Not that you shouldn’t get out and enjoy the last full month of summer to its fullest, but you might also want to start thinking about the season’s last big hurrah.
With Labor Day weekend starting in August this year, you’ve only got a few weeks to plan a warm-weather getaway. And on short notice, looking for somewhere close and cheap should be a priority. Here are a dozen locations driving distance from major cities that are affordable, interesting, and something different from the usual Labor Day locales.