Late Summer Beach Deals

July 12, 2011 4:58:37 AM PDT
If you think summer travel prices remains high through Labor Day, think again.

In late summer, as kids start to go back to school and demand falls, travelers will find great promotions and deals starting early in the month of August.

We've taken a look at U.S. and Caribbean beach destinations that offer the best value for late-summer travel this year.

Here's what we found, and what it will cost you to get to some of these bargain beaches from Chicago.

East Coast:
Myrtle Beach, SC - Average Hotel Rates: $139/night
Wilmington, NC - Average Hotel Rates: $82/night

Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Average Hotel Rates: $107/night
St. Petersburg, FL - Average Hotel Rates: $116/night

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic - Average Hotel Rates: $130/night
San Juan, Puerto Rico - $151/night
Cayman Islands - $155/night

Monterey - $165/night
Oahu - $166/night
San Diego - $169/night
Laguna Beach - $177/night

Deals from Chicago:
Chicago to Myrtle Beach, SC
Airfare + 5 Nights at the 4-star Anderson Ocean Club & Spa
$661 per person (first week in Aug, depart on Mon)
One bedroom suite, condo property w/ full kitchen, washer/dryer
Beachfront hotel, lazy river, outdoor pool bar, every unit has views of the Atlantic

Chicago to Grand Cayman Island
Airfare + 5 Nights at the 4-Star Marriott Grand Cayman Beach Resort
$898 per person (first week in Aug, depart on Mon)
AAA Four Diamond property on Seven Mile beach, spa, 4 restaurants

Chicago to San Diego
Airfare + 5 Nights at the 4-Star Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina + Car Rental
$858 per person (first week in Aug, depart on Mon)
3 pools, 5 restaurants, spectacular panoramic views of the city and bay
Great location in downtown San Diego w/ easy access to major beaches and attractions

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