These Are The Cheapest Weekends To Travel In 2020
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
Weekends are often the busiest and most expensive times to travel. But with hectic work and school schedules, it’s often the only time we can get to plan a getaway. Based on historical data compiled by Hotwire, below are some of the most inexpensive hotel-booking weekends this year to make sure you make the most of your days off.
You’ll be surprised to find that most of these weekends fall on holidays. These weekends are also taking into account the rate for an entire weekend (Fri-Sun), where you may find a high rate for one of the nights, but then a lower price for another, offsetting the overall weekend price.
Here are Hotwire’s predictions for the weekends with the hottest travel rates in 2020:
- January 31 – February 2 (Groundhog Day)
- February 28 – March 1 (Leap Day)
- April 10-12
- May 8-10 (Mother’s Day)
- June 19-21 (Father’s Day)
- July 3-5 (Fourth of July)
- August 21-23
- September 4-6 (Labor Day)
- October 30 – November 1 (Halloween)
- November 27-29 (Thanksgiving)
- December 18-20
“Microcations, or what we call 2-3 night ‘quickie’ getaways, continue to be a trend in the new year,” says Melissa Postier, Hotwire brand director. “Holiday weekends commonly see high demand and therefore higher hotel rates for these types of trips, but when booking our mystery Hot Rate deals, our data shows that travelers can actually snag the lowest prices during the busiest travel weekend of the month. With those kinds of unexpected deals, it’s the perfect way to get in an extra trip, or score a luxury hotel for the occasion – peak times and off-seasons included!”
Now’s the time to start booking hotels for these holiday weekends to make sure you snag the best deals and lowest prices.