updated 8/8/2008 9:34:50 AM ET 2008-08-08T13:34:50

The deal
If you prefer to remain stateside this Labor Day but don’t necessarily want to stay at home, there are plenty of wallet-friendly options available on the domestic front. We suggest taking a look at more than 150 weekend air-hotel bundles available through Expedia to cities across the country. In fact, you can pocket savings of up to 30 percent on hotels through the site’s Labor Day sale. The best package rates will likely come with airfare bookings made 21 days in advance of travel, so jump to it! Trips to Reno, San Antonio and Philadelphia start under $500.

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Save 30 percent in Nevada
Lured by the neon lights of Reno? First-time visitors will soon discover what enthusiasts already know: The Biggest Little City in the World, with its proximity to the Sierra Nevada mountains, historic mining towns and sapphire waters of alpine Lake Tahoe, not to mention the burgeoning downtown arts district, delivers entertainment in spades. You can stay in the heart of the action with this Labor Day package through Expedia: roundtrip air from Los Angeles plus three nights at Siena Hotel Spa Casino priced from $373. Book just two nights at the posh Siena, located on the Truckee River, and you’ll be treated to 30 percent off your bill.

Flight plus three nights in San Antonio from $481
For a three-night getaway deep in the heart of Texas, we like this deal on offer by Expedia. Accommodations at the upscale Hotel Valencia Riverwalk plus roundtrip airfare from Chicago come in at only $481. Set downtown on the River walk and three blocks from the Alamo, the 213-room property offers a prime location from which to explore San Antonio’s rich history and culture. Rates are based on roundtrip travel August 29-September 1 but if you stay four nights, you’ll save 30 percent on the hotel portion of the package.

Weekend in Philly with air from $493
From the Liberty Bell to the art museum steps (think “Rocky”!), Philadelphia is home to many an inspiring sight. With all there is to see you’ll want to make the most of your time in the City of Brotherly Love. Expedia’s hotel-airfare package with lodging at the centrally located Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel is a good place to start. The three-night special with roundtrip air from Chicago is priced from $493. If you have extra time, booking a four-night stay at the historic hotel, just a block away from Rittenhouse Square, will earn you 30 percent off your bill.

The dollars
All the above quotes are samples based on August 29 departures from the noted cities and assume double occupancy. Prices will vary by departure dates and city, as well as flight and hotel room availability. Taxes and other fees are not included.

The catch
Hotel discounts are available independent of a flight, increasing the chance of sellouts.

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