Labor Day weekend travel guide: What you should know

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Pennsylvania roads may be a little wet after Wednesday’s rain, as remnants of Ida poured down on the East Coast.

But that probably won’t stop people from hitting the road for Labor Day weekend, traditionally seen as the unofficial end of summer and one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

The American Automobile Association said there has been a steady increase in volume since stay-at-home orders were lifted last year and increased demand in travel has steadily pushed prices up. AAA said an expected increase in gas prices over the weekend are not expected to detour anyone’s travel

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Be a Tourist: Events around town the weekend of July 9-11

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Looking for some fun plans this weekend? Look no further than right here in Erie. Here is a list of some great activities that are taking place this weekend!

My PI 100 Challenge

This year we celebrate 100 years of Presque Isle as one of Pennsylvania’s 121 state parks. That’s 100 years of outdoor fun and natural beauty as your very own Presque Isle State Park. This challenge invites you to get out to Presque Isle and do the things that you love. Define your own personal challenge at Presque Isle and relate that challenge to the number 100. You

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A boutique motel is opening just outside of Toronto and it’s the perfect weekend getaway

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Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to get out and explore. Toronto is surrounded by charming small-towns that are just a short drive away and make for the perfect weekend getaway.

And now there’s a new boutique motel in Thornbury, ON that can be added to the list. Penny’s Motel is officially open July 1.


The motel is steps away from numerous activities including the Georgian Trail, Thornbury Village, Bayview Park, the Blue Mountains, Thornbury Harbour and the sandy beach at Georgian Bay. 

The site reads, “Your hub for the ultimate Georgian Bay experience.” 

Owner of

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Plan The Perfect Fourth Of July Weekend Trip With These Luxury Travel Deals

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It’s not too late to celebrate Fourth of July weekend with a luxury getaway. Here are some of our favorite hotel packages and travel deals happening around the U.S. in honor of Independence Day.

For access to members-only hotel pricing, sign up for free loyalty programs like Marriott BonvoyHilton HonorsIHG Rewards and World of Hyatt.

Austin, Texas

If you’re in the Austin area, Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt’s Red, White & Blues package includes two nights of accommodations, two welcome beers and a $100

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MI Welcome Centers Will Resume Tourist Information Services This Weekend

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Following extended closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can once again make more than just a pit stop at Michigan’s Welcome Centers as they will resume tourist information services just in time for the Memorial Day weekend ahead.

After taking proactive steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Transportation closed the information lobbies at all 14 of the state’s Welcome Centers in March of 2020, and that aspect of the Welcome Centers has remained shuttered ever since.

Now, however, in accordance with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ May

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Tourist Information Center to reopen this Memorial Day weekend

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Josh Peterson, the executive director of Visit Bemidji, said the comeback of the TIC is an exciting time for the city and is also advantageous to its tourism industry.

“We realized last year, during COVID that people were still traveling and how much this center actually gets used,” Peterson said. “We would have people coming to our office windows asking for information, and it really was eye-opening as to how much information actually goes out of this building.

“There is also a need from the business community wanting to see this place reopened because it helps refer business. So I

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