Many people spend Labor Day weekend traveling and enjoying the last bit of summer. Visit these favorite Labor Day destinations to spend time doing something good and rejuvenating for yourself.
After all, self-care is very important.
If you want to take advantage of the long weekend and head out to parts unknown (to you), then consider one of these best Labor Day destinations in the U.S.
1. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Along the Atlantic Coast of the United States, you will find the peaceful resort area known as Hilton Head Island. Unlike most beach areas, Hilton Head has more to offer.
Here you will be able to relax on the sand, enjoy the breathtaking sunrises over the water, and indulge in all sorts of water sports.
But, you can also go horseback riding, play a round of golf, brush up on your tennis skills, and take a nature cruise. Of course, there are dining and shopping options, too.
Hilton Head Island is the perfect destination for a couple or an entire family as there is something for everyone. It is sure to be a quiet and one of the most enjoyable Labor Day destinations.
2. Nantucket, Massachusetts
Visiting Nantucket on Labor Day weekend, you will find that things are just beginning to wind down from the busy season.
This is the signal that summer is officially over and a new, calmer season will appear. But, don’t let that keep you from missing out on wonderful and exciting adventures.
This charming little island is full of fun to be had including:
- Go four-wheeling in the sand on Nantucket’s northeastern coast.
- Drift away in the sun and sand at Madaket Beach on the western coast of the island.
- Enjoy the scenic path as you walk along Sconset Bluff Walk.
- Take a surfing lesson.
- Learn all there is to know about whaling.
- Visit lighthouses, such as Great Point Lighthouse.
Spas, dining, and shopping are also found in Nantucket. You will find this is a great place for a family weekend or a romantic getaway.
3. Mackinac Island, Michigan
Michigan gets cold. So, before the temperatures begin to drop, residents and visitors like to take advantage of anything and everything outdoors.
For a Labor Day weekend getaway, you are sure to gain a lot of experience and see the sights all around Mackinac Island. Forget the movies, shopping, or spas. Instead, head outside:
- Rent a bike and enjoy the 8-miles of paved trails that circle the island. This is a great way to take in the scenery.
- Go kayaking or paddle-boarding around the island, even watching sunsets and sunrises.
- Visit one of the many local, historical parks in and around Mackinac Island.
- Check out the amazing rock formation on the east side, Arch Rock and Sugar Loaf. And, on the west side, Devil’s Kitchen.
Finally, one of the world’s longest suspension bridges in the world is located near Mackinac Island.
On Labor Day, there is an annual event in which thousands of people come together to make the 5-mile trek over the bridge. You can, too.
4. Aspen, Colorado
You don’t have to wait until colder months to visit Aspen. Sure, the city is notorious for skiing. But, this shouldn’t keep you away Labor Day weekend. Instead:
- Go white water rafting
- Feel the breeze against your face on mountain bike trails
- Leave the bikes and go for a walk on the hiking trails
- Spend an afternoon kayaking
- Hot air balloon ride high above the Elk Mountains
Visit the spa, indulge in some delicious eats, and shop around town while visiting Aspen. All while surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery.
5. New York, New York
Whether you have never been to New York or you have been a hundred times, taking a long weekend to New York City is sure to offer you an exciting time.
Some of the finest restaurants, museums, art galleries, and theatrical productions in the country. And, of course, the nightlife is second to none.
Whether you want to take in all the tourist attractions, such as:
- Times Square
- The Empire State Building
- The Brooklyn Bridge
- The Statue of Liberty
Want to unwind while here? Take a walk in Central Park.
New York City is the city that never sleeps. So there is always something to see and always something to do – day and night. You can definitely fully fill a long weekend.
6. Columbus, Ohio
For many, Columbus may seem like an unusual destination. It is not really famous for any amusement parks or beautiful beaches. However, in its own, culturally-diverse way, Columbus is sort of a hidden gem.
Columbus is breaking through the art and foodie scene, giving way to an eclectic array to both see and taste. And, all you have to do is mingle with the down-to-earth locals to discover the best places for both.
Let’s not forget that this is the capital of Ohio, so there are plenty of older architectural buildings and deep Ohioan heritage stopping points to see.
Columbus also provides you with a chance to play some LEGOs at LEGOLAND Discovery before heading out to the zoo and science center.
Discover what is still waiting to be discovered in the city of Columbus this Labor Day weekend.
And, while you are deciding where you want to spend your extended weekend, why not make it as relaxing and rejuvenating as possible by avoiding all the hassle that comes with flying commercial.
Instead, opt for flying private to and from your Labor Day destinations. And, enjoy all the perks that come with doing so.
Labor Day weekend will be here before you know it. Where will it take you? Get planning!