Top 5 Labor Day Weekend Activities

[ 2 ] August 23, 2010 |

Yikes, where does the time go? June felt like it was just the other day, and now Labor Day is right around the corner. Not that a long weekend is anything to complain about. (Seriously, if you ever catch me complaining about a day off work, it’s probably my goateed evil twin.)

If you haven’t had time or just plain forgot to plan for any Labor Day weekend events, unclench your stomach! I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 getaways you can enjoy this fine Labor Day weekend. So just kick back and get inspired:

1. The Beach

There’s really no better place to hold your Labor Day weekend than a beach. Bring your friends, a light snack and some coolers, and watch the sun set over the water. Even if you don’t live near a beach, you can hit up Google Maps and make it a full weekend trip. If you’re in need of transportation, be sure to take advantage of cheap Labor Day weekend travel with a car rental place like Budget (use this free coupon to get 10% off a weekly rental).

2. The Casino

Feeling lucky? If sun and sand aren’t your thing, grab a group of your best buds and hit the slots. Casino lodgings are generally less expensive than hotels, not to mention there’s 24-hour room service if you’re feeling extravagant. Just keep the ‘Poker Face’ references to a minimum. Your friends will thank you. Book through Orbitz using our 5% off a hotels coupon.

3. The State Fair

The best State Fairs take place around Labor Day. With rides, animals, games and fireworks, it’s pleasure overload for the senses. If you’re not sure where to start, check out this online listing for fairs near you. And don’t forget the most indulgent reason to go: State Fair food. The delicacies range from cotton candy to chocolate-covered bacon. Also, fried pickles on a stick? Snooki approves.

4. The Day Spa

Who says all Labor Day weekend events have to center around being active and social? How tiring. Check out the specials at your local day spas. A mud bath, massage and aromatherapy sound much more appealing than an awkward barbecue with your grand aunt and second cousin twice-removed, don’t they?

5. The Full-Fledged Vacation

Think outside your city or town – the world is too big not to explore. Be spontaneous and plan a group trip somewhere exotic and sunny like Fiji, or romantic and charming like Italy. It’s not as expensive as you think, especially if you book all your day trips, tours and sightseeing adventures through an excursion site like Viator. And if you want a little extra cash for souvenirs, use our free coupon to get 7% off tours and vacation activities.

How are you planning to spend your Labor Day weekend?

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  1. me and my girlfriend loves to visit the local day spa, it is our weekly routine to get a good scrub–.

  2. Fiona says:

    Dang, I want to do them all… One long weekend just isn’t enough!

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