Labor Day Weekend Getaway with the Family
Enjoy the last weekend of summer with a Labor Day weekend getaway that's fun for the whole family. Whether you want to hit the beach or find an out-of-the-way destination to explore, Pottery Barn has a few ideas for Labor Day getaways that every traveler will love. Grab your favorite travel tote and get ready to start planning the itinerary for your family's Labor Day weekend.
Explore Your Favorite City
If your family enjoys culture, history and amazing restaurants, consider packing your weekender and heading to your favorite nearby city. Washington D.C. is a great option; it offers a variety of family-friendly activities, many of which are completely free to enjoy! Check out major D.C. attractions such as the Lincoln Memorial and the Smithsonian National Zoo before jumping on the Metrorail to explore fun, funky neighborhoods like Adams Morgan or Georgetown, where you can shop, eat and enjoy every moment together. Or, if the Big Apple is more your speed, consider some last-minute Labor Day things to do. Strolling through the New York Unicycle Festival and experiencing Coney Island's thrills are popular New York City options.
Hit the Beach
Grab your beach towels and hit the sand to celebrate the last big beach weekend of the season. For a real beach blowout this Labor Day weekend, consider visiting one of the top beaches in the country. The Travel Channel rates Manele Bay in Hawaii, Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, Nantucket in Massachusetts and Clearwater Beach in Florida among the very best. If you're looking for a quieter beach retreat, where you can leave your electronics at home and just focus on reconnecting with your family, explore an underrated beach destination like Amelia Island in Florida. This quiet spot just off the Jacksonville coast offers soft white sands, colorful history and plenty of outdoor recreation.
Explore Out-of-the-Way Gems
While everyone else is heading to their traditional spots, some families choose to skip the hustle and bustle in favor of a different kind of weekend trip. A prime example is the Finger Lakes in New York State. Hold onto your placemats: the region serves up delicious cuisine in addition to gorgeous lakefront recreation, charming towns with activities for every member of the family and some of the most stunning waterfalls in the country. Burlington, Vermont, is another East Coast gem. Home to a small, friendly population, this New England city is big on charm and features the sparkling shores of Lake Champlain. Northern New Mexico is another off-the-beaten-path destination rich in towns to discover. Things to do there over Labor Day weekend include exploring the art, turquoise and Meow Wolf interactive story museum in Santa Fe, or the Taos Pueblo and Manby Hot Springs in Taos.
Have an Adventure
If you're looking for something extra breathtaking, use this Labor Day weekend as an opportunity to create lasting memories with next-level adventures. Soar above it all with hot air balloon rides in Colorado Springs, Colorado, or experience the Wild, Wild West in Rapid City, South Dakota.