Labor Day Vacation Ideas

August 02, 2019

Labor Day is the first Monday of September and is often the last chance to celebrate before summer ends. We want to help you find a short trip that you can fit into a long weekend. Below are a few ways to take advantage of the warm weather.



You can always take your family camping!  This great American pastime never gets old.  In most areas, it's easy to choose a location less than a few hours from home to make the drive easy. Consider leaving directly from work and school the Friday before Labor Day. If you have leftover sparklers or simple fireworks, take them with you to end the summer in style.  To get you started, we've compiled a list of some of the best family camp spots.

10 Best Campground for Families

1. Jellystone Park Larkspur
2. Herkimer Diamond KOA
3. Bend-Sunriver RV Campground
4. Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes
5. Fort Yargo State Park
6. Blue Bell Campground
7. Ventura Ranch KOA
8. Jellystone Park Mammoth Cave
9. Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort
10. Lake George Escape

Parades and Festivals

Looking to celebrate closer to home?  Don't forget that many cities offer parades, festivals, and music events to celebrate Labor Day. There should be plenty of kid-friendly festivals and events schedules in your local area. You might even meet a new friend and neighbor!  Check out this link with more information popular festivals.

More Reading: Labor Day Festivals 2019-2020

Theme Parks

If you have children, a theme park could be the perfect vacation before school starts in the fall. Try and stay close to the park to ensure that you can beat the lines. At popular theme parks consider a Fast Pass when available. This will allow you to bypass most long lines. Check out this site highlighting some of the best.

10 Best Campground for Families

1. Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio
2. Walt Disney World, Florida
3. Six Flags Magic Mountain, California
4. Knoebels, Pennsylvania
5. Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, Florida
6. Schlitterbahn Water Park, Texas
7. Knott's Berry Farm, California
8. Kings Island, Ohio
9. Dollywood, Tennessee
10. Hersheypark, Pennsylvania

Day Trips

If you aren't able to take a vacation, make it a mini-vacation. Take a trip to a nearby park or lake. Set up family competitions or bring a beach ball and pack a picnic. If you enjoy riding the rapids or relaxing on the float, we have found 10 of the best river trips below. 

More Reading: Americas 10 Best River Trips


Depending on your location, the beach is a perfect way to end your summer. Book a hotel and spend a few days doing nothing. You'll return to work relaxed and tan. Check out this link to learn about some of America's best beaches!

More Reading: 27 Best Beaches in the US

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