Labor Day Destinations

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Labor Day Weekend is looked at as the end of summer. Classes are about to be back in session. The college football and the NFL seasons are also upon us. A lot of people take one final trip during Labor Day weekend. They want to enjoy cities before the season changes to fall. Here are five Labor Day destinations for you.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois is a great Labor Day destination. It’s one of my favorite cities to visit in the country. Navy Pier is always nice to check out. There are a lot of shops and restaurants out there. If you are a baseball fan, you should check the MLB schedule to see if the Cubs or the White Sox are in town. You can also enjoy a day of people watching at Grant Park.

Atlanta, Georgia

Centennial Park will be filled with people having fun.  Adults and children will be enjoying the fountain of rings.  The Braves may also be in town. There are also numerous day parties and festivals going on in Atlanta, too. One festival, House on the Park happens every Labor Day Weekend. It takes place at Grant Park. People are out there grilling and listening to house music all day. It’s a fun time. The weather will hot, and muggy so make sure that you dress accordingly.


New York, New York

You have so much to choose from in New York. Times Square, Chinatown, and Central Park are just a few options.  The Yankees and the Mets may also be playing some home games that weekend. If you are a tennis fan, you can check out The U.S. Open. That event takes place in Queens. Also, the Labor Day Carnival will be going on in Brooklyn.

Charleston, South Carolina

If you are looking for a laid back relaxing weekend, Charleston is the place to go.  You can also check out the beaches. The Low Country Jazz festival will also be going on this weekend. Charleston won’t have as many people there some of the other cities on this list. Charleston’s southern charm may be what you’re looking for in a Labor Day getaway.

San Diego, California

The final city on the list is San Diego. San Diego has great weather year-round. There will be a couple of festivals going on during the weekend. You can also take a day or two to enjoy Mission Beach or La Jolla. As far as sports, the San Diego Padres might have some home games too.

If you plan on going to any cities near water make sure that you check the weather. It is hurricane season. The worst thing that you want to do is book a trip and then have it canceled due to weather. This happened to me a few years ago. I booked a Labor Day trip to New Orleans only to have it canceled due to Hurricane Isaac. The good thing was that I was able to get the trip refunded.

What will be your Labor Day destination this year?

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