When it comes to taking a vacation, Labor Day weekend is the ideal time to get in one last adventure before heading into work and school. Need a few ideas on where to go? These Labor Day vacation spots have ocean views, relaxing spa packages, fun activities, and more. Mark the end of summer with a stay at any of these spots, and you can head into the fall relaxed and energized.

7 Vacation Spots You’ll Love to Visit for Labor Day 

Sarasota, Florida

As featured below, The Resort at Longboat Key Club offers a breathtaking view of the gorgeous beaches located on the west coast of Florida. Whether you spend the day golfing on the championship golf courses, playing tennis on one of 20 tennis courts, or visiting the spa, there’s plenty to do to unwind. This 410 acre resort has activities to keep the whole family happy. The kids will love Camp Loggerhead where they can do arts and crafts, attend a sports camp, and go on on-property excursions.

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Photo credit: The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Hilton Head, South Carolina

Situated in Hilton Head, Marriott’s Grande Ocean provides its guests with private beach access. When the tide is low, the beach is very wide, which is ideal for long walks. Since this resort is located in the middle of Hilton Head, guests can bike to most places on the island. All together, the resort has eight pools, including an outdoor pool with a beach view, nine whirlpool spas, and three children’s pools. If you invite guests or have a family reunion, you can stay in a two bedroom, two bathroom villa for a spacious, relaxing stay.

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Photo credit: Marriott Vacation Club

Sandpiper Bay, Florida

Located two hours north of Miami in Sandpiper Bay, Florida, the all-inclusive Club Med Sandpiper Resort offers relaxing and exciting activities for the whole family. You can take part in tennis and beach volleyball, while being led by world class instructors. For more adventurous activities, go horseback riding, mountain biking, waterskiing, and wakeboarding, or you can even go on a flying trapeze! This resort is not only excellent for active families, but it also has the luxurious Club Med Spa by L’Occitane where you can pamper yourself with spa treatments.   

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Photo credit: Club Med in Sandpiper Bay, Florida

Laguna Beach, CA

Stay walking distance from the beach and only a short drive from  Disneyland® Resort at La Casa del Camino Hotel in Laguna Beach, CA. You can book one of the elegant Spanish-style guest rooms or a more quirky surf-inspired room. On the rooftop, you can dine and take in the beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. Head out for a day of surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving in this beautiful Southern California vacation destination. Laguna Beach has over 30 beaches and coves to enjoy during your stay.

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Photo credit: La Casa del Camino

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

To enjoy the oceanfront views without leaving your hotel room, stay at the chic W Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel. Not only is there an excellent fitness center, but you can also take part in beach bootcamp and sunrise yoga on the seaside. If you head to the beach, you can conveniently order food from the hotel’s Beach Bites menu. When you head to the rooftop pool, you can lounge, work on your tan,  and enjoy the spectacular view of the ocean. This resort is only walking distance from downtown Fort Lauderdale.

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Photo credit: W Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

Bucks County, Pennsylvania

For a simple vacation only a road trip away on the east coast, visit Bucks County, PA. This kid-friendly vacation spot is home to Sesame Place, where you can visit rides, see shows, and stay until night to see the Labor Day weekend fireworks. Next, for a delicious meal, dine at the Washington House Restaurant for Labor Day specials for burgers, braised short ribs, jumbo lump crab cakes, and more. Some of the fun activities you can do to unwind are tubing and kayaking down the Delaware River, watching a live show at the Bucks County Playhouse, and riding on the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad.

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Photo credit – Visit Bucks County/Anthony Sinagoga

Asheville, North Carolina

Last, a visit to Asheville, North Carolina offers delicious food, spectacular views, and unique activities. Whether you are visiting the Tupelo Honey Cafe in downtown Asheville (which I recently did, as you can see on my Instagram page) or dining in the historic Biltmore village, there is a huge variety of restaurants with tasty southern food, vegetarian meals, and all types of cuisines.

Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, the Omni Grove Park Inn has a 43,000 square foot subterranean spa, a sports complex, and two retail promenades. This inn is beautiful at Christmas time, but it is also an amazing place to stay for Labor Day weekend. The mountain view is breathtaking. Some activities you can take part in include history tours, white water rafting, kayaking, tennis, and golf.

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Photo credit: Brian Johnson & Dane Kantner

One of the most unique resort activities at the Grove Park Inn is the Wild Food Foraging Adventure. Led by No Taste Like Home, you would explore the beautiful mountainside as you forage for edible varieties of mushrooms and other plants. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a meal made with fresh food that you picked from nature. After your expedition, deliver what you found to the front desk at the Grove Park Inn for the Chef de Cuisine of Vue 1913, James Lumley to provide a complimentary appetizer with your ingredients.

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Photo credit: No Taste Like Home

Labor Day Vacations

Now, have you already planned a Labor Day vacation, and if so, where? Leave your answer in the comments!

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22 Responses

  1. Lauren

    Great list! I haven’t heard of Sandpiper Bay, FL – it looks really nice! My parents live that way so I may have to check it out!

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  2. Carmen Baguio

    It would be so hard to decide between all of these. I’ve been to Asheville but was rushed so I’d really go back for a proper visit.

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  3. Susie

    I love all of these places. I have been to Fr Lauderdale and Laguna Beach both are so much fun, different, and unique. What I would give to be near a beach right now! 😉 Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Southern & Style

    Hilton Head is absolutely stunning! I have been to Charleston and of course we had to visit Hilton Head while there…I would love to make it my actual vacation destination for next time!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

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  5. Desteny

    My family and I have no Labor Day weekend plans as of currently. It’s hard to believe it’s just around the corner and that summer is so close to ending already! All of these places look amazing.

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  6. Tiffany

    Wow – thank you for this!! I really need to beef up on our vacations. We haven’t been on one in years. These are awesome suggestions!

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  7. Lauren

    I’ve never been to Sarasota, but I feel like I’ve seen it in so many places lately! Maybe it’s a sign we need to go. Thanks for sharing this list!

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  8. Christine - The Choosy Mommy

    I didn’t plan a Labor Day getaway this year (like I usually do) because we are having my daughter’s 4th birthday party that weekend. With that said, normally we would be making a trip north to Erie, PA, for a last nice weekend on the lake before things get crazy with pre-school and fall holidays. We love it there. You need to check it out. Bet it would make your list too!

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  9. Kim

    They all look great…I was thinking of maybe going to Maine because it is driving distance from my house. Love the beach spots your chose.

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  10. Melissa

    These are great suggestions! I haven’t been to many of these locations (we usually travel to the North East), but the pictures look beautiful so maybe I will have to check them out!

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  11. melanie

    I would love to go to all of these places especially North Carolina. I’ve been once and it’s so beautiful there. But, this year I’ll be spending labor day at home. I’ll keep these vacation spots on mind for next year for sure 😉

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  12. Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins

    These all look wonderful! I only wish I lived closer so that I could actually go. The closest one to me is Laguna Beach and even that is a 10 hour drive. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to settle for something a little closer to home. 🙂

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  13. Norberto Shyne

    Be realistic. Prices for holiday weekends like Labor Day are going to be more expensive than other weekends during the summer months. When you find a good fare, be ready to buy. There are often only a handful of seats available at the best rates and they get snapped up quickly.

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