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5 Labor Day Weekend Vacation Ideas

BY LAURA HEATHCOTT

This Labor Day, take back your summer vacation and get outside to soak up that warm September sunshine.

Lounge on the Sandy Shores of San Diego 

If your ideal Labor Day involves laying on the sandy shores of a tropical isle, then your dream vacation may be closer (and more affordable) than you think. Paradise Point, an exotic 44-acre island resort with five pools and one mile beach, is conveniently located in the heart of San Diego just minutes from downtown and the airport.  For a limited time, this Southern California resort is offering up to $250 resort credit on Labor Day stays. If you can’t make it for the holiday weekend, rates for other September dates are as low as $149. To book your Labor Day weekend getaway to San Diego – visit them online or call (858) 274-4630. 

 

Eat & Play Your Way Through Charleston

Long weekends at Wild Dunes, Charleston, SC’s Island Resort, give way to the important things—R&R&R—Rest, Relaxation and Recreation. With over 1.8 miles of beautiful beach, a beachfront Grand Pavilion complete with island-style bar and grill, five outdoor pools, golf, tennis, spa, dining and family-friendly recreation program, you’re bound to catch that endless summer feeling – perfected by plentiful sun and warm 83-degree waves. Pack in the last thrills of the season on a boating, kayaking, paddle boarding or fishing excursion along South Carolina Lowcountry salt-water creeks or take the summer to its peak with a parasailing ride above the Atlantic Ocean. Then, unwind “Sunday Funday” with special Labor Day holiday activities offered at their Village Plaza and Amphitheatre including Jumbo Jenga, BINGO, an outdoor movie screening and summer s’mores roasting over the fire pit. To book your Labor Day weekend getaway to Charleston, SC – visit them online or call (844) 631-8926. 

 

Have a Picnic With a View in Denver

Daniels Park is a Colorado favorite for hiking, watching the sunsets, and picnics. With amazing views of the Rocky Mountains, it is sure to awe anyone, even the Colorado natives. At Daniel’s park on a clear day, you can see all the way to Pike’s Peak and there have been numerous bison sightings. There are a few undeveloped trails but there’s a short trail north of the Shelter House that will take you to the top of the bluff where you can enjoy a picnic while watching the sunset over the Rockies.  Daniels Park is 20 minutes from The Inverness Hotel and 21 miles south of Denver. The Park can be reached via I-25 south to Castle Pines Parkway (Exit 188). To book a Labor Day weekend getaway in Denver, visit them online or call (800) 832-9053. 

 

Paddleboard on Lake Washington

A walk along the docks at the Woodmark is the perfect opportunity to decompress, take a deep breath, and take in the beautiful views on Lake Washington.  A kayak or stand up paddle board ride immerses you in serenity while letting you discover the area, and for the adventurous types, challenge yourself to a stand-up paddleboard yoga session! Reward your body for a job well done at Still Spa at the the Woodmark, where guests can take advantage of a variety of spa treatments and expert advice on maintaining a mind and body balance. To book a Labor Day vacation at The Woodmark visit them online or call (800) 822-3700. 

 

Take a Wellness Vacation to Palos Verdes

Terranea Resort is the perfect escape for a wellness retreat. This coastal resort offers multiple activities to get your heart rate up and leave you feeling balanced and refreshed.  The Bungalows are geared towards adults in search of rejuvenation, relaxation, and special VIP treatment including breakfast and lunch at The Spa Café, access to the spa pool and amenities, and deals on spa treatments and cabana rentals in the award-winning 50,000 square foot spa.  Terranea also boasts an oceanfront fitness center with pilates, yoga, and seaside cycling classes available to all guests as well as two miles of on-property scenic bluff-top trails and a secluded beach cove.  For guests looking to immerse themselves in nature, pointe discovery offers a variety of active adventures to explore with tidepooling, kayaking, snorkeling, and more!  Experience Terranea’s birds of prey through the falconry program, spot whales and dolphins on a whale watching tour, or get a first-hand experience with the Pacific Ocean as you stand-up paddle board or scuba dive in the Terranea Cove. With food fresh from local farms (and even some directly from the property), panoramic ocean views, and multiple pools and adventure activities, Terranea is the perfect wellness destination. To book a Labor Day vacation at Terranea visit them online or call (866) 802-8000. 

 

Tags

labor day, travel tips, summer

Location

San Diego, CA
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Englewood, CO
Isle of Palms, SC
Kirkland, WA

Hotel/Resort

Paradise Point Resort & Spa Terranea Resort The Inverness Hotel & Conference Center Wild Dunes Resort Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa

Category

Local's Guides Destination Luxury

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