September’s almost here, believe it or not. Soon the leaves will turn, the temps will drop, and the layers will pile on with each and every shiver. Before you know it, winter will be on it’s merry—

Oh, you’re not ready for that yet?

Well, don’t pack away your summer duds just yet! We’ve planned out some great trips for you to have the best Labor Day. Flight deals to flip flops, shorts to swimwear, it’s time to gear up for a sunny sojourn because these getaways are just what you need to feel like summer never has to end.

Take the Kids on the Last Summer Hoorah.

So your little ones (and not-so-little ones) are headed back to school, which is simultaneously sad and super exciting. On the one hand, you loved having them around for some quality family time and will seriously miss those day trip adventures! On the flip-side, you’ll also breathe a bit easier when they’re not home all day, literally bouncing off the walls and traipsing through with friend after friend after friend.

Why not take one last family-bonding hurrah before school starts? San Francisco has all the hills you could possibly need to help burn off all of that energy. Take the family on a boat ride in the Bay Area, then hit up a few museums. Leave a whole day open for Golden Gate Park if you want to see everything it has to offer: lakes, gardens, meadows, playgrounds—the fun just doesn’t stop.

If you’re not really feeling the California sun, head to Seattle for culture, ferry rides, glass museums, and even more beautiful nature-loving adventures. Have the kids ever seen snow in the summer? Mt. Rainier will blow their minds.

You’re welcome.

Still hunting for cheap flights? Labor Day weekend 2019 is calling your name, so it’s time to get your vacation on with great deals right here!

Reconnect with Your Significant Other.

You two have been working nonstop and could totally use a long weekend to breathe, reconnect, and reinvigorate the romance. Leave the kids, pets, work-worries, and chores at home. The world is your oyster, and all you have to do is figure out what you want to do as a couple.

If you’re looking for a beach getaway, Florida‘s got sun, fun, and some really great beaches. You can also opt for some peace and quiet if that’s what you’re in the mood for. There are tons of resorts where you can lay out and read with a cocktail in hand. When it’s time to cool off, grab a paddleboard or kayak, or even rent a boat so you can watch the dolphins play.

If hiking is more your thing, head to Phoenix, AZ, or Denver, CO. Both locations offer up plenty of opportunities to stay active. Hit the trails along the Grand Canyon, just outside of Phoenix,  and burn off some of that excess energy in the great outdoors, with kayaking, horseback riding, or even a cave hike. Bring some of those layers we mentioned though—those caves can get pretty chilly. Phoenix is the warmer destination of the two, but Denver’s downtown scene can supplement your nature-loving adventures with a little bit of culture (and antiquing!), as well as some super romantic views.

Get Your Party On!

You and your closest friends have been talking for years about taking a vacation together. Isn’t it time to finally treat yourselves, after that big promotion you worked so hard for?

Las Vegas and New York City are some of the best places to get your party on because the nightlife is legendary. Check out a few world-renowned shows, hit up a club, or just oooh and gawk at the pretty, blinking lights.

Having trouble choosing between the two? Pick Vegas for heat and non-stop fun. You won’t have to ever leave the casino unless you feel like sleeping or swimming. New York City has the all-night food options, glitzy clubs, and the glamour of feeling like a New Yorker for a few days, but with endless transit options and some really famous museums to help you pack in a little more culture. Either way, you can’t go wrong for a fun-filled friend trip. Celebrate engagements, singledom, baller career moves, or just years and years of untouchable friendship. You know you deserve this trip.


You’ve worked hard all year long and totally deserve that vacation. Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to treat yourself, so why not turn it into an adventure? Tell us where you’re going for Labor Day weekend in the comments below!


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