If you are looking for a great Labor Day Weekend getaway, then these travel destinations are just the perfect spot for you to consider. Labor Day travel is expected to increase this year; therefore, families are looking for the hottest Labor Day Weekend travel destinations. For a family Labor Day getaway, look no further than these Labor Day Weekend destinations.
Panama City Beach, FL– My husband and I discovered this Gulf of Mexico jewel several years ago and fell in love. The beaches are beautiful soft, white powdery sand that disappears into water so clear you can see the fish swimming at your feet. We have stayed in several of the hotels and condominiums and the rates are very reasonable even during the summer season. If you venture off the beach, there are more attractions and activities to keep you busy than you can fit into even a full week. St. Andrews State Park is a great place to visit when you are in Panama City Beach. Take the Shell Island Shuttle from St. Andrews State Park and spend the day on this uninhabited, totally natural island. Just remember that the island does not have any bathrooms, chairs or convenience items so carry everything you will need with you on the shuttle.
Water parks – Water parks are now more than just a pool and a few slides. Water parks have advanced into acres and acres of fun for the entire family. You can spend your entire weekend just enjoying the water park; however, most of water parks now are adjoining other amusement parks and offer combination tickets so fun is more affordable than ever before. The best water parks to visit during your Labor Day Weekend:
**Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia is a spectacular water park with onsite accommodations and camping. In addition to the thrilling water rides, Kings Dominion also has an amusement park with heart-stopping rides that will thrill you after you day in the water park.
**DollyWood’s Splash Country provides endless fun with a huge wave pool, lazy river and countless water slides. Combine a visit to Splash Country with everything else there is to do in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
**Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin Dells, WI is the largest water park in America with over 60 water-based rides, activities and attractions. For best deals and savings, check for accommodations at the lodging partners shown on their website.
**Water World located in Denver Colorado has 64 acres of fantastic water fun for the entire family. There are rides for everyone in the family from youngest to oldest and from the timid to the daring. You can rent cabanas so you have your very one retreat for rest and relaxation during the day.
Washington, DC – I had not considered our nation’s capital as a Labor Day Weekend destination; however; there are wonderful family friendly activities for this holiday (many of them free). If you are considering a visit to Washington, DC, Labor Day weekend may be the perfect time for that trip. A few of the highlights of Labor Day Weekend in the capital include: The National Symphony Orchestra performs a free concert at on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol the Sunday before Labor Day. The DC Blues Society holds its Annual DC Blues Festival Labor Day Weekend. This year the free blue concert is at Carter Barron Amphitheatre on September 5th and includes much more free fun in addition to the free concert. About.com has a list of most of the events for Labor Day in Washington, DC. There are so many attractions, events and exhibits in Washington DC for the family that it is impossible to list them all here. Washington.org has an interactive website where you can view events or attractions by date or type. This is an exciting and enjoyable Labor Day getaway for the entire family.
Atlanta, GA– Atlanta is a great weekend getaway especially Labor Day Weekend because most people are heading toward the lake or coast so maybe you can avoid the crowds. There are many attractions in Atlanta to keep the entire family having fun for the weekend. You can visit the Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the world, or the Atlanta Zoo to enjoy an afternoon with the animals. Spend some time at Stone Mountain Park to enjoy attractions such as the Grist Mill, Confederate Memorial Carving and the Antebellum Plantation & Farmyard. Do not miss the Lasershow Spectacular, a one of a kind laser show that combines lasers, surround sound and special effects into a fantastic show choreographed to music.