Before the weather starts to cool down, Labor Day weekend gives families some extra moments to enjoy their favorite summer activities. As crowds thin out, it’s a great time to hit the beaches or head to the mountains and soak up the last leisure days of summer. Here are five vacation ideas for fun things to do over Labor Day weekend that the whole family can enjoy together:
Build sandcastles in Gulf Shores, Alabama
The Alabama Gulf Coast is a great spot for families in search of more sun before summer’s end. As one of the best places to visit for Labor Day weekend, it’s easy to get the whole family involved in turning the area’s famed sugar-white sand into a grandiose castle. Or make it a competition and each build your own masterpiece. Ask a kind beach-goer to crown a winner, and let the triumphant pick the spot for dinner.
Have a picnic in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains
Nothing quite says summer like a picnic lunch or a Labor Day weekend in a cabin. Head to a cabin in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains and enlist the whole crew in whipping up favorites like egg salad sandwiches, fresh veggies, fruit kabobs, mini pies and more. Then, pack it all up and hit one of the many trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Park it poolside in Charleston’s Islands
Find a beach pad on one of Charleston’s Islands and set up camp by the private pool. Let the kids splash around while you finish up your summer reads. Use the kitchen to make snacks and easy lunches so you don’t have to stray far from the water at all. After games of Marco Polo and races across the pool, the little ones are sure to be happily tired.
Hit the theme parks in Orlando, Florida
The Theme Park Capital of the WorldSM, there are plenty of fun things to do in Orlando, regardless of age. From Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Orlando® Resort to SeaWorld® Orlando and Legoland® Florida, you’ll have plenty of options, depending on your kids’ interests. Visit the parks that appeal most and get great value by staying in a nearby vacation rental villa.
Get adventurous in Breckenridge, Colorado
If your kids are up for a challenge, take them to Breckenridge’s Epic Discovery. From ziplines and scenic chairlift rides to suspended bridge walks and hiking trails, everyone can get in on the action. After adventurous days, curl up for family movie nights in a vacation rental home. While you’re in Breckenridge, don’t miss the area’s annual Great Rubber Duck Race.
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