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Labor Day Weekend Getaway Ideas

Sep 1, 2021

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Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer and vacation season. It is the last long weekend most schools and companies celebrate until the fall and winter holidays arrive. With this, you definitely want to make it worthwhile! Even if you don’t have a chance to take a full vacation out of town, there are other ways to celebrate and relax. 

Load up the car for a road trip. 

Why not drive somewhere new for the three-day weekend? There are plenty of beautiful mountain and beach destinations within a few hours drive from the CSRA. You could even spend a day just exploring country roads and disconnecting from the busyness of everyday life. 

Have a backyard sprinkler party. 

If you’d rather stay home and not worry about dragging the kids on a long trip, make it a weekend staycation instead. Set up a sprinkler or two in the backyard and let them run free while you hang out on the porch, or join them for priceless memories! 

Shop away. 

Most retailers run Labor Day sales for the weekend, so take advantage of those if there is anything you need. Take a quick trip to nearby outlet malls or shop small and check out some of the local shops in downtown Augusta or Aiken. 

Break out the fall decor. 

A long weekend at home means you have the chance to transition your decor from summer to fall. Visit a local craft store for everything pumpkin-related and turn your home into a cozy haven. 

Hold a backyard game tournament. 

Invite your family and friends over for a fun night of laughing and enjoying each other’s company with games. Set up the backyard with cornhole, giant tic-tac-toe, checkers, or any other games you may enjoy. This is the perfect time to let loose and enjoy a little friendly competition coming off of the heels of the Olympics. 

Host a cookout. 

Labor Day weekend may be the last summertime opportunity for a good barbecue with friends and family. Invite everyone over for classic burgers and hot dogs or a good brisket to share. 

Take that vacation.

If you’re able, go ahead and book that vacation you never got around to during the summer! This may be your last chance for a while so dip your toes in the sand, hike your favorite mountain, or just enjoy a relaxing weekend away. 

No matter how you choose to celebrate Labor Day, make it a true getaway. Get away from the rush of everyday life and even if you are staying home, focus on the memories to be made instead of the work to be done.