Discover New Places to Relax this Labor Day
Posted On: August 30, 2017
Labor Day is right around the corner, which means one wonderful thing: three-day weekend. We’ve compiled a helpful list of destinations worth discovering to help you celebrate the hard work that’s gone into making America. This way, the hardest work you’ll have is planning how to relax.
Gettysburg, PA – What better way to enjoy a holiday than to revel in the one of the most significant moments in American history? Gettysburg is a surreal experience, as beautiful as it is somber. The battlefield site offers scenic views of rolling fields to accompany the treasure trove of rich history. The town itself is perpetually sleepy, making it a prime place for a quiet Labor Day.
Pro-tip: Plan a picnic! Gettysburg park offers two different picnic areas for your enjoyment. A nice meal with a good view is the perfect way to recover from exploring the park.
Cape May, NJ – If you’re wishing for fun in the sun with some sand and surf, Cape May is the quintessential northeastern beach town. In addition to the beautiful beaches, you could get your thrills at Morey’s Piers, or take a stroll through Cape May Point State Park. Boasting a slew of delicious dining and shopping options, Cape May has everything needed to make for satisfying day-cation.
Ft. Walton Beach, GA – Looking for one last shred of summer before heading into fall? Then you should consider heading down to Ft. Walton beach. With miles of pristinely fine white-sand beaches available for lounging, and brilliant emerald-green water to look out on, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful spot to soak up some sun. When the sun sets on this tropical paradise, you’ll finally have a reason to leave the beach and explore everything the town has to offer.
Pro-tip: Get there early! Beaches fill up pretty quickly, so sprawl your towel out while there’s still space for it.
Nashville, TN – For a lively weekend in a vibrant city, you’d be wise to head to Nashville. Known as “Music City,” Nashville is chiefly known for a legendary music scene and the historic venues that house it. Less prominent (but just as impressive) is the busy arts scenes blossoming all around town. If at any point you’ve worked up an appetite exploring this beacon of America’s soul, just pop into any of the eateries serving world-famous southern barbeque.
Pro-tip: See a live show! Nashville’s music scene is certain to have a show to suit your taste, and if not, this is the perfect time to discover something new!
Big Bend National Park & Marfa, TX – No matter where you start from, this one is a good drive; you’d best prepare for a full weekend roadtrip. Big Bend National Park is simply majestic, an otherworldly experience of raw untamed beauty. Hike it, camp it, whatever you need to do to enjoy it so long as you see it. Head north to discover Marfa, the tiny town that’s becoming Texas’ worst kept secret. An art oasis in the middle of nothing and tumbleweeds, Marfa houses an impressive amount of art and chic eateries. Come for the Chinati Foundation, stay for happy hour at the glamp-ground of El Cosmico, leave with photos to make all your friends jealous..
Pro-tip: Civilization is pretty spread out all the way out here; you’re going to want Roadside Assistance from Stream, If there’s ever any problem, all you have to do is call the number and wait for help to come to you. Otherwise, you could discover quite the headache trying to figure out who to call.
New Braunfels, TX – New Braunfels is another excellent choice to squeeze a little more summer out of your calendar. Just beyond San Antonio, New Braunfels is a paradox in being a sleepy town with so much to do: float down either the Comal or Guadalupe rivers, blast down waterslides at Schlitterbahn, or soak up the unique mixture of culture between the founding German roots and the modern-day Texas charm.