Looking for a last-minute Labor Day weekend getaway? There's no better way to savor the last days of summer than with a Labor Day long weekend vacation spent with loved ones.
Make memories on your last vacation of summer, soak up the sun, and gear up for a busy school year ahead! These five destinations are ideal for your Labor Day vacation, with plenty to do with the family and ways to relax and unwind.
Spend Labor Day weekend in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Cape Cod isn't just a summer destination; it's beautiful in the early fall as well. The great beaches and fabulous seafood make it a great Labor Day weekend choice for those who aren't quite finished soaking up the summer sun.
For your Labor Day weekend on the Cape, discover the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, spy seals at the Cape Cod National Seashore, or try a whale watching expedition— what could be a better way to see off summer?
Vacation homes on the Cape average about $1,700 per week, which can be cost prohibitive for many families. For a cheap but absolutely unique and authentic vacation in Cape Cod, stay in a home exchange. With a home exchange, you can save up to 80% on your housing budget!
Spend Labor Day weekend in Alexandria, Virginia
Swap the crowds and tourists of Washington DC for Alexandria, just south of the capital city. This city sits on the Potomac River and is steeped in history. There's plenty to do in Alexandria over Labor Day weekend, including concerts and festivals, kayaking on the Potomac, and enjoying some delicious food and beer.
While in Alexandria, don't miss a ride on the Old Town Trolley, tour of Mount Vernon, and an afternoon getting lost on the side streets full of shops and restaurants. Of course, you can always nip into Washington DC for an evening, just 30 minutes away by metro!
Spend Labor Day weekend in Cancun, Mexico
Looking for idyllic, warm beaches with nightclubs, shops, and restaurants a stone's throw away? Grab your passport and bikini, because Cancun has all that and more! Cancun, located on the Yucatan Peninsula, may be the quintessential destination for a Mexican beach vacation.
If you only have Labor Day weekend to explore Cancun, make sure to visit the traditional downtown area, El Centro. You'll find food carts, parks, souvenir shops, and bustling neighborhoods, offering an authentic experience. When you've had your fill of shopping (and street food), enjoy the natural beauty the area has to offer, from pristine beaches to breathtaking waterfalls.
Spend Labor Day weekend in Toronto, Ontario
With Canada's border recently reopened to US travelers, take advantage and head north for a long weekend in Ontario's capital, Toronto. The soaring cityscape is complemented by the city's green spaces, trails, parks, and zoo. Take advantage of the lingering summer weather and dine on a rooftop with a stunning view, tour an open air art gallery, and explore the Scarborough Bluffs.
Toronto is also a foodie's paradise, so if you love trying new cuisines, you're spending the weekend in the right place! Work your way through Toronto's unofficial food bucket list or sign up for a local food tour to taste as much as you can during your trip.
Spend Labor Day weekend on the Oregon coast
There's so much to do on the Oregon coast over Labor Day weekend, providing a beautiful getaway in nature. If your summer has been hectic and you just want to turn your phone off and unwind, the Oregon coast is a peaceful respite.
Whether you decide to hike, whale watch, fish, dine out, or tour lighthouses, you'll always have something to do during your Oregon coast vacation. Staying in a home exchange for your Oregon coast vacation ensures you can also relax and have quality time with the whole family. You'll have all the comforts and amenities of home, like a fully equipped kitchen, toys for your kids, and tips from locals about the best things to do during your Oregon coast vacation!
How to get started with HomeExchange
Have you found your perfect Labor Day weekend getaway? Sign up for HomeExchange (for free!) and find the perfect vacation accommodations.
The principle of home exchanging is simple: swap your home with someone else and enjoy the wonders of each other's city! HomeExchange also has a points exchange system, offering even more flexibility to members and facilitating non-reciprocal exchanges.
Signing up for HomeExchange is free, so you can start communicating with members as you organize your next vacation. You are only required to pay the annual membership fee when you're ready to finalize your first exchange.
With the membership, whether you are a host or a guest, you can be sure that you will be supported 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and covered in the event of unforeseen events with our guarantees.