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5 Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend


It’s almost that time of year again: Labor Day is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start planning what you’ll do on the holiday weekend. For many, this can end up being the last holiday hurrah of the summer, as fall begins just a few weeks later. If you’re stumped on what to do this Labor Day weekend but you know you want to make the most of your time, we’ve got some great ideas that you can embrace.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors and Go Camping

Labor Day weekend is an incredibly popular weekend for camping so, if this is something that interests you, it’s a good idea to book a reservation as far in advance as possible. Typically, the weather is a little more comfortable for camping at this time of year, as the nights tend to cool off a little bit which makes sleeping in a tent much more tolerable. And if you don’t like the idea of camping in a tent, you can look into renting an RV or camper trailer.

The United States has no shortage of campgrounds, giving you the option to book something nearby and local, or make a road trip out of it and head to another state.

Head to the Beach or Lake

For those that live near a lake or a beach, Labor Day weekend is a fabulous time to spend the day on the water. You can enjoy lazing on the sand and soaking up the sun, water sports and activities and just hanging out with friends and family and make it a social event.

Check Out the Famous Mattress Sales

Here’s something you may not know about Labor Day - it’s known for some very specific deals and sales. Labor Day mattress deals are something many people look forward to all year, waiting until this time to scoop up that brand new high-quality mattress they’ve been eyeing. 

Savvy shoppers will start their mattress shopping in advance by checking out the different options, reading reviews and keeping their eyes open for any sale previews. The only other day of the year that can rival the deals of Labor Day is Black Friday - which is also synonymous with being a very busy and often competitive time to shop. This is a way to beat that rush and craziness and save a bundle.

Host a Backyard Party

Rather than spend the holiday weekend at home alone, why not host a backyard party for family and/or friends? This is an opportunity for everyone to catch up and celebrate the end of another fabulous summer season. 

When hosting a backyard party there are a few things you’ll want to work into the planning process, which include:

  • Food and drinks
  • Décor
  • Entertainment and games
  • Ample seating for all guests
  • Music
  • The guest list
  • A backup plan in case the weather doesn’t cooperate

Plan a Picnic in a Local Park

For those looking for an activity that doesn’t take up a full day or the holiday weekend, why not plan for a picnic in a local park? You can go all out and make it an elegant picnic complete with high-end foods and beverages. You can even invest in a traditional picnic basket complete with all the essentials like a blanket, cutlery, plates, cups and so forth. Be sure to take a little time to research the ideal picnic foods and recipes to ensure you have all the essential ingredients on hand.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to spend the Labor Day weekend, whether on your own or with family and friends.

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