10 Wonderful Ideas for Last-Minute Labor Day Weekend Getaways
Hit the road for the long holiday weekend in your reliable rental car
Need help finding ideas for an awesome end-of-summer hurrah but don't know where to go yet? Well, we know what you want and we've got it. A trip to the beach? Check. A romantic getaway? We've got multiples. Theme parks? Yep. Free attractions? Of course, we've got those too. Check out our awesome list of the best trip ideas from Las Vegas to Chicago to Seattle to Los Angeles to Miami to Orlando to New York, and many other cities.
Las Vegas, Nevada
There are more things to see and do in Las Vegas than you can, by any means, imagine. Not to mention, they don't usually come cheap. When in Vegas, hit the shops and clubs, experience placing a bet at Caesars Palace, get into the spirits and wines of Sin City and head to the Downtown Cocktail Room, tour the Strip for less than, yes, $10; lounge around the city, and of course, you can't go wrong watching the Bellagio Fountains.
Head north along the Boulevard and rise above the Stratosphere if you are looking for thrill rides. Or if your dream wedding is in Las Vegas, why not tie the knot, Vegas-style at the Viva Las Vegas Chapel. Isn't it romantic? Make sure also to book a stay at The Skylofts MGM Grand for an over-the-top weekend. Why? Because you and your better half deserve it!
Chicago is the hub to avant-garde architecture, world-class museums, dandy parks, and excellent dining and shopping. Spend your holiday like a true Chicagoan with your reliable car hire through VroomVroomVroom. Make sure you stop by at Lincoln Park Zoo, as well as the Navy Pier, where fab events like musical performances, movie screenings, and fireworks displays will take place this Labor Day weekend.
New York, New York
They say a trip to New York City can be the experience of a lifetime. I agree. I mean, with famous attractions such as the Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park, The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Manhattan Skyline, Broadway, The High Line, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square and a whole lot more – don't you just love the Big Apple already?
This colorful city offers unique experiences for every traveler to make sure he/she has a memorable vacation whether it's spent at theme parks, such as the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Legoland Florida, and other famous parks, or just get moving and experience the thrill of indoor skydiving. If you love arts, culture and history, check out the state-of-the-art Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts, the Orlando Ballet, Orlando Museum of Art, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, as well as the Orlando Science Center. Grab a car rental in Orlando to begin your road trip adventure.
Want a loud and multicultural experience this Labor Day? Then make your way to Miami. In between swimming and soaking up some sun, delight yourself in Art Deco on Ocean Drive, hang out in South Beach, shop and eat at Lincoln Road Mall, kid around at the Miami Children's Museum, stop and smell the flowers at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden, dance till dawn at some over-the-top bar clubs and join in the festivities. For supper, dine like you're in Dynasty at the Forge, get a taste for some South American cuisine, and round out the night in a luxurious hotel like the Mandarin Oriental. Don't you like Miami already?
Los Angeles, California
Of course, not to be missed is the entertainment capital of America – Los Angeles. Make sure you book a car rental to the City of Angels through VroomVroomVroom and start exploring the city at your leisure. You never know which A-list movie star or singer you'll bump into. Stop by at the iconic Hollywood sign, play at Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, explore top-notch museums, or bust your moves at fancy clubs and bars.
There are so many cool things to do and see in Seattle, which has become one of the top destinations for travelers. From the famous Space Needle, hop on the monorail at Westlake Center at 5th Ave & Pine Street and immerse yourself in the culture, which is represented by gorgeous natural scenery, outdoor pursuits such as cycling, and, of course, delicious artisanal coffee. Yum.
So if you want a calming week, spend it in the Emerald City, with its views of the Olympics and Cascades and its thousands of beautiful acres of parks – I guarantee you'll feel recharged.
San Francisco, California
Situated at the tip of a peninsula between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific coast, heading to San Francisco with a reliable car rental, which is deemed as everyone's favorite city, is perfect if you are looking to relax in a big city. This high-spirited city offers numerous attractions and activities that can appeal to visitors of all ages. From the famous The Golden Gate Bridge, which by the way, is a real must-see to the touristy Fisherman's Wharf to the vibrant Castro, as well as romantic restaurants, hotels, cool arts scene and colorful nightlife – there are numerous things to love about San Francisco that will make your trip to the City by the Bay truly memorable.
If you are searching for the best restaurants, historic attractions and art museums, or famous parks, you will see it all in Denver.
Don't forget to make a stop over at the Taste of Colorado Festival, as well as the Colorado State Fair while you're in town. If you are with your kids, don't miss out bringing them at the Children's Museum of Denver, the Forney Museum of Transportation and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. And for a night you'll never forget, book your stay at the historic Oxford Hotel.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Who doesn't love going to the beach? Make sure you pack your fab swimwear and hit the road the soonest (as you don't want to waste any time in traffic). Have a relaxing day, visit Chesapeake Beach (also known as “Chick's Beach”) and soak in some sun. You can also go boating, embark on several free outdoor excursions, or skip the sand for a romantic afternoon at the pool. Sounds lovely, right?
Hit the Virginia Beach Amusement Park for an evening of thrill rides and games, which is a perfect place for relaxation and family bonding. Or groove and dance to the beat of salsa, meringue, Latin, Carribbean and pop music of Virginia Oceanfront festivals. For dinner, hit the Laskin Road, Suite 182 The Meting Pot for a relaxed atmosphere, fine foods and wines and fab dining experience. For a hassle-free vacation, don't forget to book a car rental in Virginia Beach so you can drive any time, any where.
Labor Day is coming up! So what are your big plans for the long holiday weekend?