Summer is coming to a close and it's time for one last adventure – why not book an unforgettable Labor Day weekend getaway? Whether you're looking to stay close to home or take a cross-country trip of a lifetime, we've put together a list of ideas that will get your wanderlust into gear!
Beach bums and wine lovers and history buffs alike will all find something that tickles their fancy – a perfect way to bid farewell to the warmer months over Labor Day weekend.
Best Getaways for 2022 Labor Day Weekend
Here are our top six getaway destinations around the United States for an incredible Labor Day weekend. From coast to coast and a few spots in between, there's something for everyone.
1. Cape Cod, MA
Have a last hurrah of summer in Cape Cod. This Massachusetts peninsula is popular with both holiday goers that live close by and those that come from a bit further afield. Labor Day weekend is the last chance to experience this beachy locale in its full splendor before shops and restaurants close for the season. Following this season's extreme heat waves, you'll be lucky to feel a bit of cool breeze off the ocean while on a boat ride or as you sit and watch the waves. Don't forget to feast on the fabulous local seafood!
2. Savannah, GA
Visit Georgia's oldest city, and certainly its most charming. The historic district is brimming with stunning antebellum architecture, cobblestone streets, and verdant trees covered in Spanish moss. If you love American history, arts and culture, and enchanting towns, Savannah is the dream locale for your Labor Day weekend getaway. Shutterbugs will go wild snapping photos of the lush gardens, quaint town squares, and seaport views.
3. Camden, ME
Labor Day weekend in Camden, Maine is synonymous with the Windjammer Festival. Everyone – locals and tourists alike – celebrates the town's longstanding maritime and sailing traditions with plenty of delicious food, exciting boat races, dancing, and buzzing fair with local crafts and treats. Camden transforms into a veritable playground for both children and adults looking to soak up the great outdoors over Labor Day weekend. Stuff your face with a lobster roll, gaze out over the stunning blue water, and prepare to say welcome autumn.
4. Sonoma, CA
Wine lovers with a flair for fantastic farm to table food will absolutely love Sonoma, California. Dozens of vineyards and restaurants are ripe for discovering, so why not send summer off in style this Labor Day weekend? The area's local arts scene is just as inspired as its grapes, and the historic mission buildings and surrounding plaza are home to fabulous shopping and other activities. Sonoma is a dreamy Labor Day weekend getaway spot that guarantees you raise a glass to the summer gone by and prepare for the harvest up ahead.
5. Vail, CO
Vail is certainly a winter hotspot for avid skiers and other snow-loving visitors, but its summer and fall seasons are just as spectacular. Nestle yourself among nature this Labor Day weekend and enjoy Vail's stunning wildflowers, hiking trails, and dramatic landscapes. If you're looking to spice things up in the adventure department, adrenaline junkies will love the plethora of activities available. From tubing to gondolas to ropes courses and more, there's something for everyone eager to close summer with a bang. The local food scene is just as exciting as the outdoor offering, making it an extremely well-rounded destination for Labor Day 2022.
6. Willamette Valley, OR
Oregon's Willamette Valley is a must-visit mecca for wine lovers, but there's plenty of other fun to be had beyond the vineyard. Hop on a bike and cycle through the green, hilly farmland before stopping to pick the area's abundant fruit, berries, and even lavender. If you are feeling a bit antsy, there are lots of outdoor activities, such as hiking and treetop courses, to get your heart racing a bit. If you're more into caffeine than booze, the area's specialty coffee scene is one of the country's best. If you've already done Sonoma and Napa or are just looking for another version of the amazing U.S. wine country, the Willamette Valley is a dreamy spot to check out.