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5 of the Best Places to Visit for Labor Day

As the final celebration of summer, Labor Day is an incredible chance for one last weekend getaway. Whether you're looking for a quiet oceanside escape, the excitement of a big city, or anything in between, the picture-perfect destination is waiting to be discovered. If you need some help finding the best places to visit this Labor Day, continue reading below for some of the best options for weekend getaways in the U.S.!

1. Cape May, New Jersey

Cape May is New Jersey's best-kept secret. Windswept beaches kiss the Atlantic Ocean, where stunning lighthouses keep a watchful eye on the jewel-like waters of the Delaware Bay. Here, the cultural appeal of America's oldest seaside resort is in perfect harmony with its natural setting. Artfully blending old-world history and intrigue with modern excitement and accessibility, Cape May is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a beach destination with a style all its own!

Stay at The Mainstay Inn & Cottage

Of the many charming inn's and bed and breakfasts in Cape May, The Mainstay Inn & Cottage is one of the best! This Victorian-style inn features the elegance and sophistication of 19th-century aristocracy updated to meet the needs of the modern traveler. Guests can enjoy luxurious accommodations and stunning views of the inn's perfectly manicured gardens.

The Mainstay

The Mainstay exterior.

2. Virginia Beach, Virginia

When you imagine the ideal East Coast beach for a Labor Day celebration, Virginia Beach is probably what comes to mind. This bustling beach town features a level of excitement that you just won't find anywhere else! Sunny beaches, a 3-mile boardwalk, and a bustling city center are all waiting! No matter what the perfect beach getaway looks like to you, finding things to do in Virginia Beach is never an issue.

3. Asheville, North Carolina

Nestled in the heart of North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains, Asheville is a charming mountain town that has slowly become one of the hottest travel destinations in the country. Incredible food and breweries, stunning wildlife, and a vibrant arts scene are just a few of the things that makes this bohemian dreamscape the perfect destination for your Labor Day weekend getaway!

Stay at Albemarle Inn Bed & Breakfast

A classic turn-of-the-century Southern mansion on the National Register, the Albemarle Inn offers elegance in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Stay in a room that matches the sophistication and beauty of Asheville while giving yourself easy access to the town's most inviting activities!

Albemarle Inn

Albemarle Inn exterior.

4. Bar Harbor, Maine

Late summer may be the best time to visit Maine, the northeastern-most state in the country.  Bar Harbor is a coastal town located on an island abundant with mountains, forests, and marine landscapes. While staying on the island, you should explore the nearby Acadia National Park known as the “Crown Jewel of the North Atlantic Coast.” Offering more than 150 miles of hiking trails, the park is home to seven peaks and several lakes. Whether you’re looking for a weekend on the water or an adventuring journey through the mountains, Bar Harbor is one of the best places to visit for Labor Day.

Stay at The Inn at Bay Ledge

The Inn at Bay Ledge overlooks the water from the top of a tall bluff, which allows for unparalleled views. In the evenings, guests can climb down the cliff via a wooden staircase and enjoy the sunset from this small, private beach area.

The Inn at Bay Ledge

The Inn at Bay Ledge exterior.

5. Greenville, Maine

If you’re looking for a different kind of Maine experience, try visiting Greenville during your Labor Day travels. Also located on the water, Greenville sits next to Moosehead Lake, a beautiful, large body of water perfect for a variety of outdoor recreation.

Stay at The Lodge at Moosehead Lake


The Lodge at Moosehead Lake

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The country is full of destinations that are built to excite and inspire. Luckily, with our help, finding the perfect place to visit for Labor Day is easier than ever before. If none of the destinations listed above piqued your interest,  feel free to browse through our full list of properties or check out our destinations options to explore other areas of the country. The getaway of your dreams is just one click away!

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