For many, Labor Day is the last celebration of the summer, so it’s the perfect time for one last weekend getaway! While Labor Day often brings to mind days spent lounging on the beach or chatting with friends at a barbeque, there are plenty of other great destinations to visit this holiday. For some inspiration on the best places to visit this Labor Day, read our guide to some of our favorite spots in Maine.
If you have a certain type of vacation in mind, you can browse the Select Registry properties by experiences. Adventurers may want to look into our accommodations near natural wonders or outdoor adventures. Travelers interested in experience the local cuisine and drink will want to check out locations with pubs and taverns or focused on food and wine. Whatever type of experience you’re looking for, you’ll find some of the best places to visit for Labor Day by exploring the dozens of Select Registry locations.
Our Favorite Places to Visit for Labor Day
Bar Harbor, Maine
Late summer may be the best time to visit Maine, the northeasternmost 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.
Where to Stay
Manor House Inn: Located in an area once called Millionaire’s Row, the Manor House Inn is a charming, Victorian-style building on Mount Desert Island. While staying at this beautiful manor, guests have easy access to the water, restaurants, shops, and the national park.
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.
Ullikana Inn: A delight cottage, the Ullikana Inn has a gorgeous patio, which overlooks the bay, and an indoor dining area that allows for views of the beautiful terrace fountain. While the inn is located in a private neighborhood in Bar Harbor, it’s close to many of the attractions travelers want to explore including the Bar Harbor Village.
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.
Where to Stay
Blair Hill Inn: From the back lawn at the Blair Hill Inn, guests can sit and take in gorgeous views of the lake and surrounding mountains. There’s nothing quite as relaxing as watching the sunset over the water after enjoying a delicious dinner at the inn’s restaurant, which sources produce from its own on-site garden.
The natural beauty of Maine and its atmosphere of relaxation make it one of the best places to visit for Labor Day. Whether you’re traveling as a family, a couple, or with a group of friends, there are plenty of activities for everyone. Hit the water and try paddleboarding or kayaking, or take to the mountains for a day of hiking. For a more laid-back trip, you can lounge near the lakes or unwind on one of the countless beaches in the state.
If these suggestions don’t pique your interest, you can browse our additional properties in Maine, or check out our Destinations options to explore other areas of the country. Wherever you choose to stay for Labor Day 2018, you’re sure to have an unforgettable stay at a Select Registry property.