Labor Day Date Ideas – Weekends with Encounter

Labor Day weekend is upon us! So for those of us who wait until the last minute, we’ve compiled some Labor Day date ideas.

A three day weekend that essentially marks the end of summer, Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to take a trip or do something you wouldn’t normally do. On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with using the extra time to just relax with a staycation.

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Out of Town Ideas

If you’re feeling the trip idea, (but maybe you’re worried you waited too long to plan something) here are some good last-minute labor day date trip possibilities:

  • Bed & Breakfast –Find one within driving distance in a town you haven’t visited before, and spend the weekend exploring and relaxing.
  • Music Festival –Most festivals offer one or two day tickets at the gate. Check here for festivals near you.
  • Beach –There’s nothing like a last minute beach trip. Call hotels for availability – you may be able to get a great last minute deal.
  • City Trip – U.S. News has a list of 10 Affordable Labor Day Getaways

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Staycation Ideas

Sometimes you just don’t feel like traveling, especially during a busy time like Labor Day weekend. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself! Here are some suggestions for a long weekend at home with your labor day date:

  • Pretend You’re A Tourist –Where would someone who is visiting your town for the first time go? Chances are, you haven’t been there for a while (if ever). You might gain a new appreciation for the area in which you live, or at least have some fun along the way.
  • Binge Watch Something New – The perfect activity if the weekend ends up being rainy and dreary. Choose a new show to get addicted to together.
  • Host A BBQ – Invite some friends or other couples over for a barbecue. Make it a potluck – less work for you, but just as much fun.
  • Pool Day –Spend a day (or the whole weekend, if you’re so inclined) at the pool. Soak up the last of that summer sun (don’t forget the sunscreen!)

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There are some things you can do whether you decide stay home or travel:

  • Check out a nearby state park – Pack a picnic and spend the day hiking and taking in the natural beauty of the area
  • Go to the movies – If the weather has you stuck indoors, enjoy a classic “dinner and a movie” date
  • Go to a sporting event – Look into the local teams in the area and see if there are any games happening this weekend.

Whatever you decide to do, remember, Labor Day is a time to celebrate our hard work and achievements. So relax, put your feet up, have a cold drink, and don’t be afraid to spoil yourself a little bit.

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