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Best Labor Day Weekend Destinations

If you’re planning a mini vacation this Labor Day weekend but don’t know where to go – don’t worry! There are plenty of great cities across the US with Labor Day activities to help you celebrate. Many cities will be hosting Labor Day celebrations, with events and attractions to keep the whole family entertained. Check out our top choices for cities to visit for Labor Day weekend, including...

  • Washington DC
  • Boston
  • Miami
  • San Francisco
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • New York City
  • Chicago

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Washington DC

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Celebrating Labor Day in the US Capital, Washington DC, is sure to be a great time. Learn all about the city’s history and significance with educational and entertaining tours such as the Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off tour, The Washington Monuments Cruise, and the Talk Politics and Tour Capitol Hill tour. Keep the whole family entertained as you enjoy the last few days of summer with top attractions including Madame Tussauds, the International Spy Museum, and The Capital Wheel. Be sure to check out the annual Labor Day Capitol Concert. The National Symphony Orchestra will play a free concert on the West Lawn at the US Capitol, so bring a blanket, picnic, and the whole family! For more ideas, read our suggestions for spending Labor Day weekend in Washington DC. Washington DC is a fantastic city to spend your Labor Day weekend. Many of these great attractions are included with the Go Washington DC Card.


Boston is a top choice for your Labor Day weekend destination. With plenty of special Labor Day events to keep you busy, the city is great for a fun-packed weekend getaway. Discover Boston’s history with the Freedom Trail Walk into History Tour, visit the Salem Witch Museum, and take The Harvard Tour. Make the most of the last few days of summer in Boston with outdoor activities including Six Flags New England, the Charles Riverboat Cruise, and the Franklin Park Zoo. Plus, don’t forget to check out our guide to spending Labor Day weekend in Boston for more attraction and event ideas. Many of these popular attractions are included with the Go Boston pass, which could save you on admission vs gate price.


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Why not spend your Labor Day weekend vacationing in Miami? Say goodbye to summer with a beach break, and enjoy plenty of beach and water activities. Speed through the water while taking in the sights on a Jet Boat Tour, or take it slow with 1-hour kayak or paddle board adventure. If you’re visiting Miami, you have to visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to learn all about the Apollo moon landings and to see real rockets up close. Plus, you could even meet a real member of NASA's Astronaut Corps. For more Labor Day in Miami attraction and event ideas, check out our helpful guide. Admission to these attractions are included with the Go Miami pass.

New York City

Image of City, Car, Vehicle, Person, New York City is an incredible city to visit all year round, and Labor Day Weekend is no exception. Importantly, Labor Day Weekend is a great time to visit NYC. You’ll get to enjoy the warm weather before the city starts getting cooler. A trip to the Big Apple would be incomplete without a visit to the Empire State Building. See the city’s sights from up high – and be sure to remember your camera! Take one day of your Labor Day weekend to tour New York City by bus with the Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off tour to see as much of the city as you can while learning about its history and culture. There are usually tons of fun events taking place over Labor Day weekend, so take a look at our guide for ideas on how to spend your Labor Day in NYC. Plus, admission to many popular New York attractions is included with the Go New York Explorer pass.


Image of City, Urban, Metropolis, Cityscape, Condo, Housing, High Rise, Office Building, Downtown, Boat, Apartment Building, Skyscraper, Water, Chicago is one of the best cities for a mini vacation over Labor Day weekend. The city has all kinds of attractions, including SkyDeck Chicago where you can see the sights from the sky, the Art Institute of Chicago which features contemporary art, architecture and design, and the Brookfield Zoo, which is home to more than 2,000 animals. Chicago usually has various festivals taking place on or around Labor Day weekend. Why not attend the Great American Lobster Fest, Chicago Jazz Festival, or the North Coast Music Festival? You definitely won’t be short of things to do. For more ideas, check out our guide to spending Labor Day weekend in Chicago. Remember, many of Chicago’s top attractions are included with the Go Chicago pass, which helps you save on admission vs gate price.

San Francisco

Image of City, Outdoors, Building, Cityscape, Urban, San Francisco is a fun and exciting city with tons of quirky attractions. If you spend your Labor Day weekend visiting San Francisco, the hardest part will be deciding what to do first! From the Escape from the Rock tour of Alcatraz, the Exploratorium featuring more than 650 exhibits, and the California Academy of Sciences which has its own rainforest, you are sure to find attractions to entertain the whole family. Plus, there are usually events taking place on and around Labor Day weekend. You have to check out Union Square Live and Shakespeare in the Park. Check out our guide to spending Labor Day weekend in San Francisco, and remember many of these attractions are included on the Go San Francisco pass.

Los Angeles

Image of Light, City, Metropolis, Urban, Neighborhood, Traffic Light, Office Building, Tree, Condo, Housing, Palm Tree, Head down the Californian coast to Los Angeles for a sunny Labor Day weekend. LA has so many fun events to help you celebrate the holiday, therefore, you won't be short of things to do. Be sure to check out the LA County Fair and the Taste food festival which typically happens around Labor Day. Plus, there are many attractions in LA that will help you make the most of the end of summer. Visit the famous Knott’s Berry Farm, take a Whale Watching and Dolphin tour, or visit the always popular Universal Studios Hollywood. Check out our guide to Labor Day weekend in Los Angeles, and remember that many popular LA attractions are included on the Go Los Angeles pass.

Las Vegas

Image of Lighting, City, Urban, Symbol, Tree, Celebrate your Labor Day weekend with parties and events in Las Vegas. Party like a celebrity with the Rockstar Pool Party Tour, experience Vegas glamour at VEGAS! The Show, and be amazed by LOVE by Cirque du Soleil. Or, see Nevada’s breathtaking landscape with a Full Day Grand Canyon Tour, or the Hoover Dam Tour. Plus, hotels and clubs often host special events over Labor Day weekend. Whatever you choose to do, you won’t be bored in Las Vegas. Check out our Labor Day in Las Vegas guide and remember that many popular Las Vegas are included on the Go Las Vegas pass.

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