Unique Family Activities for Labor Day Weekend

Author: Lauren Ross


Labor Day is almost here – and that means a last summer-hurrah for many Americans. The holiday is typically recognized as the “unofficial end to summer,” and many people prefer to spend their three-day weekend outdoors by the pool or grilling out before the cold weather creeps in. There are other unique family activities you can do for the long weekend. Here are our suggestions:

Plan a family camping trip at the beach

What could be more perfect than a family camping trip at the beach? Whether your family prefers RV or tent camping, be sure to pack all the essentials needed to make the outing enjoyable and stress-free. Camping is an inexpensive activity, but rich in family bonding. While on the beach, plan for campfire fun like s’mores and storytelling. Since you’re camping on the beach, you may be treated to a Labor Day fireworks show.

Catch a professional baseball game

Since there are so many professional baseball teams playing a home game this Labor Day Weekend, it would be silly not to buy tickets and see one. Many fields also put on special events around the holidays – some of which include pictures with mascots, raffles, and autographs from star players. Post-game concerts are a real treat at major and minor league games.

Make reservations for a family-friendly dinner show

The ever-so-popular dinner and tournament show, Medieval Times, is a family classic activity. There are other shows that would be fun for the family too, such as a dinner and comedy show, murder mystery dinner show, and concert series.

Explore the botanical gardens

On Labor Day, many people will be soaking up the last of the warm weather – and so should you! A great place to do just that is at the local botanical gardens. Here, spend some time in the greenhouse exploring the different shrub varieties – or, enjoy the serene water fixtures and colorful flowers of the international gardens. Most botanical gardens have walking trails where you can discover unique wildlife, and a vegetable garden with frequent tasting events.