5 Fantastic Deals for a Labor Day Weekend Getaway

Jessica DeLucia Cocoa Beach, Gatlinburg, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Williamsburg

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“Where has the year gone?"

If you’re like many, you’ve probably heard this phrase about a hundred times as we near the end of summer. It won’t be long until autumn sets in, the days grow cooler, and you’re packing up your grilling gear for the season. All you need to do is blink and we’ll be in the midst of winter! But first, let’s rewind. If you’re one who still hasn’t taken time off to enjoy a break from reality, or is simply feeling the need to enjoy heated temperatures one last time, that time is now. A Labor Day Weekend getaway is an excellent opportunity to close out the season with family and friends, whether it be on a beach, poolside, on a waterslide, at a theme park, at a historical museum, or in the heart of nature.

There are plenty of destinations to visit and soak in the remaining bright blue skies and sunny days of the year. So, whether it be a road trip or flight for your choice of travel, get in your last hurrah and enjoy the taste of yet another season coming to an end. In celebration of the federal holiday honoring America's hard workers, like yourself, make the most out of the long weekend with a getaway to 1 of the 5 following vacation destinations…

#1. Orlando, Florida

Orlando has and will always seem to be the summer vacation hotspot, and for good reason! This city in Central Florida boasts top-notch restaurants, shopping opportunities, and is home to an oasis of outdoor activities and attractions like top water parks, nature preserves, and the family-friendly major theme parks of Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando. Many visitors choose Orlando as their Labor Day Weekend destination as daily high temperatures decrease (on average) from 89°F to 86°F, showing no signs of an upcoming change in season. And, if you're looking for a destination with plenty of expected events for a Labor Day weekend getaway, Orlando should become your priority choice.

Great Local Labor Day Events in Orlando
Silver Moon Drive In
FREE Labor Day Admission to Harry P. Leu Gardens
EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival
Universal's Halloween Horror Nights
Orlando's Magical Dining
Holistic Globe Body Mind Spirit Expo at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa

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Featured Orlando Labor Day Package

4 Days 3 Nights From: $99 Per Package

PHOTOS: Treasure Cove Water Park | Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa | Orlando, FL

#2. Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Love the outdoors? What better way to celebrate the end of summer than by heading to Gatlinburg, a mountain town in eastern Tennessee, known as a gateway to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s said that July is the busiest month of the summer season, while October being the busiest in the fall. With Labor Day Weekend falling in the middle, this is an excellent time to avoid the peak season crowds and simply relax. The average daily high temperatures decrease (on average) from 82°F to 74°F during the month of September. So, cool things down on your Gatlinburg adventure with a brisk hike around the mountains, hillsides, and valleys, whitewater rafting, Anakeesta Theme Park, and plenty other inviting things to do!

Great Local Labor Day Events in Gatlinburg
Dollywood's Splash Country
Mountain Highway Concert
Unbelievable Magic
Labor Day Celebration at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park

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Featured Gatlinburg Labor Day Package

4 Days 3 Nights From: $59 Per Package

PHOTOS: Southern Comfort Restaurant | Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Water Park | Gatlinburg, TN
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#3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Located on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast lies the beautiful central location of a 60-mile string of beaches: Myrtle Beach! This coastal town with satisfy the vacationer looking for the best family attractions, restaurants, and nightlife one can think of. During September, daily high temperatures (on average) decrease from 85°F to 79°F, making beachlife much more comfortable for those who dislike the hot spells of summer. Enjoy Myrtle Beach's boardwalk for a beachfront view. Reserve a tee time at one of the many pristine golf courses in the area. Ride the 187-feet tall Skywheel. Reality is, there is no shortage of fun, food, and fireworks when you’re celebrating Labor Day Weekend along the Grand Strand.

Great Local Labor Day Events in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach Beer Trail
Downtown Pawleys Live Music, Food & Art Festival

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Featured Myrtle Beach Labor Day Package

4 Days 3 Nights From: $99 Per Package

PHOTOS: Resort Splash Pad | Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort | Myrtle Beach, SC

#4. Cocoa Beach, FL

Next up: the Florida coast! Spending the long weekend in Cocoa Beach is sure to be as relaxing as you'd like it to be. If you're looking to explore outside of the beach, expect to find local markets, live music, and fresh catch restaurants. During Labor Day, expect high temperatures to decrease (on average) from 87°F to 85°F. While other states celebrate the end of summer, Florida's Space Coast ensures the summer weather, and fun, keeps on. Cocoa Beach is also a great destination to reel in the catch of the day, offering plenty of fishing opportunities including inshore fishing at the Intracoastal Waterway, freshwater fishing, and a bucket-list favorite, deep sea fishing. Also, enjoy other fun things to do like kayaking and paddleboard rentals, boat tours, and more.

Great Local Labor Day Events in Cocoa Beach
Calypso Kayaking
Summertime Blues | A Studios Exhibition

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Featured Cocoa Beach Labor Day Package

3 Days 2 Nights From: $169 Per Package

PHOTOS: Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier | Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort | Cocoa Beach, FL

#5. Williamsburg, Virginia

Williamsburg is a beautiful historic city boasting authenticity. As part of the Historic Triangle, you're bound to encounter and enjoy the many lively festivities during Labor Day Weekend. During this time daily high temperatures decrease (on average) from 87°F to 78°F. It's possible to see higher than normal crowds for the holiday weekend, so we suggest stopping by the more popular attractions first, such as Governor's Palace, Capitol, and the Muscarelle Museum of Art. If you're looking for extra thrills, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country U.S.A. are attractions the kids will love. And, because the fall season is in fact nearing, a highly-recommended experience is a famous, and spooky, ghost tour.

Great Local Labor Day Events in Williamsburg
Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Labor Day Car Show

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PHOTOS: Resort Activities | Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort | Williamsburg, VA

Find your Labor Day Weekend Getaway today!

Before you start putting up your fall decorations and prepping for the new seasonal shenanigans, take advantage of what's left of the summer! Shake things up with a Labor Day Weekend getaway to the best places to go for Labor Day weekend: Orlando, Gatlinburg, Myrtle Beach, Cocoa Beach, and Williamsburg. You'll always find fantastic deals for resort accommodations from the Official Vacation Headquarters, Westgate Reservations, guaranteed.

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