5 Labor Day Destination Ideas

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Labor Day is fast approaching, and with it comes the final summer call to leave your house and go exploring.

This trip may be your final one of the year with good weather so you definitely want to try something new. This might be the best trip to try out an RV. Whether you rent or are looking to buy an RV, a Labor Day trip may be the best way to see what you can do.

Now that you have a mode of transportation, here are five Labor Day destination ideas to get your creative juices flowing. 

The Mighty Five, Utah

Utah is home to five National Parks. And if that alone isn’t reason enough to add the state to your next road trip itinerary, all five of those National Parks are within reasonable driving distance from one another.

The Mighty Five include Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion. At each one, you’ll find incredible natural structures, scenic hikes, unmatched stargazing opportunities and more. 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is another ideal destination for those looking for scenic drives and National Parks.

Mountain biking trails will take you to the top of Teton Pass, and historical tours will take you to local watering holes frequented by the likes of Ernest Hemingway. And don’t forget Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. You can relax on the shore or paddleboard across the crystal blue waters.

Once you’ve had your fill of the Tetons, head a few miles north to explore Yellowstone National Park, where you can find plenty of camping and RV parks.

Banff, Alberta, Canada

If you’ve got a passport, Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, is well worth the drive.

During your Labor Day weekend trip, you’ll be able to hike mountain passes, go paddleboarding on Lake Louise, mountain bike down lush forest trails, and attend a number of concerts and performances. 

If you want to see some snow, you can drive to the Columbia Glacier. Or you can relax in the natural hot springs, especially during those crisp evenings.

Just make sure you have your passport, RV registration information, and vaccination records for any pets.

Key West, Florida

If it’s the beach you want, Key West in Florida will give you many different options.

After a scenic drive in your RV, you can swim with dolphins, kayak through the backcountry, dive and snorkel in the ocean and even rent your own boat and explore on your own — and those are just the water-based activities.

Once you’ve got your sea legs and are ready for a break, you can head back to land and visit Key West’s many art galleries, theaters and restaurants. 

Ulysses, New York

Chasing waterfalls can be a good thing, at least it is when you’re in Ulysses, New York. 

The RV-friendly town is home to Taughannock Falls State Park, an “outdoor lover’s fantasy” that’s home to a 215-foot waterfall. After you’ve parked your vehicle, you can explore miles of wildflowers, waterfall-adjacent hikes and more.

Your Labor Day weekend is a great time to have one final hurrah for the summer. There are plenty of options of where you can go and what you can do. Be sure to make it a memorable one.