Believe it or not, the fall season is closer than ever. One step into a store, and you will find pumpkins, Halloween candy, and fall-scented candles.
The anticipation for pumpkin spice coffee drinks starts taking over, and you begin to yearn for the holiday season. However, even if consumerism has us already fantasizing about Halloween costumes and visiting the pumpkin patch, summer is still not over.
With such a busy season coming up, this is the perfect opportunity to recharge your batteries before the summer ends.
As Labor Day is the last holiday weekend before the change of seasons, you should use this time to rest and relax with your family to prepare for what’s to come.
Here are some ideas for spending this Labor Day holiday with your family and savoring the last few moments of summer.
Go Watch a Movie
And we don’t mean some random movie you can stream on Netflix or Disney+. Make an actual trip to the movie theater. Pick a movie that catches your attention, buy some popcorn and candy, your favorite drink or slushie, and have yourself a relaxing afternoon with the family.
Most movie theaters are still located inside shopping malls or plazas, so afterward, you can do a little bit of shopping (Labor Day sales are hard to beat) and just explore the mall.
Go to a Museum
Most people think about going to the beach on Labor Day weekend since, again, summer is almost over, and the warm weather will soon subside.
While it is completely understandable to want to soak up the sun’s rays, the beach will most likely be packed all weekend long. And I don’t know about you, but being on a beach filled with people and driving around in circles trying to find parking because there are more tourists than usual is not exactly relaxing.
Instead, opt for going to a museum with your family. You’d be surprised just how many museums your city has to offer, so you are bound to find something that everyone will enjoy. Take the day to learn, interact with new things, and enjoy a nice meal at the museum’s cafe or food court.
Plan a Staycation
Sometimes, you just feel sick and tired of everything and don’t want to leave the house. And a holiday weekend seems like the perfect opportunity to stay at home to unwind and relax.
But staying at home does not have to be boring for you and your family. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend by planning a staycation. Vacation at home and have a blast with your family while also staying away from the city’s noise. Plan a game night, set up a tent in your backyard to enjoy a night of camping, and have an at-home spa day — the options are endless.
Your kids will have the time of their lives, and you won’t have to worry about chasing after them to an unknown destination or trying to find things to do.
Try one of these ideas out, and you will end Labor Day feeling refreshed and recharged, ready to say goodbye to the summer months and relish in anticipation of the coming season.