Labor Day weekend is the last hurrah of summer, as kids return to school and the temperatures drop shortly thereafter. If you’re located in the Carolinas or Virginia, celebrate by getting away for the weekend to one of these beautiful locations. There are so many beautiful vacation destinations to choose from in this area, and these five places are particularly accessible and have lots of accommodations left for the upcoming long weekend!

Escape To These 5 Great Places In The Carolinas and Virginia!

1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Every Labor Day weekend, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina hosts its three-day Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival with music concerts, arts and crafts vendors, and a barbeque competition. When you’re not at the festival, relax on the beach, walk along the boardwalk, visit the Carolina Opry, or take a nature and wildlife tour of the surrounding area.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

2. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This is an ideal destination for families with school-aged children. Colonial Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a charming and interesting place where you can learn a lot about life in the American colonies. Dress up in colonial costume, learn traditional songs, and see what life was like in a colonial home. If you want to have fun the modern way, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is nearby, with waterslides and rides that are perfect on a summer day. Make sure to visit Jamestown settlement and nearby Norfolk, as well as the beautiful York River State Park if you’d like to walk in nature!

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3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

If you’re looking for more of a city escape, spend Labor Day weekend in the beautiful and historic Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. While you’re there visit one of the breathtaking beaches, be it Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, or Folly Beach; stroll through Saturday’s farmer’s market at Francis Marion Square; and visit the Charleston City Market for some craft souvenirs.

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4. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, this vibrant arts community is a fantastic place to go for a getaway. Walk around the North Carolina Arboretum, or head out of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to the stunning Blue Ridge Parkway for the best access to hiking, biking, camping and beautiful streams and waterfalls. Tour the historic Biltmore Estate and make sure to check out the Shindig On The Green, a fun music festival on September 3rd where you can relax and let the weekend begin!

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5. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is always beautiful, but Labor Day weekend in the city is made especially memorable by the American Music Festival that takes place oceanfront for three-days. National, regional, and local acts play on 5th Street and along the boardwalk. When you’re not enjoying the tunes, visit the city’s 14 miles of open, public beaches and the more than 18,000 acres of state parks and national wildlife refuges.

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This article was written by Isabella Sayyah.