Labor Day, the first Monday in September, was created as a dedication to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It marks a national tribute to the contributions that workers have made to this country. Looking for a way to celebrate your achievements and relax a little from work? If you live in Florida or want to travel, then we suggest you look into one of these hotspots!

Don't worry - you may have thought that it was too late for a Labor Day vacation. The good news is that these five hotspots in Florida are still great for a last-minute getaway!


Escape To These 5 Great Florida Labor Day Destinations!



1. Kissimmee

Just south of Orlando, Kissimmee is a great place to vacation. You can of course stay here and go to some of the parks at Orlando; it’s only a 40-minute drive. However, there’s plenty to do here. Go ziplining at the Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park. Take a boat tour or just hang out at the Kissimmee Lakefront Park. Fun Spot America is an impressive and fun arcade for all ages. The Museum of Military History is also quite amazing and perfect for the possible rainy day. If you're traveling with children, consider planning a special trip to Disney World.

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2. Panama City Beach

Known as one of the Spring Break hotspots, Panama City Beach is just as thrilling during Labor Day weekend! The Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is three-day music festival and people travel from all over to attend. So not only can you have a great beach vacation, but you can check out this amazing festival, too. Spend a day fishing or diving on the water and enjoying the active beach scene in the warm evenings!

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3. Miami

One of the music and nightlife hotspots of the world, Miami is a fantastic destination if you're looking for a fun weekend of dancing the night away. Whether you enjoy a swanky bar or a salsa club, Miami has it all. If you're planning a getaway with the family and children, though, don't worry - there is plenty for you to do all together! Check out the Miami Zoo and the Miami Seaquarium when you're not enjoying your time in the soft sand and perfect water.

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4. St. Augustine

Looking to recharge before autumn? St. Augustine is the perfect place. You can, of course, spend your weekend in the sun on the beach, but there’s more to do. Consider treating yourself to a little spa treatment at one of the many in town spas, or maybe go on a wine tour with The Tasting Tours. Plan to play some golf on any of the impeccably maintained courses and relax with a delicious meal afterwards. There are also different boat tours that you can take, which is a fun option for families with young children.

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5. Fort Myers Beach

There is so much to do in Fort Myers! From beaches to boat tours to just about anything relating to the water, you can do it here. If you don’t want to spend all your time on the water, there are plenty of activities on land. Take a tour of the Edison and Ford winter estates. Go shopping! There are tons of boutique and antiques shops to discover. You should also check out the Butterfly Estates and the Southwest Florida Museum of History.

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This article was written by Alina Dix.