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Affordable Labor Day Getaway Ideas Across The Country
Fall will be here before you know it. Give summer a proper send-off and dive into the new season feeling refreshed. Travel may be different this year, but if you are still itching for a getaway, here are some affordable options to take advantage of the upcoming holiday weekend.
1. Mt. Zion National Park – Springdale, UT
“Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon,” says the National Park’s website. The beauty of Mt. Zion National Park is breathtaking, and you can spend all weekend hiking the various trails and exploring the diverse wilderness. A seven-day pass for one vehicle is only $35 and local hotels in the area start around $200 per night.
2. Savannah, Georgia
Savannah provides the perfect playground, from strolling around the famous Forsyth fountain to having unforgettable experiences at Prohibition-era distilleries and rooftop patios. If venues across town are still not open, there are plenty of outdoor activities to fill your days. Stop by significant sites like Old Fort Jackson, Fort Pulaski National Monument, and Bonaventure Cemetery or stretch out on a sandy beach at Tybee Island – all for free or little cost.
3. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Whether you seek adventure, the arts, or want to connect with nature, Lake Geneva has it all. Hit the beach, the golf course, or spend a day at the spa for a chance to unwind. Keep the cost of your trip down by enjoying outdoor activities like visiting the local orchards and farms or stroll the Shore Path around Lake Geneva, offering you an up-close view of historic estates and stunning homes with beautifully landscaped yards and gardens.
4. Nashville, TN
The city of Nashville grew from a foundation built on music. While visiting, take the time to explore historic recording studios and backstage tours of world-famous music venues, one of America’s oldest working letterpress shops and even a bus tour serenaded by a local songwriter. Local Airbnb and hotel options throughout the city are affordable and outdoor activities won’t cost you much from biking and walking tours and strolling through the Greenway to water activities like puddling up Cumberland River.
5. Newport, Rhode Island
Just ninety minutes south of Boston and three hours north of New York City, Newport is an easily assessable destination for anyone living in New England or the northeast. Paddle, surf, skate, hike, bike, walk, sail, and more along the coast of this charming town. Enjoy the local farmer’s markets and scenic hiking and walking trails like the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge and Cliff Walk all for an affordable price.