How to Plan Your Labor Day Vacation ~ The Southern Scoop
With summer still in full swing, we’re soaking up every second of sunshine we can get. We aren’t quite ready for cooler weather just yet! Not to mention, there’s still plenty of time for beach vacations and barbecues. Labor Day is just around the corner, and this is one of our favorite reasons to take a beach vacation. The Gulf Coast is full of local events for Labor Day weekend, so you can celebrate the long weekend from sunup to sundown. In this month’s Southern Scoop, we’re breaking down our tips and tricks on how to plan your Labor Day vacation. Direct flights, the best spots on the beach, and things to do while you’re here – it’s easier than you think!
How To Get Here
Fortunately, our beaches are only a short drive away if you’re in Alabama, Missisppi, Louisiana, or any other nearby states. If you aren’t within driving distance, or simply don’t want to make the drive (a two-day car trip can be intense, especially with the whole family!), then you’re in luck as several airlines are now offering direct flights to Pensacola and Destin/Fort Walton. For visitors from New York, United Airlines recently launched daily non-stop flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to Pensacola International Airport. You could be at the beach in a matter of hours! Allegiant also provides non-stop service to the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport from a number of locations, including Cincinnati, Austin, Indianapolis, and so much more. Be sure to check out your local airport’s website for information on direct flights.
Where To Stay
Once you’ve figured out your travel plans, it’s time to find a place to stay. Finding the perfect vacation rental for Labor Day weekend can be a lot of work, but that’s what we’re here for. We have the inventory to accommodate any size group, whether you’re taking a week-long family vacation or going on a weekend vacation with friends.
For beachfront luxury along Scenic 30A, choose one of our lavish Adagio vacation condos. These 3-4 bedroom condos can accommodate anywhere from 6-10 guests, making them the ideal choice for your beach getaway. Inside each condo you’ll find high-end updates and luxurious at-home comforts, with stainless steel appliances, beautiful en-suite master bedrooms, and oversized balconies with views of the interior-facing pool or Gulf of Mexico. The amenities at Adagio are unmatched as well, providing you with an incredible beach vacation for Labor Day weekend. An 8,000 square foot pool, on-site spa, private beach, fitness facility, and more await.
Do you need something a little more spacious for your group? Explore one of our vacation homes in Orange Beach, Alabama at Southern Secret West & East. Two homes in one easily sleep 24 guests, so you’ve got enough room for the whole family, and then some. Eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and three stories of space ensure everyone will be plenty comfortable! At the rear of the home is a private pool and furnished sundeck, where you can splash about as you soak up the summer sun. Beach access is just a short stroll away too, so you won’t have to go far to experience our glittering green waters for yourself.
What To Do
You won’t find a shortage of fun local events for Labor Day weekend here on the Gulf Coast! Over in Panama City Beach, the 2019 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is sure to be an exciting way to say goodbye to summer. It’s the perfect combination of country music, great weather, and the beach. Headliners include Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, and Kid Rock. From August 30th through September 1st at Frank Brown Park, bring your cowboy boots and your beach chair and get ready to have a good time!
In Destin, the HarborWalk Labor Day celebration is not to be missed out on. You can catch this fun event on August 31st and September 1st, from 5-10 PM on both nights. Live music and fireworks sound like a great way to send summer off to us! You’ll be endlessly entertained at HarborWalk Village, with multiple options for dining, entertainment, and more. Grab a bite to eat at Harry T’s Lighthouse before treating yourself to a sweet treat at The Fudgery. We highly recommend exploring Destin’s waters on one of the many dolphin tours or fishing charters found at HarborWalk Village as well!
Browse on over to our events calendar to see what else is going on during Labor Day weekend!