Labor Day weekend is almost here! As the last long weekend of the summer, it’s a great opportunity for one last hurrah before the weather cools down.
Labor Day is about more than just barbeques and poolside hangouts though––it’s a day to commemorate the contributions of everyone who is part of the workforce. The holiday has been honored since September 1882, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union.
Top Destinations for Labor Day Weekend Trips
Still need to make your long weekend plans? Use this guide to help you create a great Labor Day Weekend itinerary at nearby destinations, all not too far from your home at The Promenade.
1.5 hours away from Baltimore
If you only have time for a day trip, we recommend Harper’s Ferry. As a historical park, Harper’s Ferry offers a glimpse into history dating back to the 1800s. Spend some time checking out the exhibits, then explore the park’s 20+ miles of hiking trails, picnic spots, and more.
2 hours away from Baltimore
Who doesn’t love a quaint coastal town? St. Michael’s is the perfect place to live out your seaside dreams. There are plenty of cute inns and B&Bs to stay in and some great dining options. Don’t miss the town’s one-of-a-kind boutique shopping, too.
2.5 hours away from Baltimore
Enjoy a luxurious stay with a historic charm at Bedford Springs. The Omni Bedford Springs Resort’s beautiful grounds are the perfect place to soak up summer’s last moments. Spend the days poolside or at their world-renowned spa, or play a round of golf.
Tilghman Island is another charming place for a quick Labor Day Weekend vacation. Go sailing, fishing, or stroll around the island, then enjoy a nice dinner at one of their many highly-rated restaurants. With a relaxing slow pace, this island is a great escape from city life.
3 hours away from Baltimore
There’s something for everyone at Ocean City. With everything from water sports, to boutique shopping, to wine tasting, OCMD is a fantastic destination no matter how you want to spend your long weekend.
Or, head to Delaware to visit Rehoboth Beach or Dewey Beach. With exciting nightlife and beautiful beaches, these destinations are perfect for a trip with friends. Spend the day swimming and sunbathing, then enjoy dinner and dessert at one of the beaches’ many eateries.
Another great seaside option is Cape May. Hailed “America’s Oldest Seaside Resort,” Cape May has a rich history of tourism. You can take a walk around town to check out the beautiful architecture, shop at unique local businesses, and, of course, get in some beach time.
Visit Deep Creek to get in touch with nature and spend a weekend at the largest freshwater lake in Maryland. There are lots of cool cabins available for rent, great for large groups. Many even have direct lake access!
3.5 hours away from Baltimore
Enjoy a mountain getaway in the Poconos this Labor Day Weekend. This large mountain range is home to a wide array of things to do. There are some beautiful resorts and spas for a mountainside retreat. Or, if you’re looking for a little more adventure, there are plenty of hikes, adventure parks, and water sports to partake in.
4 hours away from Baltimore
If you have time to travel a little further, check out Assateague Island. It’s just off the coast of Maryland, but it feels like you’re in another world thanks to the unique landscape of salt marshes and maritime forests. There are even wild horses that roam the island, making it a truly one-of-a-kind destination.
Happy Labor Day!
Wishing you a happy Labor Day weekend, Promenade residents! If you travel to any of these spots, don’t forget to tag us in your photos on social media, @ThePromenadeHE.