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The last big weekend of summer is right around the corner to give you that quick break from the otherwise busy work life schedules. Though there is no harm in spending this long Labor Day weekend at some cozy corner of your home sweet home, relaxing and rejuvenating, but being the last Labor Day weekend, which is often considered to be the season’s last long vacation time before entering into the onset of cold, wintry months, a quick city escape or a spontaneous beach break in a sunny locale is not at all a bad idea. If this thought triggered something in your heart and mind or If you've dilly-dallied on making vacation plans for the last big weekend of summer, don't skip packing your bags just yet, as still there is some time left to plan for a quick getaway destination. Whether you're fascinated with inspiring natural landscapes, or the offbeat track locales give you the adrenalin rush or a quiet beach retreat soothes your soul, here are 5 easy last-minute escapes ideas you can choose from. So what are you waiting for, stop procrastinating, and book your flights to one of these budget friendly, inexpensive yet thrilling vacation getaways for the upcoming three-day weekend.
The freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe is the largest and one of the most scenic alpine lakes in America. One can get lost in its beauty while its brilliant waters vary in color from emerald to Caribbean blue. Located across the border of California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe offers a lovely patch of sandy beaches along with rocky coves and forest areas spread across 55 acres of land. It’s an ideal site for swimming, scuba diving, cruises and kayaking, as well as hiking and biking in the surrounding mountains. A spectacular fireworks extravaganza organized right over the lake after dusk is a must visit attraction for the visitors. Lake Tahoe offers all the important ingredients which is needed to make a destination a worth visiting site and which can be given a thought while planning for a short and crispy break.
Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg has it all namely, the hypnotic beauty of the Smoky Mountains, the outdoor adventure for the action seekers, the perfect laid back scenic charm for the family-friendly set up, ideal for a perfect vacation destination. Gatlinburg offers America’s best-loved and popular aquarium, full of underwater adventures, just perfect for all ages. Gatlinburg is well known for its great outdoors like snow skiing, whitewater rafting, world-class golf and fishing and 600 miles of hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park designates Gatlinburg as one of America’s best outdoor destinations and a perfect mountain getaway.
If you are craving for a leisure vacation and your idea of the end-of-summer escape includes relaxing in an off-the-beaten-track locale, then you can straightway think of heading towards Tulum for the upcoming long weekend. Tulum is a lovely small town on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico, known for its beaches and well-preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city. UNESCO’s World Heritage Site and one of the most important sites in Tulum, Mayan ruins, are located on a cliff facing the Caribbean Sea. It’s an out of the world experience to view this spectacular archaeological site on the seashore in a warm starry nights and clear turquoise waters. To capture the serenity of this site which is perhaps the most photogenic site in the region must be an awesome experience. Visitors can enjoy the Yoga session at Sanara, the oceanfront yoga studio to feel rejuvenated or splurge into variety of exotic Mexican cuisines at Mezzanine, amidst the cool sea breeze. Tulum will give you ample reasons to make you feel close to paradise.
Located just a short 45-minute ferry ride from Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard has long been a favorite weekend destination for visitors. If you wish to experience a rustic charm of a small island, this is the place to be and for the most authentic feel, the tiny fishing village of Menemsha is a must visit site. You might get a glimpse of some of the popular celebs as Martha’s Vineyard is the summer home for a number of famous personalities, like singer Carly Simon. You will certainly relish wide variety of fresh seafood at a number of colorful seafood shacks along the harbor, while enjoying the fisherman with their nets, unloading their catches for the day. Martha’s Vineyard annual Labor Day Weekend Festival, is an interesting event featuring art and craft by the Island local Artists which can make your Labor day weekend break much more interesting and full filling.
If you are looking for a party destination, to make your long weekend an exciting one, you should consider New Orleans which is considered to be a year-round party destination. New Orleans is famous for its amazing nightlife, live jazz, as well as the excellent and wide range of cuisine. There is no doubt that Labor Day weekend will be wild and crazy, as people from around the world come and join here in on parties, parades and contest for its annual Southern Decadence event. You will definitely enjoy the celebration which is open to all.
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