With pumpkin spice season lurking just over the horizon, it's nearly time to bid Summer a sweet yet sorrowful farewell.
But not before one last hurrah, of course.
Labor Day weekend is rapidly approaching, and if you think we're going to let you waste it sitting inside your apartment moping over beach season's upcoming end, then you've been sorely misled.
These 15 destinations, scattered all across the Americas, are still currently in full Summer swing -- and nearby hotels are offering endless packages for tourists drawn in by their city's celebrations, including fireworks, parades and concerts.
You won't want to miss out on these wild three-day adventures.
Head South to Louisvillefor fun right off the bat this holiday weekend at the LouisvilleSlugger Bat Museum and Factory. For activities beyond the big bat, stop by the Flea Market Labor Day Spectacular, WorldFest, or the 10th Annual Car, Truck, and Bike Show.
Just outside of Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s most visited attraction. This Labor Day weekend, the park will host a celebration featuring the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® followed by an epic fireworks display on all three nights.
Austin is one of the most vibrant U.S. destinations, home to delicious food and a dynamic entertainment culture. The Music Capital of the World will be switching things up this holiday weekend hosting the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.
The JW Marriott Austin is located within walking distance of many comedy show venues and home to one of Austin’s best rooftop pools.
In Dallas, the First Annual Riverfront Jazz Festival is located in Texas Horse Park. Over the holiday weekend travelers can experience over 70 acts across various music verticals including jazz, R&B, Soul, Blues, and Neo-Soul.
While there, make sure to check out the W Dallas where you can lounge poolside ...
... and take in incredible panoramic views of the city.
Accommodations at the recently redesigned Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown show off the property’s $35 million renovations which include all-new guestrooms. To conclude the weekend head to Nashville Shores for their fireworks show.
The largest free jazz festival is happening over Labor Day Weekend in Detroit. Feel like a star with Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center’s VIP festival package. If you’re not into jazz make sure to check out the Art, Beats, & Eats Festival, Michigan Renaissance Festival or explore the area’s beaches and parks.
Cleveland welcomes the return of the city’s largest outdoor event: Cleveland Labor Day Weekend Oktoberfest!
Visitors can settle in at the new Aloft Cleveland Downtown, which is close to a handful of local breweries for those looking to stay downtown. Hop onto the Brew Bus for an authentic tour of the top breweries in The Rock and Roll Capital of the World.
Celebrate the LGBT community in New Orleans over Labor Day weekend at the Annual Southern Decadence Festival. This celebration of LGBT culture attracts over 160,000 participants from all over the world.
Say goodbye to summer with a trip to the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. The free National Symphony Orchestra's Labor Day Concert kicks off the beginning of the Kennedy Center's performing arts season, and features patriotic classics that highlight the sounds of America.
While some people are enjoying the weekend-long festivities in the U.S., others may be wishing to travel somewhere outside the country. For those looking to take advantage of the few extra days off, fly to Brazil for a warm-weather, immersive vacation in Rio de Janeiro. Though the country doesn’t celebrate Labor Day, their Independence Day is the same week so there will be celebrations taking place across the country.
Stay at the JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro with easy access to cultural attractions such as Centro Cultural Banco de Brasil, Theatro Municipal and Museum of Modern Art.
12. Boston, Massachusetts
Unleash your inner Gatsby this Labor Day weekend in Boston at the historic Courtyard Boston Downtown. This Jazz Age landmark first opened in 1924 as a hotel for traveling entertainers, and today provides central access to Beantown’s many, diverse attractions.
Enjoy a baseball game at legendary Fenway Park, family-friendly programs on the USS Constitution, an awe-inspiring Whale Watching cruise, or a relaxing Swan boat ride in Boston’s Public Garden.
13. Charlotte, North Carolina: Labor Day Pool Party at The Ballantyne
Guests at The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Charlotte, will be in for a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend. To create the perfect end-of-summer celebration, the hotel is hosting an array of activities from a pool party and pig roast cookout to complimentary yoga and evening dive-in movies. Travelers can stay active with bikes, tennis, golf, and lawn games by the pool.
It’s not too late to wish Canada a happy 150th birthday with a trip to Vancouver!
In addition to the celebratory events happening all year round, visitors can relish in the city’s seasonal offerings like boat cruises or markets located downtown just steps from Element Vancouver Metrotown.