Day Trips, Weekend Away

Last Minute Family Day Trips & Mini Getaways To Take Over Labor Day Weekend

Family Trips Labor Day Weekend

The last long weekend of summer is coming — Monday, September 4, is Labor Day. Whether you have a 3-day or 4-day weekend, it’s plenty of time to fit in one last hurrah of summer before school starts and to take some Day Trips or a mini getaway with the family.

We have lots of awesome ideas. So grab your keys, pack the kids into the car, and happy travels!

Day Trips


Family Trips Labor Day Weekend: Governors Island

New York City

New York City Trip for a Music Loving Teen

Day Trip: Governors Island, NYC

MoMath: The National Museum of Mathematics in NYC

The MoMA in NYC

Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, NYC

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square, NYC

New-York Historical Society, New York City

Family Trips Labor Day Weekend: Liberty Science Center

New Jersey

Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange, NJ

Thomas Edison Historical National Park, West Orange, NJ

Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ

Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ

Sahara Sam’s Oasis Water Park in West Berlin, NJ

Diggerland, West Berlin, NJ

Florham Park Roller Rink in Florham Park, NJ

Newark Museum in Newark, NJ

Family Trips Labor Day Weekend: Dutch Springs Aqua Park

New York State and Pennsylvania

Dutch Springs Aquapark, PA

Palisades Climb Adventure in West Nyack, NY


Mini Getaways

Family Trips Labor Day Weekend: Wildwood, NJ

Beaches and Water Park Resorts

Family Fun and Retro Charm Down the Shore at Morey’s Piers Wildwood

Southern Jersey Shore: 7 Miles of Smiles in Avalon and Stone Harbor

Old Time Family Fun with Beach Days at Ocean Grove and Asbury Park

Family Water Fun at Camelback Resort’s Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark

Get Ready to Get Wet: The Inside Scoop on Great Wolf Lodge

Lions, and Elephants, and Water Slides, Oh My! The Inside Scoop on Kalahari Water Park

Family Trips Labor Day Weekend:  mohonk mountain house

City and Country Adventures

48 Hour Get Away: Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY

Washington D.C. Family Vacation Guide

Washington, D.C. With Tweens

5 Amazing Spots for a Hamilton-Inspired Weekend in Historic Philadelphia

A Weekend in Boston With the Family

Bring the Whole Family for a Mid-Hudson Valley Getaway


 (Top photo: Photo by Joe Pizzio on Unsplash)

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