WANDERLUST: The Last Hoorah
Labor Day weekend is here, ie. the last hoorah of summer. There’s nothing we love more than a three day weekend spent picnicking and exploring with our nearest and dearest – and at the very least, the perfect opp to get away and soak up some last rays.
We’ve rounded up the coolest of cool places to jet away this weekend for foodie parties, spirited festivals, and good ol’ Mother Nature.
1. The Los Angeles Times Food and Wine Festival
Do you consider yourself a gourmet fare kind of foodie? The Los Angeles Times is presenting their annual food and wine festival called The Taste hosted at Paramount Studios. In an intimate party setting, you can sample an extensive variety of dishes and drinks from LA culinary heroes. That’s not to mention that the prime location and lovely weather of the City of Angels permits you to lots of beach time. Be sure to explore the sandy shores of Malibu or the iconic pier in Santa Monica during your stay.
2. Philadelphia’s Made in America Festival
Get your red, white, and blue out and wave those American flags high. Philadelphia is the scene to be this Labor Day with a massive musical celebration produced by Jay-Z called Made in America. It’s jam-packed with a lineup of every genre of music to suit your taste this year. Show off your urban roots by dancing along to Hip-hop stars Kanye West and J.Cole on Saturday. Then on Sunday get down with those indie vibes with performers like Kings of Leon and Grimes.
3. A Quaint yet Fabulous Weekend in Montauk, NY
The Hamptons is not just an exclusive celeb vacation spot anymore. Picture long stretches of beaches, gorgeous horse farms, and vast vineyards grazing the most western tip of Long Island. Montauk has long been a favorite destination of the rich and the famous as well as bohemian surfers alike for decades. The selection of quaint hotels and charming shorelines make it a fabulous weekend destination.
4. The Best Picnic Spot at the National Sculpture Garden
When you say Labor Day, we say picnics! In a search for the best spots to picnic National Geographic named the National Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC one of the top 10 in the world. Lounge among succulent hydrangeas and notable works of art on the grassy lawn of the park. There’s even an on-site café , in the case that you don’t want to prepare your picnic.
5. Adventure Time at Whistler Mountain
One of Canada’s nature havens, Whistler is just north of Vancouver and sells itself as the ultimate getaway for the adventure type. There is no way you will be short of activities to indulge in with endless trails of mountains to hike/bike, trees to zipline across, a crystal clear lake for watersports, and a relaxing outdoor concert series. Google a pic right now…gasp…yeah, the undeniable beauty of this place just took our breath away too.
Wherever you end up going, even if it’s just relaxing at home, kick up your heels and make the best of this great weekend + extra day off.