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Top Labor Day Getaway's In America

Say Good Bye to Summer With a Great Getaway

One Ocean Resort & Spa

Atlantic Beach, Fla

Located in Northeast Florida between Amelia Island and Ponte Vedra, Atlantic Beach is often regarded as the "Nantucket of the South.” With its sweeping white sands and rolling waves, Atlantic Beach is known for its unique qualities featuring shingle-style mansions and cottages along Beach Avenue and Ocean Street. Situated across from the Beaches Town Center, One Ocean Resort & Spa is a AAA four-diamond, Forbes four-star beachfront resort offering an authentic and intuitive stay experience.

The 193 rooms and stylish suites at One Ocean Resort & Spa are all adorned with One Ocean Docents, which serve as individualized, intuitive hosts. The resort’s signature restaurant, Azurea, provides artfully inspired dining, where a view of the ocean is available from every seat. As the only full-service oceanfront spa in Northeast Florida, the Spa at One Ocean Resort offers beautiful views of the rolling surf from the comfort of its meditative lounge and a sensory stimulating journey.

One Ocean is nestled across from the picturesque Beaches Town Center, luring guests to its brick-paved streets lined with eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, art galleries and nightlife options. For For those seeking a secluded, seaside getaway, One Ocean Resort & Spa presents a stress-free solace.

Belmond El Encanto

Santa Barbara, CA

Guests who visit Belmond El Encanto for Labor Day Weekend can experience a Santa Barbara Polo match through the resort’s polo package. the Posh Polo Lounge or grandstand tickets, partake in local wine and brewery tastings and get on the field for the famous mid-game divot stomp. Experience ‘the sport of kings’ in all its glory, then return for a luxurious stay at Belmond El Encanto, the iconic Santa Barbara resort celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Relax by the pool or enjoy the beautiful beach, there is so much to do and see in Santa Barbara.

Utah Valley

45 minutes south of Salt Lake City

Utah Valley is perfectly located within short driving distance to world-class mountain and water adventures as well as family-friendly, award-winning entertainment and dining options (16 different ethnicities of restaurants in Provo’s city center alone).

In addition to discounted rates at Robert Redford’s Sundance Mountain Resort, there’s tons of family-friendly, award winning entertainment and dining options, with 16 different ethnicities in downtown Provo alone.

Utah Valley is one of the best family vacation destinations offering year-round adventure. Utah vacations start with enjoying the natural beauty and diversity of the Wasatch Front. Hang gliding, world class fly-fishing, skiing, and dinosaur hunting are just a few of the many outdoor adventures in Utah Valley. Utah vacations also incorporate a modern element of resorts and lodging, museums, performing arts, festivals and much more.

Are the mountains calling your name? Do you find peace of mind in the untamed wild? The natural beauty of Utah Valley is the place for you. Get away from it all with a drive along the Alpine or Nebo loops, go for a refreshing hike up to the breathtaking Bridal Veil Falls. Looking to make a splash? Head over to Utah Lake to get your feet wet. The natural beauty of Utah Valley is just waiting for you to come and explore!

The William Vale

In The Heart of Williamsburg

For a luxurious Labor Day weekend, the William Vale – a destination nestled in the heart of Williamsburg – is offering a High Roller package for guests to experience the suite life in the pinnacle of urban luxury. The package includes a stay in the expansive Vale Garden Residence, featuring 1,320 sq. ft. of living space across two floors, plus a 1,632 sq. ft. fully-furnished patio with an open-air Jacuzzi boasting views of the Manhattan skyline. With two complimentary bottles of rosé, guests enjoy a reserved Cabana while sunbathing at Vale Pool – the longest outdoor pool in NYC at 60 feet – alongside light fare and cocktails under the direction of award-winning Chef Andrew Carmellini.

Photo by Jody Kivort

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Amelia Island, FL

Nestled in the most North East corner of Florida, the quiet, charming town of Amelia Island experiences the opposite seasonality to the rest of Florida, meaning it misses most of the masses that head to warmer weather for a last minute summer getaway. Located on a grand stretch of the island’s 13 miles of coastline, The Ritz-Carlton,

Amelia Island is the perfect place to take advantage of a last minute summer classic beach vacation before the temperatures cool down. The hotel offers umbrella and chair amenities on the beach, boasts an 18-hole golf course, has a state of the art spa and is home to a AAA 5-Diamond restaurant, which hosts nightly tasting menus, chef’s table experiences (in the kitchen!) and themed cooking classes in September.

This summer the resort debuted new seasonal programming including cocktail making classes in the recently-renovated Lobby Bar; a Sand Castle Concierge who will teach guests how to turn sand and water into incredible art; and a Naturalist, who will help guests explore the many opportunities for eco adventures found on the island. The entire family will enjoy all The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is offering this summer before it's time time head back to school.

Crystal Springs Resort in NJ

Situated on 23 oceanfront acres at Kaanapali Beach, Sheraton Maui Resort recently completed a $26.5 million refresh of its 508 guestrooms and suites and is located at one of the best snorkel spots on Maui. Make lasting memories as you relax at the 142-yard lagoon style pool, taste fresh island cuisine at the resort’s new signature restaurant ROCKsalt, and play at the beach. At sunset, the resort showcases its iconic cliff dive ceremony, a tradition since the resort first opened in 1963.

Whether searching for an authentic Hawaiian dining experience, a light bite or relaxing cocktails, you'll find your culinary paradise in one of the many restaurants within Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.

With sweeping coastal views and a delightful menu of island-influenced creations, rocksalt is the perfect choice for casual dining. East and West culinary delights combine at Teppan-yaki Dan, where guests will enjoy a fusion of delicious culinary traditions, as master chefs prepare originally inspired dishes at your table.

The newly renovated Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on Maui is offering travelers a chance to “Pack for Paradise.” The limited-time only Pack for Paradise offer at Sheraton Maui features special rates of up to 15 percent off. For Labor Day weekend, guests can enjoy rates as low as $230++ per night! SPG® Members save an additional 5 percent. The rate must be paid in advance and is non-refundable. To book, visit (the deal auto-populates when searching for packages over Labor Day weekend) or call 866-716-8141 (use promo code: DAILYS).

Lexington, KY

With flights starting at around $300 round trip and as the “front porch to the south,” Lexington, KY is an under-the-radar getaway beyond more typical and crowded Southern cities. With 400 horse farms, the “Horse Capital of the World” offers a Horse Country program with tours of dozen championship thoroughbred farms (including American Pharoah’s!). Travelers can check out the July 12 reopening of the historicJames Pepper Distillery, 120 locally-owned restaurants along with Kentucky’s first food hall, The Barn, a Donut Trail, new craft beer Brewgrass Trail, new shops at The Summit at Fritz Farm like Draper James (by Reese Witherspoon), American history stops (like Mary Todd Lincoln’s house), museum exhibits and street art tours.

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