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6 Affordable Ways to Enjoy Labor Day

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It can be extremely difficult to get together with friends and family during the year. Even when the holiday season rolls around, many people cannot guarantee that they’ll get time off from work. However, Labor Day is the one day of the year where most hard-working Americans have paid time off. This presents the perfect opportunity for loved ones to see each other, and thankfully, there are many affordable ways to enjoy Labor Day.

Cook Out

For many, Labor Day marks the end of the summer season, meaning the opportunities to cook outside will become slim. Make the most of the warm weather by spending the day outside cooking an awesome meal on the grill.

See a Movie

Labor Day is typically the only day off people will receive until Thanksgiving, so relax and enjoy the day by going to the movie theatre. You can even lounge at home and rent a movie or catch up on your favorite TV series.

Go to the Park

Another great way to enjoy the great outdoors on Labor Day is to visit a local park. This is a perfect place to relax and also get some exercise—many parks offer playground equipment, soccer fields, sand volleyball, and other activities. Further, if you have a dog, consider bringing them with you, that way the entire family can enjoy the day together.

Take a Road Trip

If you’re looking to take a quick getaway, Labor Day weekend is a great time to travel—specifically, to take a road trip. Not only is it affordable, but there are some incredible destinations in the U.S. that boast beautiful scenery and exciting opportunities.

Go to the Beach

Like we mentioned earlier, Labor Day tends to be the end of summertime. That means it may be a while before you can swim again. As such, enjoy the Monday off and go to a public beach. Many beaches are free of charge, making this an affordable and fun way to spend the day.

Have a Bonfire

The final affordable way to enjoy Labor Day is to camp out in the yard and have a bonfire. All you need is a fire pit, wood, and fire starters—all of which you can purchase at big box stores across the country. Consider purchasing the ingredients for s’mores so everyone can gather around and indulge in a delicious treat. A bonfire is an ultimate way to finish off Labor Day.