It is that time once again. The symbolic end of summer, Labor Day Weekend, is upon us. So as the kids head back to school it’s time for that last taste of summer fun. To help you plan you Labor Day Weekend, we have pulled together some ideas for fun things to do. Check them out…
Take in an Arboretum or Public Garden
It will not be long now before the leaves are gone and cold winds are blowing. How about getting out and enjoying mother nature in a public garden or arboretum. Some notables ones include the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, the Blithewold Gardens and Arboretum in Bristol, RI, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, ME, gardens at the Florence Griswold Museum in Lyme, CT, Heritage Museums & Gardens on Cape Cod in Sandwich, the gardens at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT, and the historic gardens at the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH.
Spend a Day at an Amusement Park
There are over a dozen amusement parks in New England. Get in one more thrill-filled weekend!
Take in Some Baseball
While the Boston Red Sox are out of town for the Labor Day Weekend, many of the region’s minor league will be playing at home. Among them, the:
Go to a Drive-In Movie
It will soon be too cold for this retro attraction. Pile the kids and the jammies into the car and take in a movie at a drive-in theater. There are still over 20 drive-ins left in New England. Find the one nearest to you here: New England Drive-In Theaters.
Ride an Antique Carousel
Another wonderful retro activity for the whole family is to ride an antique carousel. New England is lucky enough to have the two oldest in the country – the Flying Horses Carousel in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, and the Flying Horse Carousel at Watch Hill in Westerly, RI. in To find New England’s antique carousels check out New England’s Antique Metal Carousels and New England’s Antique Wooden Carousels.
You can also check out our post from last year – Some Ideas for Fun this Labor Day Weekend – for some additional ideas for Labor Day Weekend.