Labor Day weekend is approaching, and sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with all of that extra time on your hands! Luckily, our city is full of ways to help you enjoy the long weekend with friends, family, and maybe even a little bit of vitamin D. Whether its just a reason for you to sleep in a little longer, explore the outdoors, or throw a party, we’ve got plenty of things for you to do that will be sure to keep you busy. So don’t let this holiday weekend slip away!
Head to Anastasia State Park for their Labor Day weekend activities
If you’re trying to spend time outdoors this long weekend but aren’t sure where to start, chances are Anastasia State Park has something for you. With plenty of Labor Day activities for you to enjoy, you’ll be sure to keep you and your party entertained all day long. You’ll be able to rent beach chairs and umbrellas so you’re day-long stay is more comfortable, while renting a kayak, paddle board or sailboat for the day can help get yourself in the water. Enjoy beach-favorite treats such as tacos, burgers, and snow cones, or refreshing drinks including cold beer, sangria and smoothies. Spend a day here, and you’ll certainly be on island time this holiday.
Spend the day outdoors exploring your favorite state park
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Camp out on the beach for one last summer blowout
It’s no secret that long weekends are best spent on the beach, and luckily for us St. Augustine has no shortage of sandy shorelines. So why not make a day of it? Pack up a cooler, grab some beach games and get ready to spend a day with your toes in the sand and the salty air on your face. Just be sure to remember your sunscreen so you can enjoy your long weekend to its full extent! Get the St. Johns County Beach Update here.
Pack up the car and head to a local spring
With so many springs nearby, your options for a day trip or weekend getaway are endless. Pack up the car and head out! Head over to Juniper Springs, Ginnie Springs, Rainbow Springs, or one of the many options to choose from and spend your long weekend floating down a river or exploring the crystal blue waters. You can camp all weekend long or just enjoy the day, either way you’ll be satisfied.
Learn how to paddle board
A nice long weekend is the perfect time to try a new activity, and with warm weather and plenty of outdoor activities, why not take this opportunity and learn how to paddle board? Anastasia Watersports is hosting a paddle board lesson for beginners this Labor Day weekend so take advantage! This guided paddle lesson will include instruction, guidance, and tips on how to paddle board. You’ll then be given the chance to paddle down the beautiful Salt Run.
Spend the day at Marineland
Get in touch with your adventurous side and go explore Marineland Dolphin Adventure! With plenty of activities to choose from including swimming with dolphins, exploring the water, kayaking, boating, and much more, you won’t be disappointed. This is is a family-friendly activity that will get you outside and will be sure to keep everyone amused over the holiday weekend.
Get your friends together for Sunday brunch
Everyone knows one of the best things about a long weekend is the ability to sleep in and relax. What better way to do that than by enjoying a classic Sunday brunch without the burden of having to wake up early on Monday. From bottomless mimosas and elegant eats, everyone can enjoy a morning of relaxation among friends. Head over to the Tini Martini or the Casa Monica (or one of countless others!) for a delicious brunch to celebrate the day.
Take a ride on a Booze Cruize
Catch a ride on the 13th annual Labor Day Booze Cruize for a lively event that will be sure to keep you entertained. Enjoy a party bus as you and your friends make your way to downtown St. Augustine to enjoy a bar hopping experience throughout the town. If you’re looking for an excuse to party on this long weekend, this event is certainly it.
Grab some local flavor and throw a backyard BBQ
Everyone loves a good barbecue, and Labor Day weekend is just the excuse to throw one! Barbecues are not only a great reason to cook up some tasty food and spend time outside, but they’re a fun way to gather everyone together this holiday weekend. So why not grab some food from a local store like Diane’s (for the herbivores) or The Chop Shop (for the carnivores) and cook up a meal for you and your guests to enjoy.
Take part in the Labor Day Shamble at Palencia
If a nice round of golf is how you wish to spend your day, then be sure to head over to the Palencia Club and spend the day on their gorgeous golf course taking part in their special Labor Day shamble event! Sign up to play and spend your day outdoors. There’s nothing better than a little friendly competition, and a group shamble is the perfect way to get everyone together this holiday weekend!
Check out an art show
Head over to Philip Anthony Signature Gallery for a special Labor Day Weekend showing and meet world renowned artists Philip Anthony, Stephen Harlan, & J. Scott Nicol. They will be painting live, embellishing giclees, and unveiling new originals this holiday weekend. The event will also include an auction and a raffle for a chance to win an exclusive piece of art from one of the featured artists. Don’t miss out on this lively event!
Enjoy family-friendly fun at Adventure Landing
If you’d rather spend this holiday weekend indoors alongside the cool air conditioning, we don’t blame you. And for a day of fun, head over to Adventure Landing to take advantage of their Labor Day specials! The popular park is offering a sale on arcade tokens so you can try and finally beat your high score. The park is also offering a sale on mini golf and go-kart adventures that will be sure to keep you busy all day long. So get in touch with your inner-child this weekend and maybe you’ll even win a prize.
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