Labor Day signals the unofficial end of summer. For many, the 3-day weekend offers one more opportunity to squeeze in a last-minute summer getaway.
Here are the top 5 trending cities where Airbnb is seeing the most bookings for Labor Day weekend 2022. Read about fun things to do in each place. If you decide to go, you can book your airfare with CodeshAIR and save up to 30%.
Ohio’s capital doesn’t get much attention, but it actually makes for an excellent weekend getaway. Smack dab in the middle of the state, Columbus is a hub for culture, cuisine, and creativity. Filled with charming neighborhoods, cool shops, and fascinating museums, “Cap City” offers tons of fantastic things to do.
Columbus truly has something for everyone, including world-class museums, hip boutique hotels, food halls, and plenty of parks, trails, and outdoor activities. It is home to one of Ohio’s beautiful state parks, Alum Creek State Park. It is also home to the country’s largest college campus, Ohio State. This Labor Day, you can catch the Buckeyes’ big football game against Notre Dame.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Another capital city that’s known for its universities, Raleigh makes for a great Labor Day getaway. Attractions include the North Carolina Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and the North Carolina State Capitol building. For outdoor fun, hike and bike at Umstead Park near the airport, or ride a pedal boat at Pullen Park just west of downtown. Chapel Hill and Durham are both about 25 miles away for those who want to explore more.
Less than 2 hours from the Orlando theme parks, Tampa’s largest theme park is Busch Gardens. It is also home to ZooTampa at Lowry Park, the Florida Aquarium, and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Other fun things to do in Tampa on Labor Day weekend include meandering along the Tampa Riverwalk, eating a Cubano at Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City, or going on a hike.
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Rhode Island also boasts some scenic hikes. We’re not sure exactly why North Kingstown made Airbnb’s list of most-booked cities, but perhaps it’s because it’s just a hop, skip, and a jump from Jamestown, one of the best small towns to visit in Rhode Island. It is also near Newport, the jewel of Rhode Island’s coastline, where you can find rich history, amazing cuisine, and charming views.
On the Atlantic Coast of Florida, Jacksonville can be found in the state’s northeast corner. This Labor Day weekend, escape will appease everyone from foodies to outdoor lovers. Dozens of local breweries make up the Jax Ale Trail and the food scene is nothing to sneeze at.
Jacksonville boasts 22 miles of white sand beaches. The closest, most popular beaches are Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach. Surrounded by awesome national parks and preserves, Jacksonville is home to the largest urban park system in the country. Explore hidden gems like Big Talbot Island State Park, which is north of the city.
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