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Labor Day Getaways Close to Home

Sun., Sep. 2, 2012 8:25 AM EDT
by A.R. Shaw

The end of another summer is approaching and there are only a few days left to enjoy the season. Although some have planned their Labor Day vacation months in advance, many last minute scramblers are searching for ideas to celebrate the holiday. Here are several quick getaways that will allow you to enjoy family and friends without traveling too far from home. –amir shaw

Southeast:

Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Hilton Head Island is the perfect vacation spot for those who reside in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C.,  Birmingham, Ala., or Nashville, Tenn. There are beaches, great restaurants and shops. Also known for its golf courses, Hilton Head Island is perfect for relaxation and play.

Southwest

Granbury, Texas

Those who reside in Houston, Dallas or New Orleans may consider driving to Granbury, Texas, for the weekend. Features include a
lakefront beach, drive-in theater, a ghost tour of town square, trolley car rides, and a wildlife park with 50 exotic animals.

Northeast

North Fork, Long Island, N.Y.

If you reside in an East Coast city such as New York, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C., you should plan a Labor Day getaway in North Fork, Long Island, NY. Attractions include bucolic beaches, nature preserves, waterfront restaurants and history museums.

Midwest

Bayfield Peninsula, Wis.

Bayfield Peninsula is a great retreat for those in Chicago, Milwaukee, or Detroit. Located on Lake Superior, Bayfield Peninsula features 22 Apostle Islands, beaches and dozens of waterfront restaurants.

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    I like the post. In the single holiday or in week-end i personally prefer to go for small travel trips. Small travel trips are really perfect way to spend time with relax and Leisure. Also good for spending good time with family.