These last-minute Labor Day getaways at lakes prove much more fun and affordable than taking a trip to the beach.
If you still don’t have plans for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend, don’t sweat it because we’ve got you covered! As you probably know, beachfront getaways can end up racking up a huge bill, but lakeside retreats are surprisingly affordable and offer just as much sun-filled festivities.
Wherever you are in the U.S.A, spend your Labor Day in style at one of these awesome destinations that won’t break your budget. From kayaking, swimming, boating and more, there’s plenty of fun to be had while you sit back and relax in the great outdoors!
Hunter Lake, NY
New Yorkers would be shocked if they knew how much nature was right in their backyards! Situated upstate from NYC, Hunter Lake is also a campground, which offers unbeatable prices. Kayak and canoe rentals are also affordable, and there’s a small beach for sunbathing as your celebrate the long weekend.
Lake Tahoe, California
Fun fact – Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States! This is evidenced by the piercing blue color and stunning panoramic views that you can enjoy from the surrounding mountains. The day-time temps are perfect this time of year, with averages around 75 degrees in late August.
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
This gorgeous lake is also driving distance from nearby Nevada, offering a peaceful for retreat for those visiting Las Vegas. There’s plenty of water sports to keep the kids entertained, and even unconventional lake activities like off-roading!
Deep Creek Lake, Maryland
Deep Creek Lake is the largest in Maryland and covers a vast amount of land great for camping, fishing, boating and more. Insider tip – this getaway serves as a prime ski and snowboarding destination come winter!
Lake Travis, Texas
It certainly gets hot in Texas during the summer, so why not cool off at the stunning Lake Travis just an hour and a half away from San Antonia. Once you reach this tranquil retreat, do as the Texans do and light up the grill to get some BBQ cooking.
Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.