Labor Day Getaway

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In the U.S., Labor Day is the first Monday in September. The nation celebrates it in honor of the American labor movement and the contributions of its workers, whose dedication make this county as prosperous and wonderful as it is. When you think of Labor Day, don’t see it as the end of summer. Instead, think of it as the perfect time to catch up on some much-needed R&R. America is notoriously known for being a country with some of the hardest-working individuals in the world. Give yourself a break and charter a private jet for an amazing Labor Day getaway. Try one of these ideas:

Seattle, Washington

Photo by Jerry Meaden

Photo by Jerry Meaden

Late summer is one of the best times of the year to visit the Pacific Northwest. The natural beauty found in Seattle is unmatched, making it a Labor Day hotspot. Surrounded by the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, waters of the Puget Sound and thousands of acres of parks, you are never far from something interesting. Rent a boat on Lake Washington or Lake Union. Enjoy a free concert in the Space Needle’s plaza after checking out the nearby Chihuly Garden and Glass or the Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum. And, if you need a quick pick-me-up, you’ll have no problem finding a coffee shop.

Miami, Florida

Photo by Ines Hegedus-Garcia

Photo by Ines Hegedus-Garcia

In September, the weather is still warm and the beaches are hot in Miami. With most of the tourists getting ready for the start of school, southern Florida is perfect for a jetsetter looking for a mini tropical vacation. The city offers a flashy multicultural experience with delicious food, idyllic beaches and haute nightclubs. Try something new at Nikki Beach, a beach club that throws an extravagant “Endless Summer” Sunday brunch in honor of Labor Day. Then hop on a yacht and cruise down to the Keys or nearby beaches.

Chicago, Illinois

Photo by Roman Boed

Photo by Roman Boed

Summer in Chicago is the official rooftop bar season. On Saturday, September 3, 2016, go to a bar the overlooks Navy Pier to check out the fireworks at 10:15 p.m. During this time of year, the craft brew scene sizzles and it’s never hard to find good food. Spend the weekend like a Chicago native—go to the ballpark for a game, kayak in the Chicago River, lounge on the sands of North Avenue Beach, check out your reflection in the “Cloud Gate” sculpture (also known as “The Bean”) and check out legendary works at the nearby Art Institute. The Chicago Jazz Festival is also this weekend, so make your way to Millennium Park to check out artists like Benny Golson, Anat Cohen, The Bad Plus, John Scofield and Joe Lovano.

New York City, New York

Photo by John Cunniff

Photo by John Cunniff

New York City –the Big Apple—is the epicenter of fashion, media, entertainment, gourmet dining and parties. See the city from a new angle at the One World Observatory on West Street. After a quick ride in a Sky Pod, you’ll gawk at the mesmerizing 360-degree views of NYC and beyond. If you love shopping, the sales at your favorite upscale retailers are sure to delight. One of the main highlights of Labor Day weekend in the city is the West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn, which celebrates Caribbean culture. The costumes in the annual parade will remind you of Carnival in New Orleans.

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