There’s something about a holiday weekend that lightens our stress. Whether it’s about the chance to spend quality time with our friends and family, or simply a day off from work to relax, Labor Day is the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy yourself.
Here are some fun things you can do this Labor Day:
- Have a picnic with a smaller group. This probably isn’t the time for a big family reunion, but a small family picnic is a great way to enjoy the fresh air, your favorite treats, and allows you to switch up your daily routine.
- Hiking or bike riding is an activity that gets the heart pumping. It’s something most people can enjoy, and if you add in a unique twist like geocaching your outdoor time becomes a scavenger hunt.
- Go to a new park location you haven’t visited before. With so many parks open to the public once again, it’s a good way to explore your community without having to drive too far. If you want to make a long weekend of it, consider setting up camp at a semi-local campground. This allows you to be close enough to home that you don’t burn half the weekend driving. It still allows you to social distance while enjoying the great outdoors.
- Boat rentals are a fun way to add another twist to your weekend. This allows easy social distancing as only your family will be onboard, and a boat owner if you charter.
- Is there an apple orchard nearby? Many farms have “pick your own” produce, which can be a fun way to spend time as a family, while getting to enjoy the “fruits of your labor” as well.
- Have a movie marathon weekend by creating a theme. Get creative and add themed movie snacks or dress up as a favorite character.
- Enjoy some beach, lake, or pool time before the season comes to a close. It’s the last days of summer, so slather on the sunblock and splurge on a bit of beach time.
- Mead Garden Botanical Park is a nice low-key way to spend the day enjoying nature. Go and spot different species at the butterfly gardens they offer.
- Wild Florida’s Drive-Thru Safari Park is a good way to get out, see something different, and easily social distance.
- Drive-in movie theaters (example: Deltona) offer you a chance to enjoy the night air. Not only do you get to enjoy the movies, but you won’t have to wear your mask in the safety of your car.
Safety Tips to Keep in Mind:
Okay, so there’s plenty to do, but what about safety? The pandemic has everybody on edge, and while we’re slowly getting back to normal, there are precautions you’ll need to take. Keep these things in mind, along with traditional safety tips like being cautious with fireworks, and please don’t drink and drive. With the pandemic, there are new rules you’ll need to attend to.
- Social distancing is still a safety measure. Use common sense and avoid large crowds.
- Wear a mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. When everybody participates in these rules, it cuts down on the spread of potential germs.
- Keep family picnics and outings to smaller groups. This is a natural preventative. Now that we can enjoy parks and the outdoors openly again, consider other people out enjoying the environment too. That means, giving other people space and not walking or sitting too close to other groups.
- Wash your hands often or keep hand sanitizer with you if you’re out.
- If you’re not feeling well, bypass the activities and stay home. It’s easy to have a sense that you’ll miss out on something fun, but it doesn’t do anybody any favors if you take a chance of spreading your germs to other people.
- Enjoy fireworks from afar. Let an expert like Sea World or Walt Disney World handle the fireworks. Handling fireworks improperly is a good way to end up hurt. Did you know Sea World is sponsoring a Flicks and Fireworks event?
No matter how you choose to spend your Labor Day Weekend, we hope it’s a good one for everybody involved.