5 Labor Day Weekend Road Trips

Summer is coming to a close (sniffle, sniffle, tears) but Labor Day weekend gives us one last chance to get out of dodge and get outdoors before the season of sun and fun fades away. Our idea of the perfect summer send-off? A quick weekend trip with our loved ones to the mountains or the desert to get away from it all. Below, we rounded up five favorite vacation spots to spend the holiday weekend, from Lake Tahoe to Jackson Hole. So pack your Weekender Bag, load up the car, and hit the road! 

Fawn Design Weekender Bag in Brown Vegan Leather

1. LAKE TAHOE

Head to this sapphire-blue lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for a relaxing and unforgettable weekend. Lake Tahoe offers the best of both worlds: mountains where you can explore, hike, and mountain bike, and a refreshing body of water where you can swim, paddle board, and jet ski. Tahoe straddles the border of Nevada and California, and both shores offer a variety of areas to play, stay, and eat. On the North shore, check out Sand Harbor, Incline Village, King's Beach, and Northstar Resort. On the South shore, check out Emerald BayPope Beach, and a plethora of resorts and casinos. 

2. MOAB

We're always in awe of the beauty that awaits us in this red-rock playground. Whether you choose to hike, camp, or mountain bike, Moab offers family fun for all ages and all levels of activity. Check out our Moab Travel Guide for tips on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat!  

3. SUN VALLEY

This charming mountain town is the perfect place to spend a few days hiking, riding horses, mountain biking, or just wandering around the quaint downtown area. There's no shortage of stylish boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and lively bars to unwind after a day in the mountains! A few of our favorite Sun Valley eateries and watering holes: Pioneer Saloon, The Kneadery, Cristina's, and The Ram

4. JACKSON HOLE 

If you've never visited this small Wyoming resort town, prepare to be wowed. The town is surrounded by breathtaking mountains and wide open spaces. Be sure to check out the Town Square and the iconic arch made of antlers, the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar where bar stools are outfitted with saddles, and Grand Teton National Park. Jackson is also the perfect gateway for a visit to Yellowstone.      

5. PARK CITY

Just a quick drive up Parley's Canyon from downtown Salt Lake, Park City offers a change of scenery and a breath of fresh air. Spend the weekend shopping, eating, hiking, and golfing. On historic Main Street, we love to shop at Cake Boutique and Flight Boutique, and we always book a table at Firewood Restaurant, Handle (order the General Tso Cauliflower—trust us), and Cafe Terigo (reserve a table on the patio!). And of course, no trip to Park City is complete with a ride on the classic Alpine Slide at Park City Mountain Resort