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Sometimes, you just need to get out of town.

And what better time to do so than this upcoming Labor Day Weekend? The thrill of a last-minute trip could be exactly what you need to get away from the regular-old barbecue you go to every year with friends and family.

So if you’ve got the time off and the gumption to try something new, there are several unique experiences just waiting to be discovered in the surrounding states.

Read on to see what you could be doing and where you could be staying for four Labor Day weekend getaways you’ll never forget:

Estes Park, Colorado

Fans of hand-made goods don’t want to miss the Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show in Estes Park, Colorado. With over 100 booths in Bond Park from August 30 and September 1, you can shop to your heart’s content. You’ll find everything from paintings, drawings, jewelry, metal work, gourmet pantry essentials, tapestry bags, clothing, home decor, pottery, wood carvings, glass sculptures, and more. The best part? Admission is 100% free.

Labor Day weekend getaways wouldn't be complete in Estes Park without staying at Della Terra Mountain Chateau. The venue is host to fourteen luxury suites with sitting nooks, see-through fireplaces, soaking tubs, private balconies with hot tubs, and complimentary breakfast every morning. While you can easily stay at any of the other hotels in the area, there’s no reason to when you’ll be completely taken care of at Della Terra after a long day of shopping at the arts and crafts show.

Estes Park, Colorado

Photo from Della Terra

Beverly Hills, California

Love the chic and high-energy experiences? Fond of incredible wine and fine dining? Head on over to Beverly Hills for the The Taste from The Los Angeles Times and presented by Citi. Starting Friday night, August 29, you can check out top culinary art ranging from events like the local-focused Field to Fork or the Flavors of L.A., which introduces you to the wide range of culinary experiences in the area and what makes them so unique.

End the weekend with a bang by hosting a Labor Day weekend party at a venue that your friends will never forget. The Crown of Beverly Hills Estate has everything you need for an unforgettable, high-class celebration, including a 3000-square foot ballroom, inspiring views of downtown, and 5 acres of property to lounge around on. Grab some champagne and toast to the accomplishments of the American workforce, both past and present.

Beverly Hills, California

Napa, California

If you don’t feel like heading south for your wine-tasting needs this Labor Day weekend, and you want the opportunity for a classic-style experience, head up to California’s famous Napa wine country. In addition to sipping on spirits, you’ll find opportunities for more activities like golfing, tennis, swimming, and more with a Meadowood Napa getaway.

Here, you can have a honeymoon-like stay in one of the 85 gorgeous suites. Take advantage of the two restaurants on the property (if you simply don’t feel like going into for dinner), and definitely participate in some of the sporting activities mentioned above. You can even go dancing! And of course, since you’re near Napa, you can spend your days marveling at the beautiful wine countryside and tasting the different varieties of wine to your heart’s content.

Napa, California

Your Turn…

Sure, this Labor Day weekend you could attend your family’s traditional barbecue, or your friend’s beer-tasting party complete with a ping-pong tournament, but why not try something different just this once?

Taking a weekend away will help you refresh, and as you read above, you have plenty of places to choose from. Pick one that suits your tastes, or check out the rest of our venues for a more exclusive, private getaway. You can’t go wrong!

Where would you go this Labor Day weekend if you could choose anywhere in the world?