Today I Learned...
abor Day is just around the corner, but you're still searching for a place to go? No problem! There are still some beautiful destinations that will give you relaxing summer vibes.
Here are some of our favorite last-minute Labor Day getaways:
The Sonoma Coast
The Sonoma Coast is a beautiful place to visit at the end of summer and the beginning of fall. There are many things to do in the area, such as hiking through redwoods, biking along the coast, or kayaking through tide pools. Some of our favorite places to stay include the recently reopened Sea Ranch Lodge (a historic property on bluffs overlooking Gualala Bay) and The Preserve at Occidental (a secluded retreat set among oak trees).
For foodies looking for high-end dining options or casual spots serving fresh seafood with stunning views of Sonoma Bay, there's no shortage of choices.
Lake Tahoe is a very popular destination, and for good reason. There are so many things to do in the area that you could spend a week there and not run out of things to do. There are plenty of lodging options available, ranging from high-end resorts to more affordable motels.
Lake Tahoe is also one of the best places in California for hiking; there are hundreds of miles of trails that wind through forests and alongside rivers and lakes, with some going up over 10,000 feet above sea level! If you'd rather stay closer to civilization (while still getting away from it), there is no shortage of shopping and dining options available as well.
Mount Hood is a popular destination for hikers and climbers who want to explore its forests, meadows, and alpine lakes. If you're looking for something less athletic but no less scenic, Mount Hood also offers many opportunities for nature lovers who want to admire its views of the volcanic cone rising above two valleys filled with green trees and blue lakes.
If you're looking for a last-minute getaway and you're not sure where to go, look no further than the Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon is one of the most amazing natural wonders in the world, and it's only about a three-hour drive from Las Vegas. The park is open year-round and has a lot of great activities for visitors who want to explore it.
You can hike to the bottom of the canyon or take a raft trip through the river that runs through it. You can also take guided tours by bus or helicopter. Whatever you choose to do, though, make sure you get there before Labor Day weekend ends!