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Getaway Ideas To Make Any Weekend Feel Like Labor Day

Hello Weekend! Goodbye responsibilities. We know you and the weekend have a close relationship. Long weekends are our favorite kind of weekends, too, but you don’t have to wait for a holiday to enjoy a quick escape from the everyday grind. We’ve gathered a few different 3-4 day vacation ideas that are perfect for escaping and recreating those Labor Day vibes.

Some like to BBQ, some like to lay by the pool, others love to venture out for a weekend trip. What kind of weekender are you?

If you’re the type of weekender that looks forward to traveling somewhere new, you should consider a 3- 4 day cruise or tour. These are great for experiencing multiple destinations, without feeling rushed. You can find short cruises and tours with nearby departure points for extra convenience.


Any weekend is a great weekend to go international and you can do just that by sailing on a 4-night cruise to Cuba from Miami or Tampa with Royal Caribbean. You can travel back in time and enjoy the vintage atmosphere and vivid culture of Havana. Once you’re there, we recommend a visit to Old Havana to see authentic Cuban culture.

If you live in or close to Fort Lauderdale, you can upgrade your weekend plans with a 2 or 3-night cruise to Nassau with Celebrity Cruises. If you love trying new things and are a thrill-seeker, we recommend learning how to Scuba Dive, which is an excursion that Celebrity Cruises offers.

 from the West Coast

If you live in California, consider leaving from Los Angeles on a 4- day cruise. This is the perfect length for those who want to mix in a good balance of relaxation and fun, whether you just want to enjoy the views from your ship or take advantage of your beverage package and become the life of the party.

Princess Cruise Lines offers a 4-day cruise from Los Angeles to Catalina Island and Ensenada, which is a quick yet quality trip. Once you arrive in Catalina Island, we recommend the Taste of Catalina excursion.

If you live in or near San Diego, consider sailing away on a 4- night cruise with Disney Cruise Line to Cabo San Lucas. Take the whole family and relive childhood memories onboard one of Disney Cruise Line’s amazing cruise ships. Once in you’re in Cabo San Lucas, we recommend snorkeling at Chileno Bay, or if you prefer to sit-back, you can spend the day at Chileno Beach.


For younger travelers who do not mind exploring by foot and prefer to stay on land, a Contiki tour may be the right mini-escape for you. Tours with Contiki are great, especially if you love to immerse yourself in the destinations you travel to. You can tour the best of Los Angeles, hike volcanic landscapes in Hawaii or keep up with the hustle of New York on a 3 to 4-day tour.

Labor Day BBQ Flavors at Sea

If you’re the type of weekender that enjoys a good old fashion BBQ with classic foods like hot dogs, burgers and ice-cream, consider these cruise lines and their fantastic menus.

Onboard select Celebrity ships, you can enjoy a refreshing craft beer and comfort food at the Gastrobar or try sophisticated twists on BBQ classics like Baby Back Spring Rolls at Qsine. Onboard Solstice Class ships, you can grill up your own kabobs, veggies and create your own pizza at the Lawn Club Grill, then play backyard games on real grass.

Onboard select Royal Caribbean ships, you can savor a gourmet hot dog from the Dog House. Each is created and inspired by major U.S. cities like Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Miami. Try one or try them all, no one’s counting. You can continue to satisfy your Labor Day cravings with a refreshing drink at the Pool Bar.

If you love a classic seafood pot, Princess Cruise Lines offers the best Bayou-style seafood at the Crab Shack, which is available on select ships. Then you can satisfy your sweet tooth at Gelato, where you can create Italian-style sundaes, shakes and smoothies with or without alcohol.

Labor Day Fun with a Seaside View

If you’re the type of weekender that likes to play and have fun, consider these cruise lines for the best entertainment at sea.

Whether it’s Labor Day or not, Princess Cruise Lines offers the best outdoor fun with activities like volleyball and basketball at the Sports Court and Movies Under the Stars at the Sky Deck.

Prepare for family-friendly competition while onboard a Disney Cruise ship. Select ships offer multiple pools and a Sport’s Deck where guests of all ages can play basketball and/ or mini-golf. No matter what ship you sail on, you can expect activities for all preferences.

If you choose to sail with Royal Caribbean, prepare for endless entertainment starting from early-hours to after-hours. You can plunge down twisting slides, get your groove on at the various pool parties, watch a live Broadway-style show or see acrobatic stunts at the AquaTheater when available.

No matter how you like to spend your weekends, with short vacation options like these, you can change any weekend into a holiday weekend getaway. Explore your options today with Avoya Travel!

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