Looking for a great vacation and need some inspiration? Well we have done the research for you and here are amazing locations for you to enjoy everything from food adventures to relaxing downtime this Labor Day weekend.
First up is beautiful coastal San Diego! With its beautiful beaches and sandstone cliffs it makes it the ideal destination for adventurers as well as sunbathers alike. Spend the day in Balboa Park, with its multiple museums, theaters, and gardens making it the perfect backdrop for those end of summer insta posts. And if you’re looking for a place to stay the night then look no further than the Fairmont Grand Del Mar with their 5-stay spa, swimming pools, and a highly ranked Addison and Amaya restaurants! It is the perfect one stop shop for all your vaca needs. If you are looking for a more budget friendly options, check out AirBNBs in the San Diego area, they have a wide selection of beach side homes and apartments to choose from! Finally, while beach side don’t forget to visit the incredible Urban Solace known for their mouthwatering comfort food with an inventive twist.
Next up is the one and only San Francisco. Having been there a couple of times, we can honestly say there are endless things to do! From visiting Chinatown to the world famous Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll definitely want to keep coming back to this fun town. If you are planning an overnight stay look into AirBNBs all over the San Fran area, you’ll be sure to find something that fits your needs while not breaking the bank. Although if hotels are more your style than we highly recommend the Hotel Nikko as well as the Grand Hyatt, both of which were amazingly accommodating and luxurious. Finally, a San Fran trip isn’t complete without a trip down to Pier 39 for the famous and utterly scrumptious Clam Chowder located at the Pier Market Seafood Restaurant.
Then we have Vegas. Vegas has many hotels to stay at that put you right on the strip, including the Bellagio and the MGM Grand. These hotels also offer various deals if you book through travel sites, so you have more money to spend on all the great things you can do in vegas. During the day you can visit any of the exciting attractions, including indoor skydiving at Convention Center Drive, see the sharks at the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef, or ride the rollercoasters in Adventuredome at Circus Circus. For those of you who are seeking less thrills and more relaxation, there is the Bellagio Conservatory where they have gorgeous seasonal garden displays or the Bellagio’s Spa that offers a variety of services. Then for those who enjoy the vegas nightlife Las Vegas offers a variety of clubs including Omnia, 1 Oak, and Marquee. This offers endless adventures to be had in Vegas.
Ahh Palm Springs, yes while it may get ridiculously hot over the summer, we can’t help but love everything about it from the architecture to the colors! When it comes to finding a place to stay in Palm Springs, you have quite the selection of aesthetically pleasing places to choose from. There’s The Parker, The Saguaro, The Ace Hotel and a huge assortment of beautiful AirBNBs. Aside from having an amazing assortment of beautiful hotels to choose from, Palm Springs’ dining and shopping selections do no disappoint as well. Our favorite places for food are Cheeky’s, Workshop Kitchen and Jake’s! Oh and while you’re in Palm Springs you can’t forget to take a picture with the iconic PINK DOOR!
Santa Barbara is definitely one of the biggest tourist locations in California, and for good reason! From their breathtaking coastal views, their Spanish inspired buildings, and their variety of delicious food and lively entertainment offerings. For our fellow wine lovers, Santa Barbara is known for their stunning vineyards. Our favorite is Municipal Winemakers – it’s a more casual winery, so don’t be afraid to show up in your shorts and flip-flops, but they certainly do not lack quality when it comes to their wines! After a day of wine tasting, we recommend checking out Downtown along State Street where you can find different boutiques, fine dining restaurants, and galleries.
Picturesque and quaint Ojai is located just outside of Santa Barbara. Tucked away in the mountains, it is definitely a place where many people visit to be able to unplug from the rest of the world and completely relax. We recommend checking in to the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa or the Ojai Rancho Inn for your weekend vacay. And if you’re a fan of all things organic and healthy, then stop on by Farmer and the Cook. All their food is made using local ingredients and is vegan friendly! After a long day of exploring, you’ll want to stop on by to Azu – a Spanish/Mediterranean restaurant that not only serves up refreshing cocktails, but some of the best tapas you’ll ever have!
And those are our top spots to hit this upcoming Labor Day weekend! Don’t forget to comment down below your perfect getaway.
The FAB Team,
Edith, Itzel, & Sara