Do you have Labor Day plans? 

Traditionally, the national holiday is spent decidedly NOT laboring — in fact, that’s kind of the point. Originally a way to honor the American labor movement, this public holiday celebrates the various accomplishments and efforts of American workers. Unofficially, Labor Day denotes the end of summer in the United States.

While all good things must come to an end, summer fun is extended in Daytona Beach, thanks to the area’s moderate temperatures, warm waters and bright sunshine. However, if you’re looking for one last summer hurrah, head to Daytona Beach for a long weekend this Labor Day. The holiday always takes place on the first Monday of September, and this year, Labor Day weekend falls on August 31-September 2, 2019.

Relax and recharge while you escape the hustle and bustle of life! A quick and easy getaway to Daytona Beach is the perfect way to do it. From kayaking up close with manatees to kicking back in the sand, Daytona Beach is the ideal place to unwind and rejuvenate this Labor Day weekend. Here are a few favorite ways to spend Labor Day weekend in Daytona Beach:

Do Labor Day the Dino-Tastic Way!

Join fellow dinosaur enthusiasts, science lovers and families from all over to see North America’s largest animatronic dinos at the Jurassic Quest Dinosaur Show.

At this unique show in the Ocean Center, guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic period and the Triassic period to experience what it was like to be among history’s largest and most mysterious beasts. Jurassic Quest has over 80 true-to-life-size dinosaurs that “breathe,” roar and even walk. The interactive baby dinos are always a crowd pleaser, and the kid-friendly paleontology exhibit is a favorite for those who like to get hands-on learning. Get your tickets today!

Channel Your Chill Hippie at the Bandshell

After soaking up some sunshine on the beach or bike-riding through The Loop, top off a fun and relaxing day with a rockin’ beachfront concert. Over at the beachfront Bandshell amphitheater, you’ll have five chances to experience free live music. Here’s the rockin’ line-up for Labor Day Weekend:

  • Friday, August 30, 2019: KC & The 70s Flashback Party, KC & The Sunshine Band tribute
  • Saturday, August 31, 2019: US Stones, Rolling Stones tribute (followed by fireworks)
  • Sunday, September 1, 2019: Back in Time, Huey Lewis and 80s show
  • Monday, September 2, 2019: 1 p.m. NY Rockabilly Rockets and Peace of Woodstock - a Tribute to the ’60s

The music is entertaining, the crowd is lively, and the views can’t be beat — don’t miss out! Learn more about the summer concert series and enjoy these FREE Bandshell events!

Celebrate Car Culture and Local Flavor

Take a Sunday morning cruise to Tanger Outlets for the Daytona Cars & Coffee car show, a monthly celebration of everything auto, or drop by the DeLand Classic Car Cruise-In Monday night. Maybe you want to leave the driving to someone else? A Great Tasting Tour might be the ideal activity!  Lastly, you don’t have to be a hotel guest to enjoy these tasty options: Tiki & Tunes at Sunday Brunch, Sunday Mimosa Brunch, Sunset Happy Hour or Build Your Burger Mondays.

Of course, you always have the option to plop down under a beach umbrella and only lift a pinky to reach for an ice-cold lemonade. After all, Labor Day is a day of rest and restoration, and Daytona Beach offers plenty of that to go around!

So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and make the easy, breezy drive to Daytona Beach for a relaxing Labor Day Weekend. With a wide variety of oceanfront accommodations available on a whim, you can go from rolling down the highway to relaxing in the sand in just hours.

Start planning your Labor Day getaway today! Enjoy a look at everything Daytona Beach has to offer, and download our free official visitors guide or sign up for our e-newsletter.