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5 fantastic ways to spend Labor Day weekend in Miami

August 21, 2017 / Miami

With this year’s Labor Day just around the corner, you should get a head start on planning how you’ll celebrate the holiday this year. Labor Day weekend is a welcome opportunity for some R&R in Miami or a trip to surrounding cities. We’ve put together a list of ideas of places to go and things to do on Labor Day in Miami this year so you can make the best of the occasion.

Fun things to do in Miami for Labor Day

1. Key West

Labor Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to drive from Miami to Key West and enjoy a little time away from home. Great news: as of July 1, Uber is now operating in Key West. With this new expansion, we’re proud to say we’re covering all of the Florida Keys. While you’re there, you can visit the Dry Tortugas National Park, explore Mallory Street, or go sightseeing in Duval Street.

When: September 2 – 4

Where: Key West


2. Rent a Bike and Explore Miami

If you’re seeking outdoor attractions, there’s no better way to take in Miami’s natural beauty than cycling through the city. With Citi Bike©, you have access to a myriad of stations spread throughout most of Miami’s neighborhoods. Better yet, you can return your rental bike at any station near you. Alternately, you can rent a bike and go on an organized Miami bike tour. Popular options include the Miami Beach Tour, a Taste of Little Havana, or the Wynwood Graffiti Tour.

When: September 2 – 4

Where: Various Locations in Miami


3. Miami Beach Day

Looking for a quick getaway spot? Miami Beach is second to none. Whether you want to spend the day and then head back home or making a mini-vacation of it, you’ll find no shortage of attractions to keep you busy. Start with a walking tour through the South Beach Historic Art Deco District, where you’ll find hundreds stunning of 20th century Miami Beach buildings. Grab a bite to eat at the iconic Joe’s Stone Crab or, if you want a truly unusual experience, order some of the world-famous offbeat hot dogs at La Perrada de Edgar. To top off your adventure, visit the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens and feast your eyes with the Japanese-inspired aesthetic.

When: September 2- 4

Where: Various Locations in Miami Beach


4. Frost Museum of Science

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a planetarium, aquarium, and science museum all rolled into one. The wide array of exhibitions, programs, and learning opportunities that the Frost Museum offers make it a delightful family-friendly destination. Current highlights include Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience, Feathers to the Stars, and Seeing: What Are You Looking At? The Friday before Labor Day Weekend happens to be when September’s First Friday extravaganza will occur. Tune in to rock museum while you gaze at the Planetarium’s stars.

When: September 1 – 3

First Friday – September 1, 7pm – 1am  

Where: 1101 Biscayne Blvd


5. Biscayne Bay Sightseeing Boat Cruise

There’s no better vantage point to gaze at the breathtaking Miami skyline than from a boat. Take a tour of the Biscayne Bay and feast your eyes on the picturesque view of Miami, Star Island, and sprawling mansions. The cruise is narrated by a seasoned guide who’ll provide you and your family with lots of fun facts about the city and the bay while keeping you utterly entertained. For your convenience, a full bar is available in the lower level of the yacht.

When: September 2 – 4, various times

Where: 401 Biscayne Blvd R106

 

Whether you’re keen on staying in Miami and enjoying a short staycation or want to seize the chance to go to a neighboring city, there is plenty to do to prep for Labor Day.