In most places, Labor Day marks the end of summer. It’s a three-day weekend to barbeque, visit the beach and relax. As usual, Key West isn’t like most places – Labor Day isn’t the last hoorah before winter (there is no winter). Taking it easy, beachtime and barbecues are just typical weekend activities. Labor Day in Key West marks humid months coming to an end, the excellent weather to come, and an excuse to celebrate the extended weekend.
Still haven’t made plans for Labor Day weekend? Plan a short visit the southernmost city in the continental United States. Crowds are moderate this time of year, so it’s a good time to relax and enjoy a laid-back atmosphere. Book at The Gates Hotel Key West for free shuttle service to Old Town, bike rentals, pool access and excellent lodging.
Lots of Floridians choose a last-minute trip down to Key West during Labor Day weekend if the weather is fair. If you’re a Florida resident considering exactly this, plan to book with our Florida Residents’ Escape package. Florida guests can enjoy up to 25 percent off booking and other treats with a valid Florida ID. More info here.
Labor Day weekend on the island also marks the Key West Brewfest! Brewfest runs every Labor Day weekend in Key West, bringing over 200 beers to the island. Sip your way through the tasting festival and enjoy events across the island during the long weekend. Read more about the Key West BrewFest on our blog.
Did you lack time spent on the water this summer? Before end-of-year activities and holidays fill your schedule, put in some time on the water in Key West. Take advantage of water sport options, from a leisurely swim snorkeling to high-speed jet ski actions.
Or, for something a little more mellow, book an evening sail outing and make time to watch the sunset one final time this summer.
While Labor Day may be the “unofficial end of summer,” we all know that it’s an endless summer in Key West. Unfortunately, fall and winter schedules don’t always provide that blissful summer feeling. Make the most of your three-day-weekend and enjoy one last hurrah before the end of summer.
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