As summer is winding down, real life starts to ramp back up. The kids start back at school, vacation days are used up – it’s back to the grind. As things get busy again, don’t forget to make time for your spouse; this means taking time to plan regular date nights with each other.
Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer and sort of a last hoorah for the season. Take advantage of this weekend to find fun activities for you and your spouse.
1. Take an impromptu weekend trip
If you live on the coast, book a hotel on the beach. Soak up the sun together in peace since all of the vacationing children are gone for the season. If the beach isn’t an option, book a bed and breakfast a short distance out of town and go exploring; rates are usually lower this time of the year.
2. Catch a fall festival/fair
Many towns have festivals and parades happening on Labor Day weekend. Check out the news and town postings to find out what events are happening. Since this is prime season for food-themed festivals (blueberry, pumpkin, popcorn, etc.) enjoy some couples gorging as you sample what the booths have to offer. Your town may also have a parade planned. Go see the adorable school children march down main street in their handmade school floats.
3. Car Shows
Weekends are prime time for local car enthusiasts to congregate and show off. If you and your honey are gear heads, make a date night out of hot rod ogling.
4. Art walks
If your hometown has creative roots that run deep chances are there is an Art Walk on the Labor Day schedule. Take a peek at what artists in your area are doing while sipping on a craft brew from a nearby microbrewery. Most have music and craft vendors in addition to the showings.
Whatever your interests, locales across the country are celebrating the unofficial end of summer in high style. Take the time to visit an event for an inexpensive, unique, and most of all fun date experience.