Labor Day Weekend 2020
Every September, Labor Day marks the end of summer and the unofficial start of fall. This year, spend the three-day weekend in Miami, where you can celebrate with pool parties, beach days, a little fun in the sun, a trip to the zoo or even a staycation! Browse through our city guides to get inspired and then read below for even more labor day weekend ideas.
One of the best parts of Labor Day weekend in Miami is that Miami Spice is also happening. This means you can indulge all weekend long trying out new restaurants you might not normally think of. There are also plenty of museums and farmers markets around the city to spend the day browsing and enjoying the crowd.
Of course, as a federal holiday, this means banks, schools, and other federal agencies will be closed on Monday. So kick back, and enjoy the long weekend the Miami way.
Did you know? Labor Day honors the American labor union movement and the sacrifices made by the workers who have shaped our great country.
Best things to do on Labor Day
Take a Staycation
With Miami Hotels Months running from June through the end of September, summer is a great time to enjoy a staycation in Miami. Labor Day Weekend is no exception. Get discounted stays, free nights, resort credits, complimentary meals and more at participating hotels in every Miami neighborhood.
Head To The Beach
When it’s a long weekend in sunny South Florida, there’s always time for the beach! Miami is lined by miles of shoreline as far as the eye can see, and no two beaches are exactly the same. Pick the one that works best for you. For the beach view of Miami you see on TV, head to Lummus Park in South Beach, which runs right along Ocean Drive. For a quieter, more family-friendly beach, go up Collins Avenue to Sunny Isles Beach, Surfside or even Bal Harbour. There is an LGBTQ+-friendly beach on Ocean Drive and 12th Street, and opportunities for kayaking and SUP paddle boarding on Key Biscayne or at Oleta River State Park. If you’re really adventurous, get your fill of the beach at Haulover Park Beach. It’s Miami’s only clothing-optional beach!
See The Rolling Stones
Mick Jagger is coming to Miami! The Rolling Stones will end their “No Filter Tour” at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday, August 31. Look forward to their greatest hits like “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Midnight Rambler” and “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
Indulge In Miami Spice
A holiday weekend is a great excuse to catch up with family and friends over a delicious dinner. And since it’s still Miami Spice then, it’s a great time to do it at one of Miami’s finest restaurants. During this two-month promotion, which runs through August and September, participating restaurants offer three-course, prix-fixe menus for $23 during lunch and brunch and $39 during dinner. If there’s an expensive restaurant you’ve been dying to try in Miami, this is the time to do it.
Hang Out by One of Miami’s Hotel Pools
What’s a weekend in Miami without a pool party? The city’s hotel pool scene is a good enough reason to spend any weekend there—and especially a long one. When looking for a hotel for Labor Day Weekend, book one that makes you want to party poolside. The Fontainebleau Miami Beach has 11 oceanfront pools and green spaces lined with hundreds of cabanas, pool beds and more. The Confidante Miami Beach throws it back to 1940s Miami with pastel-colored pool chairs and cabanas and a retro-glam deck with swaying palms, al fresco dining, board games and two heated pools. There’s always something going on by the pool with the Kimpton Surfcomber’s “daycation” program, and the Delano pool’s whimsical white cabanas give it an Alice in Wonderland vibe. Bonus? Over Labor Day Weekend, they all throw pool parties that are open to the public.
Go to the Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show
From August 30 to September 2, the Miami Home Design & Remodeling Show will return to the Mana Wynwood Convention Center. This is the largest home improvement and design event in the southeast United States, and it brings together home decorating, remodeling and improvement products and experts from all over the nation. One day here, and you’ll leave inspired with new decor ideas! This three-day event is filled with seminars, trend demonstrations, panel discussions, celebrity stages and more.
Explore South Dade
Go south of Miami’s trendy epicenter, and you’ll find that there’s so much more to see in South Dade. On a long weekend like Labor Day Weekend, drive south to Homestead’s homegrown winery and brewery, Schnebly Redland’s Winery & Brewery, which makes wine and beer out of local Florida produce, like lychee and guava. There, you can find live music and a popular happy hour every Friday night. Nearby, take a guided tour of the 37-acre Fruit & Spice Park and see its 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs. Go for a walk through Cauley Square Historic Village, which was built in 1903, and you’ll step back in time with classic chalets, an aviary, handmade crafts by local artisans, antiques, scenic gardens and more. A day at Zoo Miami is always a wild one, as it’s home to more than 3,000 animals and 750 acres of land.
Long weekends are the perfect excuse to get the family together. Our Family Fun Guide will kickstart brainstorming ideas, but that’s just the start. In addition to family-friendly bike tours and water sports, Miami is filled with plenty of interesting museums. At the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, which has a planetarium and a three-level aquarium, families of all ages can unlock a world of incredible exhibitions, sea creatures, laser light shows and interactive educational activities. Right next door, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) showcases modern international art from the 20th and 21st centuries. On South Beach, the Wolfsonian-FIU is another art museum that has over 180,000 objects, making it one of the largest university art collections in the country. Go any Friday at 6 p.m. and you can even get a free, guided tour.
If you’re looking for something specifically to do with children, the Miami Children’s Museum is home to 14 interactive and bilingual exhibit galleries, including the two-story “Castle of Dreams” made of sand and pieces of colored glass. The museum is located on Watson Island, right in the middle of Biscayne Bay, so its views are unparalleled.