5 Great Ideas for Labor Day Weekend 2015

Labor Day Weekend 2015 is right around the corner, and you don’t want to let the last long weekend of summer pass you by, do you? This could be your last chance to get out and enjoy the good weather, treat yourself to a getaway, or indulge in the things that make summer great, so don’t drop the ball on Labor Day Weekend 2015.

Thankfully, our users have shared tens of thousands of beautiful photos from around the world during our photo contests like #Roadtrip and #WeekendGetaway, so you’ll never be without ideas and inspiration for travels near and far. To help get you started with planning for this weekend, we’ve put together a list of 5 Great Ideas for Labor Day Weekend 2015:

1. Go for a hike

Great hikes can be found anywhere. From easy alpine walks to major backpacking adventures, you’re destined to find an awesome hike near you with our list of more than 5,200 awesome #Hiking locations around the world.

O'Hara Lake Hiking Labor Day Weekend 2015

Trover photo by Chasing Adventure

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Your Weekend Getaway Guide to Las Vegas

Las Vegas makes for a great Weekend Getaway. After all, it has cheap and plentiful hotels, frequent flights, plenty of things to see, and the kind of fun that usually only lasts a few days before the regret kicks in.

So if you only have 48 hours in Las Vegas, what should you do and see? Luckily for you, we’ve assembled this Weekend Getaway Guide to Las Vegas to get you started with the Top 10 Things to Do:

1. Snap a picture of the quintessential Las Vegas sign

It might be the only thing on your camera from the whole weekend, but at least this will prove to your friends (and to yourself) that you were there!

Las Vegas sign

Trover photo by Robert Elsishans

 

2. Take a Gondola Ride at The Venetian Hotel

It’s basically like the real thing! Or at least, it will look like it after a few drinks…

The Venetian Gondola Ride

Trover photo by Adrian Roberts

 

3. Party hard in a club like the Marquee at the Cosmopolitan Hotel

You’re only young once, right?

Marquee Club

Trover photo by Alexis Ng

 

4. Watch the famous Fountains of Bellagio from the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas

Shows happen every 30 minutes in the evening, so you have no excuse to miss it.

Fountains of Bellagio

Trover photo by Nathan Mays

 

5. Have a drink (or two or three…) like one of these from the Hard Rock Cafe

Luckily for you, drinks are available pretty much everywhere in Vegas: poolside, mini bar, party buses, bars, clubs, casinos, and even on the street!

Drinks at the Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas

Trover photo by Megan

 

6. Cool off at a pool party like this one at Drai’s Beach Club

No shoes, no shirt, bar service!

Pool party at Drai's Beach Club

Trover photo by Karla Tovar

 

7. Devour the famous Frozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity 3

This could be the thing you least regret all weekend.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Trover photo by Nica F!

 

8. Check out the signs at the Fremont Street Experience

Ooh flashy!

Fremont Street Experience

Trover photo by Kenneth Adkins

 

9. See an over-the-top show like Le Rêve at Wynn Las Vegas

It doesn’t count as a Weekend Getaway to Las Vegas unless there are sequins, feathers, and/or smoke machines.

Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas

Trover photo by Jesse I.

 

10. And finally, take a walk of shame (or pride!) down the Strip

No Las Vegas Weekend Getaway is complete without one!

The Strip Las Vegas

Trover photo by Michelle

 

Need more ideas on how to spend your 48 hours in Las Vegas? Check out more things to do in Vegas here, and don’t forget to share your own Weekend Getaway discoveries on Trover!

 

 

#WeekendGetaway Photo Sweepstakes Winner

We just ended our most recent Travel Photo Sweepstakes, which was all about sneaking in an awesome #WeekendGetaway or two before summer’s end.

From mountaintop camping trips to urban explorations, sunny beach towns to marine adventures, you showered us with thousands of beautiful travel photos from dozens of countries around the world, making this Sweepstakes a huge success. So thank you!

And while every photo you shared made us want to pack our bags and head out on an adventure, there could only be one lucky #WeekendGetaway winner.

That winner is…

Mel T, who shared this gorgeous shot of Catseye Beach on Hamilton Island, Australia!

Hammock on Hamilton Beach, Australia

Trover photo by Mel T

Congratulations and enjoy your $1500 prize, Mel! We can’t wait to see where your travels take you next.

To see more of Mel T’s awesome travel photos, be sure to follow her on Trover and Instagram.

And of course, keep an eye on the Trover Blog for details about how to win big in our next contest. (It’s a good one.)

10 Best Weekend Getaways in US: Inspiration for Easy Escapes

Looking for one last summer weekend getaway?

We have the best weekend escapes across the US to help you decide your next weekend destination.

Ready to unwind? Grab your overnight bag and make most of the remaining weekend sun.

1. Gloucester, MA

Light House in Gloucester, MA                                                                       Photo by: Stephanie Zalamea

A day trip from New York City, Gloucester is America’s original seaport and boasts the oldest art colony in North America. This quintessentially New England town has a beautiful waterfront for whale watching, lighthouses from the 1780s, and a quaint historic downtown for shopping.  Continue reading