For many in New York City, Labor Day is a last hurrah of summer before students return to school.
If you’re looking for festivities and getaways in or near New York for Labor Day weekend, here are a few affordable ways to treat yourself to a mini vacation. And if you’re short on cash for the holiday, here’s a quick guide to covering your short-term expenses.
Wash Ashore on the Beach
Labor Day weekend marks the “end of summer,” which also means it’s the last chance for New Yorkers to visit the beach and catch some sun.
A recent editorial from Time Out showcases the best New York beaches to stage your getaway at. With sites like Jones Beach and and Coney Island, New York City’s most scenic beach spots are perfect for either Labor Day or the entire holiday weekend.
Most New York beaches are free to visit.
Find Your Perfect New York Getaway Spot
Labor Day weekend is also an opportunity to breathe in some fresh air outside of NYC.
Whether you’re looking for a state park or a scenic, secluded trip, the State of New York has many resources available that can help you pick out your favorite vacation spot.
The State of New York also provides guidance on lodging, meals, and occasional fees associated with state park access.
Celebrate the best of New York’s Live Music
If you’re looking for a livelier Labor Day Weekend filled with live music, Electric Zoo is another fun option.
Electric Zoo is an annual music festival, one of New York’s largest, featuring the best in electronic music. It takes place every Labor Day weekend at Randall’s Island.
Get Cash Quick to enjoy Labor Day
If you’re in need of extra cash to celebrate Labor Day, Provident Loan Society can help.
Provident Loan Society is a not-for-profit lending organization that provides low-interest, instant cash loans in exchange for collateral in the form of jewelry, gold, and other luxury goods.
You can visit any of their five New York City branches with your collateral and a pawnbroker will give you a monetary estimate. The loan application process takes no more than twenty minutes in-person and does not require a credit check.