Florida’s year-round sun and warmth are what make it the ideal getaway no matter what time of year you need a break. It also means virtually pristine weather and conditions for your Labor Day escape. You’ll enjoy time on the beach, whether it’s a leisurely stroll or you’re setting up for a day of basking in the sun and working and your tan or swimming in the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Local Floridians know the best places to enjoy a fun-filled 30a Labor Day break that includes activities for young and old, on the water as well as firmly on the ground.


Whether your trip is just for the long Labor Day weekend or extends to a couple of weeks, spending time at the beautiful beaches along 30A should be at the top of your list of activities. Pack up the cooler and your beach gear and prepare for fun on land or at sea. Sunbathe or take a walk or run on the beach for some exercise. Take a dip in the cooling waters Gulf, for a swim, or to explore the underwater world with a mask and snorkel. Take a lesson or rent some gear for activities like stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, or kayaking. You can even take a ride on horseback down the beach.

Dune Lakes

Florida is one of just two states in the U.S. – and five total places around the world – where coastal dunes are a natural geographic feature. The resulting dune lakes are typically shallow, irregularly shaped permanent bodies of water that are brackish and dark-colored due to the mix of salt and freshwater sources. Enjoy a different water experience this Labor Day when you rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard, purchase a combo freshwater/saltwater fishing license, or just relax and enjoy the day on the shoreline.


Fishing is an activity that has no age or skill requirement and can be a full-day or partial-day journey. There are several excursions to choose from this Labor Day, including inshore, nearshore, and deep-sea fishing. Some charter companies even take you to the flats, inlets, feeder creeks, bayous, and other areas for fly fishing. They also welcome young anglers and some offer lessons, or you can rent gear for a solitary time. Cast a line in search of your next meal and hope to cook up redfish, tarpon, speckled trout, flounder, snapper, and more. Ask your chosen company about night fishing or add an extra thrill with shark fishing. Don’t forget to secure a Florida fishing license before heading out.

Snorkel and SCUBA Tours

The glistening waters of the Gulf are a wondrous place to explore any time of year. Tap one of the many companies along 30A for tours during your Labor Day adventure that extends nature and wildlife adventures below the shimmering blue and green of the Gulf. Get close to bottlenose dolphins, sharks, manatees, rays, sea turtles, and a variety of fish species. Ask about daytime or sunset tours, as well as gear rental for when you’ve built your confidence and want to strike out on your own.

30a Labor Day Hiking

As temperatures start to cool as fall approaches this Labor Day, those who love the great outdoors will want to spend some time hiking the trails. The 30A area is dotted with state parks and hiking trails for hours of outdoor fun. Pack your sun gear, water, and trail snacks and head out to experience the land-based natural beauty found along 30A. While you’re exploring, keep a lookout for local wildlife, including black bears, coyotes, deer, and osprey, to name a few.

Escape Rooms

As one of the most popular indoor activities in the last several years, escape room facilities are popping up all over the country. Get out of the sun and into the air conditioning and test your skills. Rooms are rated by difficulty and even come with age and group-size suggestions, so you can choose the right adventure for your group. Enjoy themes like death row break out, Navy SEALs, castle escape, and many others that stretch your logic and sleuthing skills. Solve all the clues and break out in 60 minutes to win!

Labor Day Fun Along 30A

Begin and end every day of your Labor Day respite in a vacation rental by ILove30AVacations.com. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own bedroom, private patios or balconies, and other indoor and outdoor spaces that offer privacy other accommodations can’t. There is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy time together or make their own fun for a vacation that’s unique to them. Choose from a small condo all the way up to a five-bedroom single-family home! Simplify your stay with fully equipped kitchens, beautiful and comfortable rooms, open living spaces, and more to bring the feeling of home away from home. Choose a premium rental for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, sprawling master suites, flat-screen TVs, a private pool, and more.

Contact us today to start planning your fun-filled Labor Day trip to 30A!