5 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Labor Day Beach Vacations

You’re sitting at home thinking about all of the fun times you had during the summer months and can’t wait until the holidays roll around to get out and enjoy your vacation. Well, who says you extend your summer trip? The Emerald Coast is home to one of the best Labor Day beach vacations in the Sunshine State for you and your family! So, what are you waiting for? Come explore our coastal paradise! 

For more ways to make the most of your time on the Emerald Coast, be sure to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide! It’s full of the best things to do and places to see in our area.

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Discover the Best Labor Day Beach Vacations

1. Smaller Crowds

Once summer ends, the crowds begin to head home! Destin and 30A are family-friendly areas, so guests with children are already back in school and busy with fall schedules. Our beaches are wide open and you will have can enjoy plenty of space to yourself. Plus, you can head out to the many restaurants in the area without needing reservations.

2. Great Weather

Is the water in the Gulf warm?  Absolutely! The average water temperature along the Emerald Coast during Labor Day weekend is around 85 degrees. The pools at Adagio, Villa Coyaba, and San Remo are just as warm as well.

3. Outdoor Activities Galore

Enjoy your favorite restaurants, watersports, and shopping without the long lines of summertime.   We update our free APP “YFAB” with our favorite restaurants in the Destin and 30A area so you know not just where to eat, but what to eat. Explore the exciting shops of 30A and Destin for end-of-the-summer special sales.

4. Concerts and Fireworks

  • Summer Concert Series at Gulley Amphitheater Gulf Place This event is free and family-friendly! Bring your chairs, blanket, cooler, and some bug spray and we will see you on the lawn! 
  • Baytowne Art Walk – This Labor Day event features live music from local artists and a variety of artwork for three nights starting at the end of August in early September at the Village of Baytowne Wharf.
  • Destin Labor Day Concert – This celebration at the Emerald Grande is one of the best free concerts in the area and ending with fireworks until 9:30 p.m.

5. Lower Rates

Labor Day is the end of the high season, meaning the vacation rental rates are lower than the summer months. We typically have gulf view condos – complete with beach chair service – open for your Labor Day getaway with family and friends. Plus, you can make your vacation extra memorable by renting a Pontoon boat at La Dolce Vita! However, our Labor Day beach vacation availability doesn’t last long, so make sure you start booking before the summer starts for the best selection of condos!

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Your Friend at the Beach has the perfect vacation rental for 30S Labor Day vacation. Our collection of Adagio, San Remo, and Villa Coyaba condos feature an array of amenities, including private pools, gyms, and outdoor dining areas. All of the properties sit along the pristine shores of 30A, so the distance from your front door to the sand is only a few steps.   

Start planning your 30A getaway today by booking one of our condos. We look forward to welcoming you to the Your Friend at the Beach family!