The last official weekend of summer is just days away, which means last-minute getaway plans should be topping your search engine. Whether you are jumping on a quick flight or catching a train up the road - here are a few unique spots to celebrate Labor Day weekend.
OREGON'S WINE COUNTRY
Labor Day honors the contributions workers have made by setting aside a day to rest and reset. Oregon was the first U.S. state to make it an official public holiday back in 1887, which is why Oregon's Wine Country is one of our top five unique destinations to celebrate the national holiday. From vineyard hopping in Willamette Valley and Tualatin Valley to picking berries, lavender, and apples through October, there is a lot to love about trailing through Oregon.
HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA
If southern comfort is on your mind, the 12 miles of pristine white sandy shore off Hilton Head, South Carolina was voted America’s favorite island for the fourth year in a row for a reason. Hop on a two-hour flight from Manhattan to arrive in this mini paradise and enjoy an easy weekend relaxing under the rays of the sun or riding horseback through moss-draped trails. Hilton Head is guaranteed to charm all of your senses, just don’t forget to stop by Duck Donuts, for their signature vanilla cake donuts made fresh the moment you order them!
MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASSACHUSETTS
Lobster rolls and bushels of hydrangeas are blooming just seven miles off the coast of Cape Cod in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Bed and Breakfast at the Ashley Inn and visit Edgartown on the ferry. This weekend will have you feeling like American royalty, so make sure your skin is also getting the royal treatment with the ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash to stimulate the skin's natural cell renewal cycle!
LAKE OCONEE, GEORGIA
Treasure the spirit of summer into fall at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds on Lake Oconee just outside Atlanta, Georgia. Guaranteed to help you reboot and lose track of time, this five-star resort is a quiet escape from everyday life with five-championship golf courses, bourbon tastings and southern-inspired dining experiences featuring ingredients cultivated by local farmers and food artisans. This tranquil retreat surrounded by natural beauty is a wellness must, which will leave you rebalanced.
TTS Insider: Pack your ELEMIS Balancing Lavender Travel Toner. The extracts of lavender and sweet betty flower in the toner will balance and repair your skin leaving you refreshed and glowing for your selfies!
HUDSON, NEW YORK
If you are looking to get away from the hectic city life, head up north to the picturesque area of Hudson, New York. A historic staple, Hudson was settled in the 1700s. This quaint spot is full of roadside farm stands and is just a two-hour Amtrak train ride from Grand Central Station. Also a foodie paradise, travelers can try some of their local cheese paired with fresh sweet peach and blueberry fruit galettes. The local staple, Talbot and Arding, is sure to leave your belly smiling. Staying beyond a day, nestle into The Rivertown Lodge and take in this chic little city!
Wherever you go, make sure you keep your glow by popping a few of your beauty travel essentials into your carry on. Our experts suggest taking a cleanser, moisturizer, toner and body oil. Products such as ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm can be used to cleanse the face and also a nourishing mask to avoid 'airplane skin.' Read more about it here: