Why St. George Island Makes for the Best Labor Day Getaway

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Labor Day weekend is one of the most popular weekends for travel. It’s an opportunity to take a trip without taking off work and get away before the kids go back to school. But with so many destinations to choose from, how can you decide where to spend the precious last days of summer? Here, Resort Vacation Properties of St. George Island explains why a St. George Island Labor Day getaway deserves some consideration.

Less Crowded than Other Florida Beaches

Florida beaches are notoriously busy at any time of year – especially Labor Day weekend. Already-bustling beaches and boardwalks have to make room for even more tourists, and it can be hard to find a quiet spot to sunbathe, fish, or spend time with family.

In contrast, St. George Island is located on the Forgotten Coast of Florida. Nestled in the panhandle of the state, the region offers tons of fun activities for the whole family, from boating and fishing to fine dining, shops, and museums. Best of all, it’s far from the tourism rush of Florida’s southern and eastern coasts.

Untouched, Natural Beaches and Shoreline

The shoreline around St. George Island is one of the few areas of the Gulf Coast that isn’t overrun with high rises and strip malls. If you’re looking for pristine natural beauty and gorgeous beaches, then St. George Island is for you. With more than 25 miles of white, sandy beaches for families to walk, lounge, and play on, St. George Island also offers a wide range of ways to enjoy the beauty, including:

  • Scuba diving
  • Fishing charters and scenic cruises
  • Canoe and kayak rentals
  • Biking and hiking trails
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird watching
  • Picnic areas
  • And so much more!

What’s more, our beaches and trails are pet-friendly. When you head out on an adventure to connect with nature, you are invited to bring your dog with you.

Experiences Rich in History

On a trip to St. George Island, there’s more to take in than sprawling, untouched beaches and local eats. You can even cross the bay to relive important moments in American history. The nearby town of Apalachicola was one of the most important cotton ports in the mid-19th century. There, you can explore a restored Antebellum home and learn about the cotton trade, as well as visit a museum to discover the area’s Native American heritage.

The Forgotten Coast also boasts a late 19th century armory, the Crooked River Lighthouse, and a museum dedicated to the invention of air conditioning. For those interested in maritime history, the Apalachicola Maritime Museum is an opportunity to take a sunset tour on an assortment of historical vessels, including the Jean Mary, a fully renovated authentic paddlewheel cruiser.

Plan Your Labor Day Vacation

Next time you’re planning a Labor Day vacation, consider spending it in St. George Island. Resort Vacation Properties of St. George Island offers vacation rental properties in a variety of locales to stay in. You’ll have peace and quiet while you celebrate and reconnect with nature and your family. To learn more about booking a St. George Island Labor Day vacation, contact us today.

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