It’s official: summer is finally coming to a close. Rather than spending Labor Day weekend inside, moping around about the fact that you’ll soon be trading in your days in the sun for carpool, extracurricular activities, and weekend soccer matches for the kids, get outside and enjoy the last bit of summer! Even our hardworking Irvine real estate agents will put down the phone to soak up the Labor Day rays with the whole family.
Hit the Beach
As long as you get a parking spot early, a day at the beach is an ideal way to spend Labor Day. You can bring along some grillable goodies if you head to a beach with fire pits, play volleyball in the sand, have a sandcastle-making contest, or just splash around in the waves to cool off.
Have a Backyard BBQ
If you don’t feel like dealing with the inevitable crowds at the beach, have family and friends over to your house for a backyard barbecue to celebrate the last big weekend of the summer. You can keep costs at a minimum by buying burgers or dogs in bulk, or turn it into a potluck and have everyone bring a side, snack, or sweet treat of their own. Play games like bocce ball, swim in the community pool, or just let the kids run free in the backyard before they’ll be cooped up inside doing homework.
Shop Till You Drop
If you haven’t gotten your back-to-school shopping out of the way yet, this is the weekend to do it. The malls may be more crowded than usual and traffic might not be the best, especially if you life in the Airport Area in Irvine, but almost every shop from department stores to boutiques will have some kind of Labor Day deal going on that you can take advantage of. If you want to make it even more of an outing, turn it into a game and create teams to see who can get the best bargains or find the most items on your list the fastest.
Get Out of Town
If you’re looking for one last getaway before summer is officially over, why not take a weekend road trip before the kids are back in school? Big Sur is a few hours up the coast and is perfect for families that enjoy camping or hiking. The views of the Pacific are unmatched, and the drive up along the cliffs of PCH will add a thrilling element to the trip. For something a little more local, consider Santa Barbara or San Diego. The kids can enjoy the beach or the zoo, and there are plenty of opportunities for parents to sneak away for a little wine tasting.
Irvine Residential Living reminds you and yours to be safe, don’t drink and drive, and most of all, have a fun Labor Day weekend!