Long weekends are made for kicking back, relaxing and making the most of where you live. Fill this year’s Labor Day weekend with fun activities like the zoo, brunch, a staycation or a day in the sun.
Have A Wild Weekend At The Palm Beach Zoo
On Labor Day weekend, plan a trip to the Palm Beach Zoo, where kids ages 3 to 12 will receive free admission (normally $16.95). This offer is only valid when the child is accompanied by a paying adult (and is limited to six free child admissions per paying adult). In addition to regularly scheduled zoo programming, Noisy Neighbor DJs will be spinning music in the Fountain Plaza from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. from Sept. 1 to Sept. 3.
301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561.547.9453; palmbeachzoo.org
Fitness, Backgammon And Bubbles, Oh My! At The Royal Poinciana Plaza
Fancy a chance to check out Palm Beach’s newest hotspot, the Royal Poinciana Plaza? Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to do so. This recently revitalized open-air plaza has a full docket of ongoing activities and events, including the weekly Summer Fitness Series (Saturdays) and Backgammon + Bubbles (Sundays). Whether you’re into taking a complimentary pilates or barre class en plein air or would prefer to sip Champagne and play games, the Royal Poinciana Plaza has you covered. Bring your own mat, and make sure to leave time to shop the 180,000 square feet of retail space.
340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach; 617.676.8197; theroyalpoincianaplaza.com
Beach Getaway at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa
This Labor Day weekend, live the beach-bum life at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa. Located directly on the Atlantic Ocean, Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa offers a secluded and relaxing getaway with plenty of sand and sun. With tennis courts, an adults-only hammock garden and an ocean-inspired spa, you’d be hard-pressed to grow bored at the resort. Book the resort’s “Sunnies And Savings” package to save up to 20 percent (rates start at $190 per night) and enjoy complimentary breakfast.
5 N. Highway A1A, Jupiter; 561.746.2511; jupiterbeachresort.com
Head To A Cookout At The Hilton West Palm Beach
On Sept. 2, head to the Hilton West Palm Beach for a Labor Day cookout (noon to 5 p.m.) and a Vegas-esque pool party that’s the place to be in West Palm Beach on the weekends. Cookout guests will enjoy complimentary sides and a loading station to dress up their entrees. Main dishes are priced between $12 and $22 and feature all-American favorites like foot-long hot dogs, burgers, beer-braised bratwurst and more.
600 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561.231.6000; hilton.com
Staycation At The Brazilian Court Hotel
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend with The Brazilian Court Hotel’s “One More Night” package: stay two nights and get a third free, or stay three nights and get a fourth free (available now through Sept. 30). Rates start at $259 per night. This serene oasis, located in the heart of Palm Beach island, is the perfect upscale spot to relax and unwind. Close out your fun-filled summer season with a few days spent lounging by the pool, cocktail in hand; taking a bike ride around town; shopping on Worth Avenue; or whatever will prepare you for the busy social season ahead.
301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 561.655.7740; thebraziliancourt.com
Brunch It Up In Downtown West Palm Beach
What better way to celebrate a long weekend than brunch? Monday brunch, that is. On Sept. 3, The Regional will host an old-fashioned Southern brunch created by James Beard semifinalist and Top Chef alum Lindsay Autry. On the menu? Cornmeal flapjacks, a broccoli and cheese frittata, the chef’s signature sweet tea-brined fried chicken and more. Brunch dishes range from $7 to $20, while brunch cocktails range from $11 per glass to $32 per pitcher. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., Pistache French Bistro will serve up French-style favorites like croque madame and eggs Norwegian paired with cocktail carafes ($10 per glass, or $30 per carafe). Pistache’s brunch dishes range from $13 to $26.
The Regional, 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 561.557.6460; eatregional.com
Pistache, 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561.833.5090; pistachewpb.com
Pop-Up Kitchen At Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa
On Sept. 2 from noon to 4 p.m., Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa will host a pop-up event at Breeze Ocean Kitchen, complete with $5 tacos and a Patrón special with $12 margaritas. Need a moment of silence after partying it up beachside? Eau Spa’s summer specials are valid on Sept. 2 and 3, so retire to the Self-Centered Garden for a moment of zen before it’s back to reality.
100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 888.306.4894; eaupalmbeach.com
Enjoy Sand, Sea And Sun At Peanut Island
If you haven’t spent at least one Labor Day on Peanut Island, have you really celebrated Labor Day in Palm Beach County? Whether you arrive by water taxi or your own boat, pack a lunch and plan to spend a sun-soaked day in paradise. On the island you can camp, walk the circumference of the island, swim at guarded beaches, take in the view from the observation decks and more. Snorkel gear and beach accessories are a must. Peanut Island is an especially popular spot on holiday weekends, so prepare to face some serious crowds. The Peanut Island water taxi departs from the Riviera Beach Marina every 20 minutes between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Round trip fare is $10.
200 E. 13th St., Riviera Beach; 561.723.2028; peanutislandshuttleboat.com
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