As Labor Day Weekend approaches, Americans have a lot to celebrate. Let’s take this day off to rest, to thank the hardworking Americans that came before us, and for the rights we have today. Here’s some of our favorite places where you can find great food, drinks, cafes, pubs, shops, parks, and a great waterfront! So here’s to Summer and ending it with a bang!
Cape May, NJ
Hot Spots: Carney’s, The Lobster House
Cape May is at the bottom tip of New Jersey and is one of the best shore spots. Dine at Cape May’s best restaurant, The Lobster House or check out the great food and nightlife over at, Carney’s. *Bonus – Cape May is also known for its Zoo!
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Beach Haven, NJ
Hot Spots: Bay Village, The Chicken or the Egg
Beach Haven is a town located on Long Beach Island which has both Bay and Ocean views and activities. Have fun tasting treats like Kettle Fudge or Caramel Apples at Bay Village or stop in for a late night bite at the Chegg. Warning: Watch out for their Ludicrous Wings!
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Hot Spots: The Plaza Café, South Hampton Publick House
For unspoiled beaches, beauty, and serenity check out this real life painting of a town. Southampton’s Plaza Café has got some fine cuisine and an award winning wine selection. If not wine, this town’s got great beer as well over at Publick House.
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Hot Spots: East Hampton Point, Wolfie’s Tavern
Eashampton is gorgeous and a favorite especially since it earned the top spot on the Annual List of Best Beaches in the US. For a beautiful meal al fresco be sure to stop in at East Hampton Point of if you just want some casual drinks, tavern games, and a good time then Wolfie’s is the place to be!
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Hot Spots: Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum, Point Bar & Grill
Montauk is located at the tip of the South Fork Peninsula and famously known as a getaway for city folk with its multiple state parks and historic lighthouse. The Pointe Bar & Grill is a great place to let loose, catch bite, and enjoying a brew while watching the game.
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Hot Spots: Rippers, Rockaway Taco
Rockaway Beach is the largest Urban Beach in the US. It has become somewhat of a Hipster version if the Hamptons and has a huge surf scene. Chowdown at Rippers or Rockaway Taco for some good ol’ boardwalk grub!
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Lake George, NY
Hot Spots: Bistro Le Roux, Lake George Steamboat Company
Named Queen of American Lakes, Lake George is beautifully located at the southeast base of the Adirondack Mountains. We’ve heard great things about Bistro Le Roux and their fresh menu, but if you want something more scenic then get out on the lake itself with the Lake George Steamboat Company!
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Cape Cod, MA
Hot Spots: Sundae School, Cape Codder
Cape Cod is simply a fairytale. It’s scenic, peaceful, and perfect for an escape. For relaxation check out Cape Codder and their spa, heated outdoor pool, and indoor wave pool. Top your trip off with a famous ice cream sundae from Sundae School.
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