From rooftop parties to specialty brunches to a grape-stomping tradition, wrangle your family and friends for a fun-filled Labor Day weekend in California to bid adieu to the summer season.
One Paseo hosts a Labor Day Sidewalk Sale on Sunday, Sept. 4, and Monday, Sept. 5, from noon to 6 p.m. Participating brands like Roark, Faherty and Sephora will take part, and participating retailers will have curated displays outside of their stores, allowing guests to browse as they pop from shop to shop. Guests can expect discounts of 10 to 25 percent off, with a focus on warmer weather pieces.
On Labor Day Sunday only, Vistal at The InterContinental San Diego offers an extended brunch and lunch buffet until 1:30 p.m. Unlike other Sunday brunches at Vistal, the Labor Day Sunday brunch will include JNSQ Rose for $10 a glass and bottles for $40, as well as free swag. Lastly, Vistal will be featuring live music from Bruno Serrano from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mission Bay Adventures
With 27 miles of shoreline and 4,600 acres of aquatic adventuring, Mission Bay has all the makings of an alfresco, fun-filled Labor Day weekend in California. Some favorites: the turn-of-the-century, Mississippi-style boat, Bahia Belle Cruise; family-friendly rentals (like tandem bikes, body boards and more) from Action Sports Rentals; and the grand finale of the beloved summer series, Sunset Luaus on the Bay, taking place Friday, Sept. 3. During the luaus at The Catamaran Resort Hotel, event-goers can enjoy Polynesian food, music, an all-you-can-eat buffet, plenty of entertainment and more.
Located near the Embarcadero Waterfront, Harbor Court Hotel makes the perfect last-minute Labor Day weekend getaway. Guests can enjoy the Labor Day Golden Gate Park Band Symphony in the Park, the JazzNBlues Festival and yacht parties, all taking place during the holiday weekend in San Francisco. Book the “Extend the Adventure” package to save 20 percent when staying for seven nights or longer. Rates start at $179 per night.
This weekend is your last chance to roam San Diego Zoo in the evening as Nighttime Zoo comes to a close on Sept. 5 (closing at 9 p.m.). Enjoy live music, exploration stations, character appearances and more–all under the night sky!
On Sept. 3, from noon to 5 p.m., join in the fun for the 25th anniversary of the Julian Grape Stomp Festa where guests can savor the old-world tradition of rolling up their pants and stomping away at Menghini Winery. $20 for regular admission, including a wine glass, grape-stomping and entertainment.
It is Sunday Funday in Tulum–Beverly Hills style! Party the day away on the rooftop of the SLS Hotel with stunning views, a heated pool, dancing, drinking and more. The 21-and-over event starts at noon. Admission is free if arriving before 3 p.m.
This Labor Day weekend, Cavallo Point offers residents 20 percent off its Best Available Rate plus a $100 resort credit on stays of two-plus nights. (Available for stays through March 31, 2023 using promo code CALIRES with a valid CA ID. Booking link here.) The holiday weekend fun includes a Labor Day Weekend BBQ on Sept. 5 with live jazz, a local artisan marketplace, kite-decorating and a Southern-inspired feast.
Enjoy the start of the college football season at UCLA Luskin Conference Center hotel with its kickoff package. For fans attending the first game of the season on Sept. 3 at Rose Bowl stadium, this offer includes a two-night stay at the hotel from Sept. 2 to Sept. 4, daily breakfast for two, overnight parking and a UCLA Football-themed welcome amenity for $399 plus tax.
Spend Labor Day weekend poolside at Hilton Los Angeles Culver City. From 1 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 3, this pool party will feature food and drink specials, DJs, giveaways from special vendors and more. White attire and/or swim apparel is encouraged. Tickets are $25 for non-hotel guests, and free for hotel guests.
John Williams has scored Jaws, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and countless other classics. For three nights during Labor Day weekend at the Hollywood Bowl, the LA Phil will perform some of Williams’ biggest movie hits, including selections performed with film clips. Tickets range from $55 to $293.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 2, Sept. 4 and Sept. 5, enjoy the best parts of a California summer all in one weekend. Enjoy splashing in a mountain stream, riding over the Golden Gate Bridge, learning about animal tracks and gathering round the campfire at Kidspace Children’s Museum during this family-friendly summer campout event.
This Labor Day, enjoy a “Friends with Benefits” offer at Mission Pacific Hotel’s newly reimagined 21-and-older The Rooftop Bar, complete with a fresh aesthetic, a surf-inspired cocktail program, a reinvigorated menu of light bites and shareable plates and new programming, including regular wellness offerings and a new weekend DJ series. On Monday, Sept. 5, bring a friend, buy a drink and your friend gets a drink for free, plus DJ Aye Will will be spinning from 1 to 4 p.m., followed by Mass Appeal from 4 to 7 p.m.