Labor Day for kids in New York City in 2018

This is your last hoorah. Our guide to Labor Day for kids packs in all of the fun before school starts!

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This year, Labor Day for kids in NYC is packed with a bunch of fun that will send summer off in style and help the kids look forward to the new school year ahead. 

You can take the relaxing route with one of these lovely family beach vacations or spend time outside at the best family campgrounds near NYC. If you're staying local and enjoying the last of a NYC summer, make a stop at one of the most delicious ice cream shops in town—plus, there are plenty of Labor Day events NYC has to offer (such as the West Indian Day Carnival) that'll keep your schedule full.

Enjoy the fun, r&r and end-of-summer bliss! 

When is Labor Day?

This year, Labor Day falls on Monday September 3, 2018.

What is Labor Day?

Labor Day is an annual workers' holiday on the first Monday in September, which dates all the way back to 1882. 

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While there’s no shortage of fun things to do with kids in NYC, sometimes you just need to get out of town. That’s where this list of cheap family vacations from New York City comes in. Whether you’re looking for kids’ amusement parks, historic towns that double as educational activities or family beach vacations from NYC, there’s something for everyone on this list. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best family vacations Some destinations are never very expensive, while you might have to visit others during the off season to lock in the lowest rates. Still, with a little research, planning and ingenuity, you can book a dynamite family vacation for cheap.

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Want to get out of town but dread the thought of booking tickets and packing bags? No problemo—these day drips for kids will provide the whole family with plenty of exciting options—plus you can head home when all is said and done (though we threw in some hotel options just in case you want the fun to continue).  From cities and attractions to events and seasonal programs, our list has year-round options that will make everyone look forward to a day away from the city (as much as we all love it). Hey, sometimes you need a change of scenery (no judgment). Which one of these epic day trips for kids will you embark on first? Happy travels! RECOMMENDED: Our full guide to the best family vacations Enjoy these exciting summer activities for kids, such as a visit to the best water parks near NYC and the most refreshing water playgrounds. 

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