Labor Day NYC 2020 guide

Make the most of Labor Day NYC 2020 with our guide to the best parties including beaches and barbecues

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Labor Day is the last hurrah of summer, so make it count!

New York City has some incredible beaches you can visit during your three-day weekend, as well as some stunning outdoor restaurants to eat at. And if you're feeling the need for one last getaway from the city before fall begins, take a look at our excellent list of day trips from NYC.

Things are a bit different this year, but you can still make this a Labor Day weekend worth remembering!

RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do in the summer in NYC

When is Labor Day?

Labor Day is on Monday, September 7, 2020.

What is Labor Day?

Labor Day is an annual workers’ holiday on the first Monday in September. The first Labor Day was organized by the Central Labor Union of New York in 1882.

Things to do for Labor Day 2020

The best things to do in NYC this weekend
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The best things to do in NYC this weekend

It's Labor Day Weekend in NYC, which means it's time to send off the summer on a high note.

The 13 best waterfront restaurants in NYC
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The 13 best waterfront restaurants in NYC

In 2020, views of the Hudson and East River are in more demand than ever before.

The best restaurants open on Labor Day in NYC
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The best restaurants open on Labor Day in NYC

Dine at these restaurants open on Labor Day, from neighborhood bars to noodle spots and classy brunch cafes.

The best Labor Day weekend getaways near NYC
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The best Labor Day weekend getaways near NYC

These Labor Day 2020 weekend getaways have everything you could want including beaches, parks and quaint towns to visit.

The 20 best day trips from New York City
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The 20 best day trips from New York City

The best day trips from New York City are quite literally essential escapes for pro city dwellers.

The best places to go camping near NYC
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The best places to go camping near NYC

New York has access to everything, even camping grounds.

The best scenic drives in New York
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The best scenic drives in New York

Sometimes you just gotta jump in the car and ride.

More Labor Day 2020 ideas

The best public swimming pools in NYC
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The best public swimming pools in NYC

Beat the heat this summer by taking a dip and lounging poolside.

Where to find the very best BBQ in NYC
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Where to find the very best BBQ in NYC

Tackling a range of regional and global barbecue styles, these joints are carving up everything from smoked brisket to sausages.

The best parks in NYC
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The best parks in NYC

Note: City parks are open, however social distancing is required. Solo exercise is ok, but team sports (such as basketball, football, softball, and soccer) are not permitted. Park amenities such as grilling areas, skate parks and nature centers are closed.  New Yorkers cherish their parks as rare treasures in the concrete jungle. And with 1,700 within five boroughs, we're not playing around. Of course, certain green spaces are more peaceful and verdant than others, but all of the parks listed here offer amazing things to do outside. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites, featuring picturesque views of New York and prime picnic spots. Plus, these New York attractions offer seasonal programming and free activities, some of which include outdoor concerts, movie screenings and food festivals. (For even more cool must-dos in the city check out our list of 101 best things to do.) RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do in the spring in NYC

The best picnic spots in NYC
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The best picnic spots in NYC

One of the best things to do in summer is pack a picnic basket and partake in some outdoor dining at one of the best picnic spots NYC has to offer. There are plenty of NYC parks at which you can sprawl out and enjoy an alfresco feast. However, we've chosen a few of our favorite grassy refuges from all corners of Gotham, as well as the best places for grabbing snacks nearby, to help you decide the best spot to pick. Note: City parks are open, however social distancing is required. Park amenities such as playgrounds and grilling areas are closed. For take-out, call ahead to see if a restaurant is open.  RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do in the summer in NYC

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The best rooftop bars in NYC
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The best rooftop bars in NYC

When it comes to things to do outside with the best views in nyc, rooftop restaurants are where it’s at. Whether you’re looking to grab afterwork drinks with coworkers or a spot for an early-game Tinder date, we know how to make the warm weather remain a breeze. From dive bars in Bushwick to fancy shmancy sky-high nights in Midtown, raise a glass to the best rooftop bars you can find us at all summer long. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best bars in NYC Want more? Sign up here to stay in the know.

A guide to Governors Island
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A guide to Governors Island

If you crave an escape from the city that won’t land you in debt, head to the ever-changing urban oasis of Governors Island.