Labor Day honors all the hard workers out there with an extra-long weekend. Observed in September, this makes Labor Day an epic last hurrah for summer fun before the cooler fall temperatures start to kick in.
Labor Day in Orlando is a magical experience, thanks to our world-renowned museums, amusement parks, and natural beauty. If you’re looking for things to do in Orlando over the long Labor Day weekend, check out these attractions and then stop by American Social for a cocktail or a bite to eat.
1. Check Out the Titanic Artifact Exhibition
If you’re still mad that Leonardo DiCaprio couldn’t fit on the door and sank to the bottom of the ocean with the Titanic, here’s the exhibition for you. Orlando hosts one of the only exhibitions in the world where you can see artifacts from the doomed steamer that have been rescued from the bottom of the Atlantic.
Actors dressed in period costume lead tours, and you can also catch a dinner show. Whether you’re a fan of the movie or you just love history, this is an experience not to be missed.
2. Visit Kennedy Space Center
It’s been 50 years since man first walked on the moon. Be a part of the space saga by visiting the Kennedy Space Center. This historical landmark is a museum, an amusement park, and an active launch site all in one.
Come for the day and learn all about the heroes who have braved the journey to space and check the calendar to see if you can catch a rocket launch.
3. Amusement Parks
Probably one of the most popular things to do in Orlando is to visit one of the city’s many amusement parks. Making a pilgrimage to Walt Disney World is a must for families with young kids. For older kids and wizards in training, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is as magical as the boy who lived. What’s more, the Harry Potter attractions are part of Universal Studios so you can enjoy the full experience.
It wouldn’t be Orlando without Gatorland where you can see Florida’s famous gators up close. For those who want to cool off and see fish up close, snorkeling in Discovery Cove is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Whichever theme park you choose, Labor Day in Orlando is destined to be thrilling and fun.
4. Take a Relaxing Scenic Boat Tour
Maybe you want to take things more leisurely and relaxed cruise. Opt for a scenic boat tour on our pristine lakes. On this tour, you’ll get some sun and sea as you take a tour of the Winter Park chain of lakes. Tours leave hourly, so you have plenty of opportunities. Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen.
5. Spend Some Time at Leu Gardens
Leu Gardens are the prized jewel of the city. Located a few minutes from Downtown Orlando, escape to nature and take in over 50 acres of botanical beauty. The gardens host many events as well as outdoor movies, so check the schedule. Through the end of September, a whimsical exhibit called Enchanted Fairy Doors. The adorable little doors will be scattered throughout the gardens. You might get to see a real fairy!
Hang Out at American Social
Whatever your plans for Labor Day in Orlando, make a pit stop at American Social in Orlando. Our newest location serves weekend brunch and daily lunches and dinners. We’ve got the best happy hour in town with up to 50% off all drink specials. If you’ve got a large group or family gathering, you can also reserve space for a private party. Have a fun Labor Day and make American Social your place.