Labor Day weekend in Los Angeles is known as somewhat of a "last chance" for summer fun before fall kicks in. Needless to say, you should probably plan a vacation to an amazing destination to help ease yourself into the transition. And we might be a little biased, but to us, there's no better place to spend a three day weekend than LA.
Labor Day weekend is rapidly approaching, so now is the time to make your travel plans. Look for the perfect hotel room or AirBnB apartment and search for the best Los Angeles car rental reservation packages. Renting a car will allow you to get from place to place easily without having to rely on expensive car services or slow public transportation. Once you've secured your car rental reservations Los Angeles, you'll be ready to start planning your LA adventures.
It goes without saying that there are plenty of amazing events happening in LA that weekend. Combine a few of those with checking some classic Southern California car rental spots and you'll go back to reality with a smile on your face.
Here's how to spend the ultimate Labor Day weekend in Los Angeles:
Fly into LAX and pick up your rental car. Remember, Super Cheap Car Rental is the number one place for underage car rental Los Angeles, so you'll never have a higher rate because of your age when you rent from us.
Check into your hotel or other accommodations. We recommend Hotel Bel-Air or The Garland for a romantic experience, The Redbury Hollywood or Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel for a girlfriends' getaway, The Standard Hollywood for a weekend with the guys and Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica or Hotel Palomar in Beverly Hills if you're traveling with the family.
Have a Hollywood evening. Stroll along the Walk of Fame and find your favorite stars, stop for drinks at the old school Frolic Room and enjoy dinner at the oldest restaurant in Hollywood, Musso & Frank Grill. Many famous faces have dined at Musso & Frank's, and their menu is appropriate for an all-ages crowd and full of delicious Italian and American favorites.
Head to Runyon Canyon and go on a morning hike. This 160 acre park boasts some of the best views in the city, and believe it or not, it's a favorite low key celebrity hangout.
Once you've gotten your exercise for the day, spend your afternoon at the LA County Fair. Since 1921, this event has been a local favorite. Aside from the classic agriculture exhibits and carnival rides, you'll find exhibitions, concerts, acrobats and even wine tasting.
After a day spent running around the canyon and cruising around the fair, you'll surely be hungry. Drive over to Santa Anita Park's Paddock Gardens and enjoy the lively 626 Night Market, which will have Asian street food, booze, live music and games until 1 AM.
Sunday is Brunch Day in LA (and everywhere). Some of the hottest spots for a late morning meal are L'Ami Restaurant in Santa Monica, The Butcher's Daughter (which is actually vegetarian), Winsome on Sunset Boulevard and the classic Toast Bakery Cafe. Arrive fairly early or make reservations if you can, because crowds are always common on Sundays.
Would it really be an LA vacation without a day at the beach? We highly recommend visiting the Santa Monica Pier. It's close to the heart of Los Angeles, it's beautiful, and it's fun for all ages. You'll find classic carnival rides, shops, restaurants and an old-fashioned soda fountain by the carousel on the pier, not to mention miles of sandy beaches. The nearby Venice Pier is also a great option.
Then, if you're traveling with friends, head back to your hotel and dress in your Sunday Best. Your destination will be Skybar in West Hollywood, which is hosting Rhondesia on Sunday, September 4. A Club Called Rhonda creators DJ Goddollars, Alexis Rivera and Gregory Alexander are set to rock the rooftop. If this sounds like your kind of adventure, RSVP on the website ahead of time and get there early—parties like this reach capacity quickly.
Looking for a quiet, more mellow, perhaps family-friendly evening? The Old Zoo in Griffith Park is hosting a FREE Shakespeare performance of the The Tempest that evening at 7 PM. Take a picnic (save the alcohol for later) and enjoy the show.
We hope you arrived with a little room in your suitcase, because shopping in LA is a must. The Beverly Center offers every department store you can dream of as well as an array of boutiques and speciality shops. The mall is also close to more affordable options like TJ Maxx or the Goodwill and Catwalk on Fairfax.
Before you return your rental car and hop a flight home, don't forget to stop at the classic California burger joint, In-N-Out. Even if you only have a few minutes to spare, they'll have you through the drive thru faster than you can say "Double Double."
Enjoy your Labor Day weekend in LA!