Although it may feel like summer for a little while longer, Labor Day weekend marks the official end of summer. But it’s not too late to squeeze in one last hurrah! Let ABC Insurance Agencies help you make the most of the holiday.

Read on if you’re looking for last-minute Labor Day weekend vacation or day trip ideas in Louisiana and Texas!

Trip Ideas for Labor Day Weekend in Texas

Get ready for some Texas-sized fun this Labor Day weekend! Here are a few fun options for East Texans, whether you want to have an adventure-packed camping weekend or lay low and get some pool time.

Tyler State Park

There’s something for everyone to enjoy at Tyler State Park in East Texas’ Piney Woods, whether you visit for the day or camp out all weekend long. Tyler State Park in Tyler, TX, has more than 13 miles of trails for hiking and biking, including the Whispering Pines Nature Trail. A 64-acre spring-fed lake is a perfect place to cool off. The park has three fishing piers and offers boat and rod rentals.

Canton First Monday Trade Days

Labor Day weekend also marks the First Monday Trade Days weekend in Canton, TX. Every first Thursday through Sunday, this small town hosts a massive flea market where artisans, pickers, and thrifters sell everything from antiques to crafts to clothing and more. Of course, it wouldn’t be a flea market without delicious festival food and live entertainment.

First Monday Trade Days began more than a century ago, and it’s purported to be the largest outdoor flea market in the world. There is even an RV campground if you decide to make a trip out of it. (Psst! ABC Insurance Agencies can help you secure an affordable RV insurance policy for your motorhome or travel trailer!)

The Texas Pool

Spend your Labor Day swimming in a Texas-shaped pool! The Texas Pool in Plano, TX, is a 168,000-gallon saltwater pool shaped like the Lone Star State. It’s got a diving board, two water slides, and a shallow area perfect for little kids, plus grills, a snack bar, and a beach volleyball court. Even cooler: the Texas Pool is a nonprofit, membership-supported pool, and it’s a National Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places!

Where to Spend Labor Day in Louisiana

The Bayou State doesn’t disappoint when it comes to Labor Day weekend entertainment options. These are some of our favorites.

Shrimp and Petroleum Festival

Louisiana loves a parade, and the Shrimp & Petroleum Festival in Morgan City, LA, is no exception. This five-day festival boasts parades on both land and sea, plus a carnival, children’s activities, arts and crafts, food, and fireworks. The Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, held every Labor Day weekend, is the oldest chartered harvest festival in the state.

The Cool Zoo at the Audubon Nature Institute

The Cool Zoo, the Audubon Zoo’s kids’ area, is usually closed on Mondays, but it makes an exception for Labor Day. Water slides, water cannons, and a lazy river are the perfect ways to cool off. Plus, you can spend the day exploring the rest of the zoo, Uptown, and the Garden District.

Hit the Beach

Head for the Gulf Coast this Labor Day weekend for sun, sand, and surf. There are plenty of beautiful beaches in Louisiana and Mississippi within driving distance. Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, LA, Grand Isle, and North Beach in Lake Charles, LA, are all great options. Or, head to Mississippi. Bay St. Louis, MS, and Ship Island in Gulfport, MS, are both picture-perfect backdrops for your Labor Day weekend.

Hang Loose This Labor Day Weekend

Have fun and stay safe wherever the road takes you this Labor Day weekend, and make sure you’re protected with adequate car insurance coverage. ABC Insurance Agencies has helped drivers in Louisiana and Texas stay safe and save money on car insurance for over 30 years. Curious how you can get a more affordable car insurance policy? Getting a free car insurance quote is easy: just call 1-800-708-0123, click, or visit a friendly ABC Insurance Agent near you today!

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