Haute Residence Members Give Their Favorite Suggestions for Labor Day Weekend

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What is your Labor Day Weekend guide for residents of your market?

Heather Hudson, Austin, Texas

Our recent heavy rains will hopefully fill up some of Austin's most beloved watering holes. From floating on tubes on the San Marcos, Comal, and Guadalupe Rivers to taking a dip in Hamilton Pool Preserve, there are plenty of opportunities to get submerged in Labor Day festivities. If you are looking for something a bit drier, take a cruise on Lady Bird Lake and watch the infamous bat colony make their evening departure from under the Congress bridge to head East of town where they feed overnight.

Some of the best things about Austin happen inside! From enjoying our finger-licking good barbecue to taking part in one of the many live music performances you can find on any given night in and around Austin. Another favorite Texas tradition is two-stepping at the Broken Spoke or watching the Sunset from The Oasis. Austin is abundant in events, festivals, and activities. Never a shortage so come on down and spend your long weekend in "Keep it Weird" Austin, Texas.

Nancy Tallman, Park City, Utah

Labor Day in Park City, Utah, honors Park City's mining past, and locals call this holiday "Miner's Day." The day kicks off with the Miner's Day Breakfast at City Park and is followed by a 5k Bark City Fun Run, where your dog can join you as you run through Park City's streets. At 10:30 is the world-famous "Running of the Balls" (not Bulls), where you purchase a ball and at 10:30, over 300 balls are let loose on Park City's Main Street. The owner of the winning ball wins a prize. At 11:00 am is the Miner's Day Parade on Main Street, where locals line the streets and cheer on our high school marching band, police officers, and community floats. After the parade, everyone heads to City Park for live music, kids' games, and Mining Demonstrations. It's a day of small-town, old-fashioned fun that contrasts with some of Park City's more sophisticated events like the Sundance Film Festival and World Cup Ski Competitions.

Visit HMF or The Seafood Bar at The Breakers Hotel.

Mark Peterson & Dana Bambace, Pebble Beach/Carmel, CA

For much of the country, Labor Day is the end of the summer. But for Carmel and Pebble Beach, it is the beginning of two months of great beach weather where it feels more like summer. Gatherings at the beach for a day of fun or a sunset drink followed by a bonfire make it a great time to live here or plan a visit.

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Brie A. Whitehead, Coffee Cake and Real Estate, Brickell, Miami, FL

Stay away from the beach- it’s too wild with tourists and exceptionally busy. The best thing to do with a few friends is to go on a boat or spend time at the pool, bbq, or outdoor cinema ? and relax.

Jeanie Vidaurreta, Audrey Ross Team, Miami Beach Islands, FL 

Residents of Miami Beach and the Islands of Miami Beach spend our Labor Day Weekend in our own backyards or on Biscayne Bay! We share our beautiful beaches with many people this holiday weekend and it is a nice time to stay close to home with family and friends. Poolside BBQ parties, boating, jet skiing, and paddle boarding are all on the agenda for our residents!

It is the beginning of the fall season and sending off summer with so much to do, you do not have time to take it all in. You will find me at the JAS Labor Day weekend festival https://jazzaspensnowmass.org/labor-day-experience/
The lineup this year includes Stevie Nicks, Chris Stapleton, St. Paul, the Broken Bones, and Leon Bridges.
Another fantastic event through Labor Day is the Motherlode Volleyball Tournament. Check out the various games going all through the weekend at great locations in town, https://letsgovolleyball.com/motherlode/

Weather is usually bluebird days and cool nights which is fantastic hiking weather and a chance to take in dinner at one of the many great restaurants in Aspen.

Aspen/Snowmass is the place to be for Labor Day Weekend 2022!

Lee Roufa, Licensed Broker Engel Voelkers Telluride, Telluride, CO

Every Labor Day weekend for the past 49 years thousands of movie buffs and aficionados flock to Tellurides downtown to get in line for the coming year's best films. September 2-5 is the Telluride Film Festival. The passes sell out overnight and there are additional viewings available if you're willing to wait in line! But, hey the view of the surrounding 13,000' peaks from Main Street might make your wait all the more intriguing. The wildflowers are still in bloom in the high country and our summer evenings are dazzling. The vibrant restaurant scene is delightful as are the various music and cultural events filling up this high country havens calendar. Film or no film a Labor Day weekend in Telluride will refresh!


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Debbi DiMaggio, Piedmont, CA

Labor Day signifies the last summer holiday prior to Fall. The East Bay is convenient to many fabulous destinations both local and just a few hours away. A few of our favorite places to wrap up summer include Lake Tahoe, the Sonoma Napa Valley, Healdsburg, Stinson Beach, Half Moon Bay, Carmel, or San Francisco just across the Bay. Whether you desire exceptional dining, a day at the beach, hiking, water skiing, or wine tasting, the Bay Area offers a wide variety of places and experiences to enjoy. What will you do?

Lisa Culp Taylor - LCT Team - Parks, Tennessee

From the Live on the Green concert in Nashville’s pretty Public Square Park near the Cumberland River to the Mercy Franklin Classic road race celebrating its 23rd year in Franklin, TN, there is so much to do in the Nashville area on Labor Day Weekend! School is back in session and college football has kicked off with a home game for Vanderbilt University. Be sure you also check out Music in the Vines at Arrington Vineyards and Shakespeare in the Park returning to the Yard at oneCity. We are stretching the last moments of summer this holiday weekend!

Labor Day Weekend in Santa Barbara is always fabulous, and this time of year ushers in the perfect coastal weather. There are so many great events for visitors and locals alike, whether you're walking the pedestrian promenade down State St, checking out local wineries in the Funk Zone, or soaking up rays on Butterfly Beach in Montecito. I would highly recommend checking out our beloved Santa Barbara Bowl where the Goo Goo Dolls will be performing, or grabbing tickets to Grammy-nominated guitarist Tab Benoit at Lobero Theater. For local eats, tapas is always a fun choice: restaurants Loquita and Milk & Honey both serve up delicious bites with phenomenal cocktails.

Denis Smykalov, Miami Beach, FL 

Miami Beach is full of experiences for labor day. You can start with breakfast/brunch at Abba, Lilikoi, or Pura Vida. Spend the day on the beach or on the boat with your loved ones, go for a picnic and enjoy the sunset in south pointe park or the rooftop at One Hotel. Go for the best pasta at Forte Dei Marmi, the famous spicy rigatoni vodka at Carbone, or super fresh seafood at Milos.

Katharine Rutland, Coastal Palm Beach, FL

There’s nothing better than taking the boat out for an afternoon of leisure and dining. At these dock-and-dine restaurants throughout Palm Beach County, you can grab a great bite without ever setting foot on dry land.

960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL | https://www.guanabanas.com/
Named for a little-known fruit native to the tropics, this quintessential SoFla hang in Jupiter has it all, from an impressive bar and menu featuring fresh-caught local seafood to an eclectic calendar of strong musical bookings that includes acts as diverse as local indie-rock heroes and reggae classics.

Old Key Lime House
300 E Ocean Ave, Lantana | http://oldkeylimehouse.com/
This old-school charmer in Lantana is as spacious as it is beloved, with ample waterfront seating that extends into the water on docks and water views from each of its classic rambling rooms. It has a reputation as a rowdy spot to enjoy Florida Gators football games in the fall, but it’s a great hang any time of the year for its fresh seafood, strong drinks, and unbeatable views of the Lake Worth lagoon. And yes, the Key lime pie is fantastic.

Two Georges Waterfront Grille
728 Casa Loma Blvd, Boynton Beach | https://twogeorgesrestaurant.com/boynton/
Walk through our doors and soak up the laid-back vacation vibes while noshing on our world-famous Maryland crab cakes. Or maybe a frozen cocktail is more your style? With our iconic thatch roof overhead and the Intracoastal waterway underfoot, this really is the good life. Two Georges has been a fixture on the Boynton Intracoastal for over 60 years so come in and find out why!

Banana Boat
739 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach | https://bananaboatboynton.com/
Banana Boat is seen as a landmark “anchor” to the restaurant and nightlife activities in Boynton Beach. As a family business, they take great pride in offering that “Authentic Florida Experience” for those locals and tourists seeking fresh seafood, fun appetizers, sandwiches, and cocktails, at reasonable prices, overlooking the waterfront in Boynton Beach.

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Prime Catch
700 E Woolbright Rd, Boynton Beach | http://www.primecatchboynton.com/index.html
Waterfront restaurants are few and far between in Palm Beach County, and those with elevated fare are even harder to find. Sitting just south of the Woolbright bridge in Boynton Beach, Prime Catch is the rare venue that caters to boaters and foodies in equal measure. Open since 2004, its raw bar and an extensive menu of fresh seafood entrees are worth the trip whether you get there by land or sea.

Deck 84
840 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach | https://www.deck84.com/
This waterfront restaurant at the foot of the Atlantic Avenue bridge has quickly become a staple of south county dining in its relatively short tenure in Delray Beach. Offering classic American fare and countless tropical cocktails both inside and at its sizable outdoor bar, this laid-back locale is perfect for anything from a boat-day meal on the Intracoastal to happy hour drinks after work.

Meso Beach House
900 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach | https://www.mesorestaurants.com/meso-beach-house
Influenced by the 22 countries surrounding the Mediterranean as a whole. We consider ourselves a concept in the middle of the Mediterranean, hence our name MESO. Our ambiance is rustic, modern, and trendy. We believe that presentation is key, all while incorporating the unique flavor profiles of the Mediterranean into each of our dishes.

SeaSpray Inlet Grill / Waterstone
999 E Camino Real, Boca Raton | https://www.seasprayboca.com/
With unobstructed views of Lake Boca Raton, this newly renovated and revamped restaurant at Boca’s Waterstone hotel is the go-to dock-and-dine restaurant in South Palm Beach County. With a colorful atmosphere and classic American fare, this is the perfect place for either an easy-breezy weekday lunch or some excellent people-watching during the infamous annual Boca Bash. Don’t miss out on its weekday happy hour, with well-priced drinks and apps.

Palm Court at The Boca Raton Resort / Private Club - Members Only
501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton | https://www.thebocaraton.com/drink-dine/palm-court/
Embracing the hotel’s celebrated Spanish Colonial-style architecture, Palm Court’s inviting lobby and lounge serve as a bar and flexible common space. Indoor and outdoor seating areas provide breathtaking coastal views. While a rotating assortment of musicians ensures a rhythmic setting during weekend evenings, showcasing Bossa Nova Jazz.

Clematis Municipal Dock / Access to Downtown West Palm Beach
Lat / Lon: N 26° 42.721' / W 080° 02.872'
A wonderful public access point to dock up and visit downtown West Palm Beach and the famous Clematis St.

Dante DiSabato, Naples, Florida

While Labor Day is traditionally the marker to the end of summer and outdoor activities in most of the country, Naples is getting ready to welcome everyone who'll be missing summer come October and beyond. But Labor Day Weekend in Naples is always perfect for a round of golf at one of our more than 90 area golf courses, shopping at the world-class stores at Waterside Shops (Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., etc.), dining at one of our many exceptional restaurants (Sails, Campiello, Trulucks, Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro, Osteria Tulia, etc.), or hitting the gorgeous beaches that have made Naples world famous. Our sunsets will blow your mind. In fact, September may be the best month to feel like you have the sand all to yourself before Season officially begins.

Enjoy an outdoor movie, and grab a bite from delicious food trucks, like those offered by Street Food Cinema!

Friday, Sept. 2, 2022
Cheer on the Buffs football team at Folsom Field. Go Buffs! Keep an eye out for CU’s lovable mascots: Ralphie (a real buffalo) and Chip (a more cuddly, costumed fella).

Live Music at License No. 1
Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, 9 pm-close
Be entertained by local music acts at this underground speakeasy-style cocktail lounge. Step back in time and enjoy classic, handcrafted cocktails and small plates in a lively atmosphere.

Boulder Farmers Market
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, 8am-2pm
By Labor Day weekend, the Boulder Farmers’ Market is overflowing with goodies. Named the No. 1 Farmers’ Market in the country by readers of USA Today, the market was established in 1986 by a handful of local farmers looking to sell farm-fresh produce directly to the public. It is a growers-only market, and shoppers can enjoy seasonal produce, eggs, cheeses, meats, herbs, flowers, wines, and gourmet food products. Plus, the market enjoys a lovely setting next to shady Central Park and Boulder Creek, at the doorsteps of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) and the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse.

The SpongeBob Musical at BDT Stage
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, 6 pm
Enjoy an entree, dessert, and drinks at BDT Stage while laughing along with this much-loved musical featuring nostalgic pop hits from the ‘50s.

Boulder Comedy Show
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, 7 pm
Head to Rayback Collective to witness some of today's best working comics. The Boulder Comedy Show's headliners have been seen on Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, MTV, and pretty much everything in between.

Open Mic Night at License No. 1
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, 6:30 pm
Show 'em what you’ve got during open mic night at this underground speakeasy-style cocktail lounge. Sign-ups start at 6 pm.

Explore the Farm Trail
The bounty of Boulder's 850 farms is a sight to behold over Labor Day weekend, and you can explore it all on the Boulder County Farm Trail. Take a scenic farm drive, stop at some farm stands; have an on-farm experience, or simply taste the fruits of our farmers' labors in restaurants all over town.

Splash Around at the Res
What better way to bid adieu to summer than with some time in the water at the Boulder Reservoir, where cool water and Flatirons views will be just the long-weekend refresh you need? You can swim all Labor Day weekend, with these hours: Friday, 1-6 pm; Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; Sunday 10 am-6 pm and Monday 10 am-6 pm. Or choose to rent a paddle board, canoe, or kayak from Rocky Mountain Paddle Board at the Res.

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Team Blair Tahoe, Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, NV

Check out these amazing Drone Shows at Lake Tahoe over Labor Day Weekend:

Kings Beach Public Beach - Friday - Free Concert @ 6:30 PM followed by Drone Show at 9 PM

Tahoe City Commons Beach - Sunday - Free Concert @ 4 PM Free Concert, followed by Drone Show at 8:30 PM

Marsha Kotlyar Estate Group, Montecito, CA

Spend three days off in Montecito to say goodbye to summer this Labor Day weekend! With warm weather in the forecast and endless summer events at your fingertips, we’re looking forward to brighter days ahead. Although we might recommend holding off a trip to the sure-to-be-mobbed Butterfly Beach, we have some secret spots up our sleeve – whether you’re picnicking at Hammonds, sipping drinks poolside at San Ysidro Ranch, or grabbing brunch at Jeannine’s on Coast Village Road.

Start your staycation with a homemade artisanal dish from Merci, then stroll locally-inspired and curated boutiques throughout Montecito Country Mart. When you’re ready for an adventure, ride bikes downtown or maybe just stroll through the shade under Toro Canyon Park’s beautiful oak trees. Once you work up your appetite again, order a few burgers to-go from Miramar’s food truck to eat on the sand. Watch dolphins glisten through the water, meander tidepools with the kids, or head home early to start your BBQ for dining al fresco. Truly, what better place to relax and enjoy than our very own backyard?

Living on St. Croix feels like an extended holiday weekend all the time – we never have a shortage of sunshine, beaches, and ways to enjoy them!

So this Labor Day Weekend Guide can be used any time of the year thanks to having perfect, sunny weather all year long. This weekend guide is for the outdoor nature enthusiast who loves food and good music!

Start your three-day weekend Friday night with a culinary experience at one of our restaurants in downtown Christiansted following it up with live entertainment, which will be easy to find along the boardwalk. Enjoying sunrise in paradise is a must – we suggest taking an early morning drive to Point Udall to be the first in the US to see the sunrise from the easternmost tip of the United States, then hiking up Goat Hill to see St. Croix from a bird’s eye view. Starting your day early leaves plenty of time to hop on a boat charter over to our Buck Island National Park.

Choose a day to drive the gorgeous north shore coast winding up and around Scenic East making a stop at Cane Bay then continuing your drive west through the rainforest. West is picture perfect, pulled from a postcard with sandy beaches lined with coconut palms and crystal clear water. Pull up a chair, dive deep into a good book and wait for the sun to set! Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to see the green flash!

Understanding how our clients see themselves living on St. Croix is important to our process of helping them settle into their new island home. Many of our clients pop over for a long weekend, like Labor day, so we always like to start our conversations with “tell me about your ideal island lifestyle” and then curate an island experience and their real estate search from there.

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