Labor Day travel round-up

The Labor Day holiday is this coming weekend in North America, and if you’ve already made plans then I commend you.

I’m just trying to figure out what’s for dinner tonight and when I’m going to get out today and pick up some more cat food.

Still, for the last-minute planners among us, here are a few ideas:

**   Are you a golf enthusiast and anywhere near Boston?  There are family programs and kid viewing areas associated with the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament at TPC Boston, part of the first-ever PGA Tour playoff.  Children 15 and younger receive free grounds admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult.  My own 7 year-old son enjoyed a golf day camp at our local Forest Creek course this past summer; I’m waiting for the big money payoff if he turns pro. 🙂

**   In San Francisco, hurry and check out the Marvel of Manga exhibit at the Asian Art Museum, before it closes on September 9th.  Don’t forget to gaze at the Golden Gate Bridge with the Silent I.

**   Kids like Japanese anime?  AnimeFest runs all Labor Day weekend in Dallas TX.

**   New York City’s Mommy Poppins says to get the heck out of town and take the kids to a New York county or state fair

**   In the Texas hill country vineyards (yes, there is such a thing) there’s the family-friendly Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival at Fall Creek Vineyards, near Lake Buchanan. 

**   If you live in the Southeastern US (Virginia, North & South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky) check out the’s guide to Labor Day weekend in the Southeast.

**   The DC Traveler blog has the details on Saturday’s Planet Arlington World Music Festival.

**   If you’re thinking of a road trip, the new bloggers at Kango scoured the Web for their top 5 blog posts and sites about car games for kids. 

**   Check out the searchable calendars at GoCityKids for more ideas (not all cities are covered.)

**   One of my favorite travel blogs, Gadling, has a post with suggestions for Labor Day outings

Now that I’m inspired to do something with the family this Labor Day weekend, I’m off to get that cat food.

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