Union Wharf residents, you may be wondering why Monday, September 6, is a day off work. Labor Day is a national holiday celebrating the contributions and achievements of American workers. During the Industrial Revolution, the average American was working 12 hour days. Ever since then, September 6th has been dedicated for rest and fun for all our hard-working citizens.
There are many fun ways to celebrate and enjoy this long, holiday weekend, all not too far from your home at Union Wharf.
Wine Lovers, check this out!
Thought to be one of the first Americans to experiment with winemaking, Thomas Jefferson and his home, Charlottesville, is a great place to spend Labor Day Weekend. There are about 40 (yes, 40!) wineries within a 25 miles radius of Charlottesville. At Afton Mountain Vineyards, you can spend the night after a long day of beautiful views, delectable wine, and scrumptious foods. About 3.5 hours from your home, dabble in different museums and history, shopping, golfing and hiking, and much much more in Charlottesville.
Beer Lovers, look no further!
Lancaster, Pennsylvania is more than just farms! The Lancaster County Ales Trail gives you and your friends the chance to sample and taste beers, ales and delicious foods. Black Forest Brewery, Bube’s Brewery, and Lancaster Brewing Company are just a few of the places you can try! Head to the Tanger Outlets for the Labor Day Block Party and Food Truck Festival or spend a few hours at the Art Festival. Lancaster, just a short 1.5 hours away, does not lack fun on Labor Day Weekend.
Outdoor Lovers, head here!
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia is made for history and adventure lovers! Harpers Ferry is home to National Historic Park with 22 miles of trails, biking through the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and River Riders. River Riders has everything you can imagine- kayaking, tubing, white water rafting, ziplining and paddleboarding.
Boating Enthusiasts, St. Michael’s is the place for you!
As one of the top 10 best small coastal towns in the US, St. Michael’s, Maryland is a MUST this Labor Day Weekend. About 80 miles away, there are countless places to boat and fish. There are also different cruises, like the Patriot Narrated Historical Cruise or the Patriot Boat Cruise, if you want to sit back and relax. Check out the Selina II Sailing Charter for a more intimate outing on the water.
If you want to party and take on the town this Labor Day Weekend, go nowhere other than the one and only Ocean City Maryland (OCMD). With plenty of places to eat, drink, and be merry, Ocean City (only 3 hours away) has it all. If you want to lay low, take the weekend to relax and rejuvenate, Bethany Beach is the place for you. This quiet beach town is home to gorgeous sunsets, soothing waves, and local eateries.
Chocoholics, explore here!
Hershey, Pennsylvania, is about 1.5-2 hours away and has the sweetest chocolate, resorts, and restaurants you could imagine. Hit the rides and water parks before the weather gets too cold or plan a getaway at a resort with pools and golf courses. The Chocolatier has a menu involving Hershey Chocolates galore! From tasty treats to delicious drinks, like White Lightning Racer and Peanut Butter Colada, your taste buds will be more than satisfied in Hershey!
Happy Labor Day
Union Wharf is so close to many different places that satisfy all your interests and loves. Places to party, places to relax, places to explore, all within 3 hours of your home in Baltimore. However you choose to spend it, we hope you have a very happy Labor Day.