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Who doesn’t love an extra-long weekend, plenty of food and drinks, and one last chance to wear white? Labor Day weekend is summer’s last farewell. Before you slip into the routine of school pick-up and sporting meets, pay a final tribute to the season with a weekend vacation in New Smyrna Beach. From private homes on the beach to condos with oceanfront views, our NSB vacation rentals create lasting memories to get you through the chilly season. We’ve listed our top 5 tips to maximize your Labor Day vacation. Even if you annually spend the holiday in New Smyrna Beach, these easy tricks will make your upcoming trip seamless.

Book Your Labor Day Vacation Rental Early

As they say, “the early bird gets the worm”!  If you’re hunting for the best rate, book your NSB Labor Day weekend in advance when demand is low. Prices go up closer to time when Labor Day weekend is top of mind and growing in popularity. We recommend securing your holiday vacation rental no later than early August for the best rate. Sticking to a budget? Save the extra cash for beachy excursions, and book a condo in Oceanwalk. While these condos are the most economical, they provide guests resort-like amenities and a convenient location across the street from the no-drive beach. If you’ve stayed with us before, mention our return guest discount, and you’ll have secured the lowest Labor Day rate.

Save Money, Skip the Car Rental

It’s just a weekend anyway! If you’re flying in from out of town, we recommend skipping the car rental and booking a condo or home that’s walking distance to your favorite places. New Smyrna Beach is a small town with its attractions centered in just several areas. As you’re only spending a few days here, it’s easier to take a taxi or Uber to your getaway and spend the weekend biking and walking. Those that love to frequent Flagler Avenue should stay in either Oceania Plaza, Golden Arms, or Coronado Towers. These three complexes are closest to the fun, and best of all, you can walk the beach to get there.

Don’t Pack Beach Gear. Rent It!

The magic of a long weekend getaway is that it’s easy. Unlike longer stays, quick trips are a cinch to pack for as all that’s needed is a duffel bag. Instead of hauling beach chairs, coolers, umbrellas, and more, rent equipment instead and have it delivered to your door. Sandy Andy is a local NSB company that offers a variety of beach rental packages. From beach cruisers to gazebos, you can have an entire Labor Day weekend set-up delivered/picked up for a reasonable price. If you’re seeking a luxurious, all-inclusive package, we recommend using Beachfront Bellhop. Their packages include full set-up and tear down, fresh beach towels, cooler + ice, snacks, beach toys, a professional photo of your group, and more! All you’ll need to bring is sunscreen. View Beachfront Bellhop’s packages here.

Order Take-Out from NSB Restaurants

Labor Day barbeques are a fun tradition until you’re waiting in line just to use the complex grill. Most residents and guests center their holiday plans around an evening cookout, which means the few complex grills will most likely be taken. Don’t jeopardize your Labor Day dinner waiting in line when you can easily order take-out from a local New Smyrna Beach restaurant. If you’re craving BBQ, we recommend ordering from Sundown Smokehouse which is infamous for its pulled pork sliders and beef brisket. Seafood fans can pick up their favorite dishes from Ocean’s Seafood or Boston’s Fish House. Once you’ve picked up (or ordered delivery!), you can set up your holiday feast in either the dining room or on the furnished balcony.

Stay a Day Later to Beat Traffic

By 5 o’clock on Labor Day evening, everyone’s packed their bags, in the car, and on the road back home. There’s no need to undo days-worth of relaxation with bumper-to-bumper traffic. Gift yourself a bonus night in NSB and leave Tuesday morning instead. The roads will be clear, and you won’t be sad leaving knowing that you snuck in a little extra beach time. Extending your stay is easy; just email or call us to check if your vacation rental is available the next day.

With these 5 vacation tips on hand, your future Labor Day weekend is destined to be the best one yet. Don’t wait to secure your summer holiday stay (remember Tip #1!), now is the time to book. You can browse our inventory of 300+ vacation condos and homes online, or call 386.478.7863 for vacation planning assistance.