Weather Trends: Labor Day Hurricane-Free Beaches

Hurricane season is in full swing, and thoughts of high winds and torrential downpours may have you re-considering your Labor Day weekend plans. We checked in with the meteorologists at weathertrends360 – experts in long-term forecasting – to get the forecast for the holiday. To be fairly sure that a storm won’t ruin your vacation, pack up the car and head to one of these beaches, all of which have a low-risk for a strong summer storm over the holiday.

1. The Jersey Shore

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This Labor Day, show your support for New Jersey’s beloved coastline with a trip to one of the best Jersey Shore beaches. The area may have been devastated by Hurricane Sandy, but shore residents and businesses have proved that they’re “Jersey Strong,” and have rapidly rebuilt in time for the summer season. So do yourself (and the local businesses) a favor and book a stay in one of the Jersey Shore’s beach towns – the weather will be beautiful!

2. Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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East Coast vacationers should make the trek across the Sagamore (or Bourne!) Bridge this Labor Day weekend and hit the picturesque beaches of “The Cape.” In your downtime, go antiquing in Sandwich, visit the Chatham candy store, peruse the art galleries (or have a few oysters at the Beachcomber) in Wellfleet. The Cape also has plenty of activities for the kids – you wont have to drive far to find a mini-golf course.

3. San Diego, California

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Meet Shamu at Sea World San Diego, wander through the adobe buildings in Old Town and visit Coronado, the “Crown City” of California and home to one of our Top 10 US Beaches.

4. Venice Beach, California

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 For a totally different beach vacation, make your way to Venice Beach and stroll down Ocean Front Walk – a veritable street circus. Travel Channel’s beach expert, Marianela Pereyra shares her favorite spot in Venice Beach and revels in the weirdness.

5. Chicago

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Dry weather over Labor Day weekend will make for a great trip to the lake shores in Chicago. For family-friendly fun head north to Fullerton Beach, located close to Lincoln Park Zoo. Or, stay downtown and spread out your towel on Oak Street Beach – its proximity to ritzy Michigan Avenue makes for some great people-watching. If you’re all beached out, Chicago has no shortage of fun outdoor activities – check out our picks for things to do on Lake Shore Drive for some ideas!
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