Labor Day

Best Times To Travel over Labor Day Weekend

With more than 34.1 million Americans expected to travel for the holiday, including 460,000 from the Philadelphia area, knowing when to leave can make a big difference. The largest share of travelers expect to head out on Friday, according to AAA, which found 46 percent expect to travel then.

In terms of coming home, AAA found that 43 percent of travelers plan to return on Monday. If you want to avoid the return home traffic, Sunday might be your best bet, because the study also found that 85 percent of travelers expect to return home on Monday or later. The top five activities for Labor Day travelers are:

  • Dining Out: 69%
  • Shopping: 54%
  • Visit the beach/waterfront: 53%
  • Touring/Sightseeing: 53%
  • Visit friends/relatives: 46%

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Memorial Day Events in Chester County

Chadds Ford Winery | May 24 -27, 2013

Chadds Ford kicks off the summer music season with a four-day music-listening, wine-tasting, cocktail-sipping, barbecuing extravaganza! Local caterers will provide food for purchase, and guests are also invited to pack a picnic, then enjoy frozen wine slushies, fun wine cocktails and more – all while great local musicians perform. For more information click here.

Longwood Gardens Fireworks and Fountains | May 25, 2013 American_Flag_2

Spectacular show set to music that is sure to be absolutely breathtaking. Special ticket required and should be purchased in advance. For ticket purchases and further information click here.

Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show | May 25-27, 2013

Outstanding antiques from across the nation are featured at the Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show. This event, hosted by the Museum Volunteers, presents a variety of American and English furniture, glass, metalware, ceramics, folk art, quilts, Oriental and European porcelain, rugs and other fine collectibles. Proceeds support the Museum Volunteers’ Art Purchase Fund. $15 Admission fee includes museum admission.

Barns-Brinton House Opens Weekends | May 25-27, 2013 

Open summer weekends, from 1pm till 5pm, through Labor Day Sunday. A day of educational activities geared to all ages. Weekend tours available all summer long, for more information click here.

John Chad’s House Opens | May 27, 2013

Open summer weekends, 1 – 5 pm, through Labor Day Sunday. A day of educational activities geared to all ages including baking and papermaking demonstrations and more. Weekend tours all summmer.

 

Labor Day is right around the corner!

With Labor Day right around the corner, I thought I would give some safety tips to keep in mind that will help protect you and your family/guests from any accidents. It is also a great time of year to review your Homeowners policy, if you have any questions or are looking for a free Pennsylvania Homeowners insurance quote contact a Kimberley Vassal Insurance agent today! http://www.kimberleyvassal.com

  1. Stay Hydrated: With all the Labor Day activities to participate in, it can be easy to forget to stay hydrated.
  2. Wear Sunscreen: Just because summer is winding down doesn’t mean that the risk of sunburns is any less. Make sure to load up on sunscreen before leaving the house and pack a couple bottles to take with you to your Labor Day activities.
  3. Keep Track of Little Ones: Popular Labor Day locations such as parades, beaches and parks can become very crowded and it can be easy to lose track of younger children. Make sure that all adults are aware of who is responsible for watching the kids, designate a meeting spot if anyone gets separated, and implement the buddy system if you are traveling with more than one child.
  4. Travel with a First Aid Kit: Scraped knees, bee stings, and blisters are common health hazards of Labor Day festivities. Make sure to travel with a fully stocked first aid kit.
  5. Food Safety: Whether it is in the backyard or on the beach: grilling is a Labor Day food tradition. During all of the celebration and fun, make sure that you pay attention to proper food preparation. Make sure that foods with a dairy base, such as potato salad, are kept cold and that all meats are cooked thoroughly.