As the unofficial end of summer approaches, you might be planning for one last hurrah before the kids go back to school and before the crisp, fall air arrives. Labor Day Weekend in Orlando is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the last of the warm sun rays! Central Florida is a popular destination to visit for a Labor Day weekend getaway because it offers incredible family-friendly theme parks, fun outdoor activities, many restaurant options, resorts with luxury amenities, and special events.
During the long weekend, you can find local events happening in Orlando, Florida to keep the whole family entertained. And when you’re ready to settle down in your own quarters, you can find the best accommodations in Orlando at places such as the Westgate Town Center Resort.
Explore Local Events During Labor Day Weekend
Orlando, Florida is always a popular choice for Labor Day weekend because of everything it has to offer. If you are up for an adventure to explore weekend events in the city, we recommend visiting the theme parks, outside dining options, special events, and other outdoor attractions.
During your getaway, you can enjoy Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining, which allows you to try a three-course, fixed-priced dinner at the most popular restaurants in the area. For just $40 per person, you can enjoy a delicious meal to remember at one of their participating restaurants, including Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill and JALEO at Disney Springs. We also recommend checking out the incredible brunch restaurants located in Downtown Orlando and Winter Park, where you can enjoy delicious breakfast meals and cocktails like sangria and bottomless mimosas. Se7en Bites and @ The Diner are two great spots to start your bubbly adventures!
There is plenty to see if you want to explore local Labor Day weekend celebrations in Orlando. If you want an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature, we recommend visiting the beautiful Harry P. Leu Gardens. This 50-acre botanical garden in Downtown Orlando will offer free admission on Labor Day. Breathe in the fresh air and stroll through the gardens, discovering an array of temperate and tropical plants.
Raglan Road Irish Pub, located in Disney Springs, will be celebrating the 10th annual Great Irish Hooley 2022 during Labor Day weekend. Central Florida’s only Irish music festival will bring popular Irish bands to play live music. This free admission event will also showcase the Raglan Road Irish Dancers and their impressive footwork.
During the long weekend, you can also visit one of the iconic Orlando theme parks and explore their exciting special events. At SeaWorld Orlando, you can still catch their summer weekend event, Electric Ocean, where you join the party with world-class DJs for a family-friendly dance party. Another fun event you can catch is EPCOT’s International Food & Wine Festival, where you can taste the flavors around the world and enjoy live entertainment like Southern Avenue and Kris Allen & David Cook. And since the spooks start early in Central Florida, you can attend Halloween events like Walt Disney World’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights.
Enjoy a Low-Key Labor Day Weekend Orlando Getaway at the Westgate Town Center Resort
The Westgate Town Center Resort, located in Kissimmee, FL, offers the perfect blend of relaxation and fun with luxury family-friendly amenities. From an on-site water park with a lazy river to float around to thrilling amenities to get your blood pumping, you can find something for every mood.
The Shipwreck Island Water Park
With so much to do at the resort, you won’t find a need to leave (unless you want to, of course). But, the Westgate Town Center’s water park is the star of the show. With two levels of fun, the pirate-themed on-site water park is filled with aquatic activities for the whole family. At the upper level, you will find a lazy river where you can grab a float and relax while exploring caves and splash zones along the way. Other fun water activities you can find on the top level include the Black Beard’s Pirate Ship, a pirate ship playground with water fountains and water slides, the Cannon Ball Falls, where you can grab a partner and duel down the two enclosed tube slides, and the Pirate’s Plunge Drop Slide, which will have you slide down the waters below. On the lower level, you will find Paradise Cove, which features wading pools and slides for the little ones, the Jolly Roger’s Galley, and Sea Dog’s Bar to grab a bite to eat or cold refreshment.
The fun doesn’t stop there. At the Westgate Town Center Resort, you will also find other fun amenities like 14 pools and hot tubs to choose from, bicycle rentals to ride around the resort, and a Jurassic-themed round of mini-golf. You can also get your blood pumping with a game of tennis or basketball on the on-site tennis and basketball courts. Don’t forget to swing by the lakeside dock & marina, where you can ride one of the iconic swan paddle boat rentals.
From the moment you check-in, you will have access to everything you need, including on-site dining options. During your getaway, you will have access to exquisite restaurants like the new Los Amigos Mexican Grill & Tequila Bar. This restaurant offers an energetic atmosphere and serves authentic Mexican cuisine made with locally-sourced, fresh ingredients made with contemporary techniques. If you are looking for authentic Italian dining, we recommend visiting Villa Italiano Chophouse. This on-site restaurant features house-made family recipes, including Bone-In Ribeye Florentine and Pan Seared Salmon Balsamico.
Other great restaurants you will have access to include Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, Cordovano Joe’s Authentic New York Style Pizza, and Sid’s Bistro. If you want to grab groceries to cook in your villa during the long weekend, stop by Joe’s Marketplace & Deli. They offer a variety of snacks, dairy products, made-to-order deli sandwiches, and a large selection of drinks, including Starbucks coffee.
Celebrate the unofficial end of the summer with a BestVacationDealz Orlando vacation package! BestVacationDealz offers affordable family vacation packages to enjoy events like the Labor Day weekend celebration in sunny Orlando. So, before you pack away your grilling tools and start welcoming fall, celebrate the last of the summer heat in sunny Orlando.