Since 2022 hasn't been everyone's easiest year, we've gone out of our way to highlight the places where you may avoid the most annoying Labor Day Weekend crowds without spending a fortune.

Some of New England's best beaches, like Scarborough and Old Orchard Beach, are conveniently located near Portland. If you'd rather stay in town, Portland offers a booming culinary culture, an active arts community, and creative bursts all across Downtown.

Portland, Maine

Newport features several historic houses, beautiful beaches, sailing boats, and much more in a more laid-back yet opulent setting.

Newport, Rhode Island

John Brown led a rebel group to Harpers Ferry in October 1859 to free the region's slave people and fight back against those who upheld this horrible form of institutionalized racism.

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 

Try Delaware instead if you want a Mid-Atlantic beach getaway without the horrendous traffic of the Jersey Shore or Virginia Beach. There is never a dull moment here since there are so many lovely beach towns, like Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island, to discover.

The Delaware Coast 

Start your Savannah exploration at the renowned City Market, which is home to many of the area's hottest restaurants and galleries featuring up-and-coming local artists. From there, you can explore the city's famous pocket park squares, its centuries-old architecture, and the cool beaches of Tybee Island.

Savannah, Georgia

But given that Columbus and Cincinnati are just around 60 miles apart, this western Ohio hamlet is surprisingly accessible.

Yellow Springs, Ohio

There are four public beaches in Lake Geneva, plenty of boating options, a 26-mile shore path that rounds the lake, multiple historic mansions, seven top-notch golf courses, and the spectacular Lake Geneva Ziplines and Adventures complex.

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin