Long weekends, such as Labor Day, sneak up on your fast. Between work and summer travel, it can leave you with little time to make much of a plan — so we’re here to help.

But first, what is Labor Day weekend? The holiday has been around since 1894, and was created in order to celebrate the production and progress workers in America have contributed to the country. Since its inauguration, the country has celebrated with parades, picnics, fireworks and more.

First and foremost, you may want to organize any plans around your local fireworks display. Each and every year, the fireworks show lights the sky above Boston, starting around 8:30pm. The best places to watch are from the shore, including Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park (100 Atlantic Ave.), Long Wharf (66 Long Wharf) and the Downtown Waterfront.

Labor Day weekend also marks the close of summer — and that means it’s also the last weekend for the Swan Boats, Boston’s famous gentle, 15-minute ride around the pond in Boston’s Public Garden.

If you’re in the city with kids, the Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience is gracing Franklin Park Zoo. The zoo is lit with more than 55 incredible displays of beautifully crafted lanterns spanning 72 acres, making it fun for children and adults alike.

For those who want to head out of the city, check out the Bread and Roses Heritage Festival in Lawrence, Massachusetts on Monday, September 4. It’s a free festival with puppet shows, live music and plenty more family activities celebrating the city’s cultural diversity. There are plenty of other fairs across New England as well, from Gloucester Schooner Festival and Amesbury’s Country Fair to Renaissance Faires in Carver and Lebanon, Connecticut.

No matter how you plan to spend your Labor Day Weekend, we’re here to get you to wherever you need to go. Contact us now to book your next adventure.