Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner, have you decided what you will be doing?  If not, here are 5 ideas on how to spend your long weekend. 

1. Beach Bound - Sarasota has many beautiful beaches including the infamous Siesta Key Beach.  Grab your friends and family, pack a cooler, some towels, and of course some sunscreen. Enjoy a day or three of surf, sun, and sand!

2. Cinematic Celebration - When is the last time you were able to enjoy a movie at the theater?  Labor Day Weekend is a perfect opportunity to travel to Downtown Sarasota and enjoy a flick at the Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20.  We recommend catching the critically acclaimed movie Chef starring Jon Favreau which is set to return to theaters over Labor Day Weekend if you missed it the first time around.

3. Mosey Down to Mote - Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is the perfect destination to bring the family over the holiday weekend.  The kids will get a kick out of the numerous exhibits Mote has to offer.  One of our favorites is Moonshine the Dolphin!

4. You Deserve It - You work very hard and deserve a little pampering and relaxation!  The Ritz Carlton Sarasota boasts a state of the art spa with every amenity imaginable.  Our favorite is the Ritz Carlton Signature Massage which is a combination of both Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage!

5. Backyard Barbeque - Sometimes when you get a few extra days off nothing beats firing up the grill, inviting over some neighbors, and unleashing your inner grill master!

Need some grilling ideas?  Swing by the Sarasota Farmers Market on Saturday and stop at Kinsey's Produce to pickup some fresh veggies and try Chef Nils' delicious recipe for Grilled Vegetable Napoleon.

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Whatever adventure you decide to embark on this labor day weekend, remember to enjoy yourself.  You work very hard all year, so take the weekend and cherish your time with friends and family!  And of course, if your Labor Day Weekend plans just so happen to have you in the area of Downtown Sarasota, make sure you swing by Duval's for some Fresh. Local. Seafood!  In honor of Labor Day, Duval's will be offering $5 burger specials and buy one get the 2nd one half off on EVERYTHING all weekend long!