10 Alternative Labor Day Destinations

Roadtrippers.com reveals the most popular non-traditional road trips

Redwood National Park

With millions of Americans expected to hit the road for Labor Day weekend, Roadtrippers.com reveals its list of 10 alternative Labor Day destinations.

AAA Travel projects that 33 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, with 85 percent traveling by car.

The free, web-based app’s top 10 list only features national parks, what Roadtrippers.com calls "hidden gems," with Crater Lake National Park in Washington taking the top spot.

"Roadtrippers contains thousands upon thousands of little-known and must-see places," said Tatiana Parent, Roadtrippers co-founder. "From quirky road-side art and abandoned fairgrounds to the country’s best independent restaurants. Essentially, Roadtrippers allows the alternative thinker to plan a journey based around sights and attractions that they probably didn’t know existed."

Roadtrippers 10 Alternative Labor Day Destinations

Destination State
10. Everglades National Park Florida
9. Acadia National Park Maine
8. Carlsbad Caverns National Park New Mexico
7. Great Sand Dunes, National Park in Mosca Colorado
6. Redwood National Park California
5. Glacier National Park Montana
4. Shenandoah National Park Virginia
3. Cuyahoga Valley National Park Ohio
2. Arches National Park Utah
1. Crater Lake National Park Oregon

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.