Who cares if you haven’t shopped yet for the pencils, notebooks and glue sticks on your kids’ school-supply lists for the coming year?

Your top priority for the last weeks of August should be finding a quick getaway to send out the summer with a bang. Here are 8 locations around the U.S.—resorts that throw big three-day-weekend parties and cities that save their biggest summer celebrations for the end—to take your family for Labor Day weekend: