What to Expect This Labor Day


“Expect more people,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s top independent home insurance agency.

While Florida is always a popular travel destination, this year it ranks high for travelers flying according to a survey by travel itinerary app, TripIt. Popular spots for visitors include, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Meyers, Miami, Panama City and Key West. The Central Florida area dominates hotel reservations for Labor Day weekend.


Public beaches in Palm Beach will be closed for Labor Day weekend, opening back up Tuesday, September 8. County officials are hoping closing for the holiday weekend will prevent a “super-spreader” event. Islamorada public beaches are also closed through Labor Day.

Most Labor Day celebrations will continue despite warnings from top U.S. health officials Adm. Brett Giroir and Dr. Anthony Fauci that a safe Labor Day holiday will be vital for controlling COVID-19 spread this fall.

“People are clearly seeking a sun-filled vacation after months of quarantine and tedium,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s top independent home insurance agency.

If you are looking to avoid the crowds, Labor Day weekend you can ride a bike or float down a river, two activities that make social distancing easy. However, for those wanting to stay indoors, this weekend is an ideal time for our favorite quarantine pastime, online shopping.

Today.com, has scoured the internet for the biggest sales categories to find the best deals from retailers. Read their list below.

Furniture and Home Items-Walmart, Home Depot, Kirkland’s, Frontgate, Rugs USA, Rugs.com, Macy’s Overstock, Wayfair and Etsy

Mattresses-Leesa Sleep, Temper-Pedic, Bear Mattress, Avocado Mattress, Casper, Nectar Sleep, Helix Sleep, Birch Living, Zoma Sleep, Mattress Firm and Purple

Clothing and Accessories-Sunglasses Hut, REI, Anthropologie, Nike, Amazon, Kate Spade, Baublebar, Nordstrom, J. Crew, Dolce Vita, Old Navy, Macy’s, Express, Ted Baker and Shein

Appliances-Home Depot, Amazon, Lowes, Dyson and Wayfair

Outdoor Grills-Amazon, Home Depot, Overstock, Walmart and Lowes

Electronics-Apple, Amazon, HP, Microsoft and GoPro

Whatever activities you decide on this Labor Day, be sure to stay safe. To keep your valuables and home protected, check out home insurance from GreatFlorida Insurance.