Even if you can't get away for all of Labor Day weekend, there's plenty of time for an adventure, and it's only a road-trip away: shopping and skydiving, Route 66 and riversports, waterpark excitement and an arcade of 1980s kids' dreams: $5 for unlimited play.

All of these highlights and more can be found in the following day trips and short road trips listed here, which include new experiences and old classics.