To many, Labor Day Weekend is seen as the last weekend to enjoy the summer. Many schools start the day after Labor Day, so this weekend is often the last chance for your whole family to take a long weekend to enjoy some summer fun. What better way to do this than a quick weekend getaway for this Rocky Point holiday? This fun beach town is just over the US-Mexico border and is less than a four-hour drive from both Phoenix and Tucson. This beach town offers a variety of fun for your whole family, from swimming in the ocean to snorkeling, jet skiing, and sunset cruises. The best way to celebrate Labor Day is by being outside, so here are some of the best ways to spend Labor Day Weekend in Rocky Point.
Take a Trip to the Beach
The weather is guaranteed to be nice, and this may be one of the last weekends to soak up the sun before you have to go back to school and work. Sandy Beach is one of the biggest beaches at Rocky Point. The beach gently slopes in the Sea of Cortez and the waters right off the beach are calm and shallow, making it ideal for swimming. If you get hungry or thirsty, there are vendors on the beach selling ice pops, drinks, and fresh mangos with chile and lime. This beach is close to many of the resorts, so it is easy to get to and there is plenty of room for you and your family to spread out and enjoy your day.
El Malecon was once the old port of Rocky Point but is now a popular spot for attractions, shopping, and restaurants. Over Labor Day Weekend there will be plenty of entertainment and locals playing live music. You will find local vendors selling everything from t-shirts and cigars to authentic Mexican pottery and silver jewelry. The area was recently renovated and there are now plenty of benches where you can sit and admire the views of the ocean.
Take a Sunset Cruise to Celebrate this Rocky Point Holiday
Rocky Point offers many options for sunset cruises. You can watch the sunset behind the Baja Mountains from the Sea of Cortez. Many of the cruises serve a variety of appetizers and alcoholic drinks, and at the end of the night there is a fireworks display which you can watch from the boat.
Take a Trip to Bird Island
There are many boats that will take you from Rocky Point to Bird Island. This trip takes all day, as the island is about 3 – 4 hours from Rocky Point. Most of the boats provide food and drinks with your ticket. Once you get to the island you can get out of the boat and snorkel around the island. While you can’t actually walk onto the island, the snorkeling around it is the best part of the trip. The waters surrounding the island are full of fish, dolphins, and sea lions, and the island is covered in all types of seabirds.
Rent an ATV
After a day at the beach, you may want to explore a different part of Rocky Point, and the best way to do this is on an ATV. Rocky Point is between the desert and the Sea of Cortez, so there are plenty of ATV trails in the desert. There are many places in town where you can rent ATVs and they will tell you the best places to ride.
If you are planning a vacation to celebrate this Rocky Point holiday during Labor Day Weekend, be sure to check out our vacation rentals. We offer beachfront vacation rentals in Rocky Point with access to pools and all the amenities you need for the perfect beach vacation. For more information on our Rocky Point rentals, please contact us.