Fall officially begins on September 23rd, but we all know that the unofficial end of summer is Labor Day Weekend. For those who get to take Monday off in observance of the federal holiday, it is the last chance to enjoy a short vacation and say goodbye to the beach. Our Throwback Thursday image is of hundreds of people enjoying Nantasket Beach in the early 1900s.
Spending summers at the shore is, for many people, a tradition. When the Labor Day weekend sneaks up on us, we tend to lament and think about how we enjoyed the last few months. Our plans to take a vacation day from work and dip our toes in the sand suddenly vanish.
The end of summer also means that the summer businesses that depend on tourism dollars will also see a lack of patronage. For some businesses, the end of summer tourism means it’s time for them to close until next summer. For the businesses that stay open year round, summer vacation dollars help pay for their operating costs.
Are you a business owner in a summer town? Tell us about your business and why you love your summer customers.