Labor Day has come and gone, and we return to work and school with a renewed outlook. Yes, we may look wistfully at the old beach pics on our timeline. But, it’s still nice outside, and we are determined to maximize the hours of daylight.
What’s more, we can benefit from an injection of new ideas and inspiration, as we work to hit outstanding goals before the end of the year.
Luckily, the travel universe is primed to deliver with creative, educational, and cultural events to get you back in the rhythm.
Have you been intrigued by that local museum but never pulled the trigger on a visit? Well, Smithsonian Magazine is giving the nudge you need to satisfy your endless curiosity. Guests are being granted free entry at participating museums and cultural institutions around the country. Just search by zip code to find offerings in your area. Admission: FREE
Did you know that Thomas Jefferson was an advocate of plant experimentation and sustainable agriculture? Visit Jefferson’s Virginia home Monticello for the Heritage Harvest Festival and celebrate his legacy and slaves’ contributions to American cuisine, while learning the importance of local food, sustainability, and the preservation of heritage plants. Admission: $26.95 adult, $10 child ages 5-11
The Boston Globe, Harvard University, MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have joined forces to present a unique experience to foster new ideas and build a better future. Join fellow attendees in Boston for 3 days of engaging speakers, workshops, parties, and more. Hear from innovative leaders in the fields of art, science, and technology. Admission: $10-$250 3-day passes
Expand your horizons at this showcase of the educational, cultural, and financial impact of science in the state of Maryland. The festival engages a wide range of public audiences through hands-on activities, talks, lab tours, nature experiences, performances, and more. Search the event list for options up your alley. Admission: Many events FREE
Philly knows innovation and is ready to showcase it at the B. PHL Innovation Festival. Join thought leaders at venues around the city for three jam-packed days of workshops and exhibits focused on arts and culture, science, business, social impact, health care, and more. Admission: $250
Fast Company will convene thousands of makers and innovators from across the globe—exceptional leaders and doers shaping the future—for five days of inspired conversation, purposeful networking, and meaningful takeaways. The Festival will encourage attendees to forge strong connections inside communities and cultures, around products and experiences, and among one another. Admission: $249-$399
The Tampa Bay Times book editor and marketing department curates a gathering of readers and authors. The event will feature over 40 authors, Q&A sessions, an outdoor book market, food trucks, and exhibits on the beautiful USF St. Petersburg Campus. Admission: FREE