09/02/2010 03:34 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

LA Labor Day Weekend Getaways: Vegas, Tahoe, And San Diego

Labor Day doesn't have to mean flipping hamburgers and hot dogs around the backyard grill. You could be viewing fireworks over Lake Tahoe or chilling at a Minus 5 Ice Lounge in Las Vegas to put a little party punch into the holiday weekend. Here are some places to add to your list:

> Lake Tahoe: Fireworks after the Fourth of July? Absolutely, especially on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, where the dazzling over-the-lake show will begin at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. You can watch the show from a blanket at El Dorado or Regan beaches in South Lake Tahoe or take a special evening cruise aboard the Tahoe Queen [(800) 238-2463] to watch the fireworks while enjoying a four-course meal for $125 per person.