Looking for a way to celebrate this long Labor Day weekend? Here are a couple of ways to squeeze in some last-minute fun before the unofficial end of the summer and how you can do it without breaking the bank.

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    Make It a Movie Weekend

    When you think about vacation, you probably think about relaxing, right? Well, what’s more relaxing than curling up on the couch with a big bowl of popcorn, shutting out the world for a couple of hours and catching up on all of the movies you’ve wanted to see but haven’t been able to? Oh, and if you've got a subscription to Netflix, the only thing you'll have to pay for is a box of popcorn! By the way, if you're looking for something to binge-watch on Netflix, I highly recommend "The Crown."

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    Head to the Beach

    Labor Day weekend is generally considered the last hurrah of the summer before fall starts and if you haven’t been able to get to the beach, this would be a great weekend to get there. Here's the thing though- you don't have to drive hours and hours to go to the beach We've got some great lakeside beaches right here in the Southern Tier.

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    Chill Out With Family

    Pretty soon, the weather will turn cold and the grills will be put away for a while (unless you're like my family who keeps our grill out year-round). Why not do it up big this weekend by gorging on hot dogs, hamburgers, and anything else your little heart desires? The best thing about inviting your family over for a big last summer BBQ bash is that you can ask everyone to bring something to eat or drink, which means way less work and cooking for you!

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    Do Nothing

    Before I became a mom, I loved the occasional day when I didn't have anything on my plate and I could stay in my pajamas and shuffle around the house doing nothing. If you’re planning a do-nothing day, I suggest shutting off your alarm and sleeping as long as your body lets you. Put down the phone, stay off the internet, and just relax. I know it sounds impossible (unless you have kids, obviously), but it's not and you won't believe how amazing you feel if you do!

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