Tips for Tampa Bay residents to stay safe, save money this Labor Day

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Labor Day often indicates the quintessential end of summer. It’s a time where folks in some community’s hang up the bikinis for the boots. However, this isn’t necessarily the case for beaches in Tampa Bay. The welcome signs are open and tourists are greeted all year long. Summer fun continues with many things to see and do.

Labor Day 2015: The American Automobile Association (AAA), predicts 35 million people are expected to hit the road this Labor Day. The long three-day weekend is the perfect time to head to a favorite Florida beach hotel to kick back and unwind.  Labor Day became an officially recognized American Holiday in 1894 and according the U.S, Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 157 million Americans working over the age of 16.

To help celebrate the holiday, one local beach staple, the Beachview Hotel, reminds visitors of key tips for a great holiday:

  • Be aware of rip currents and signs at the beach. Beaches will post important signage. Whether you’re a frequent visiting local or an out-of-towner, the point is to pay attention to what is going on with the condition of the water.
  • To save funds on food costs, ensure your hotel has a mini-fridge. Stock up and store your favorite snacks that are sometimes costly if purchased on-site or in local stores.
  • Bring your own beach play-time supplies. Renting a boogie-board, snorkel or other supplies can add up. Bringing your own can ensure longer play time and be easier on wallets.
  • Whenever possible pay with a credit card.
  • Don’t share information about travel plans on social media. Many burglars watch for vacant homes by reading your posts. Share your photos online only after your trip is over.
  • Keep track of your laptop or other devices at crowded airports. Have tracking software installed on your devices just in case they turn up missing.

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