Was it fishing, playing in the sand or relaxing in a deck chair?
Maybe it was something a little different such as browsing round steam engines or watching a live band in a shopping centre.
We have got reminders of them all in this collection of Echo archive photos from previous Bank Holidays.
Are you pictured? Can you spot someone you know? Take a look.
1. Let's torque about it
Were you pictured at the Extreme Torque show at Nissan in 2014?
Photo: Picture by Peter Berry
2. Face painting and steam engines at Herrington Country Park
The Bank Holiday Weekend Steam Event at Herrington Country Park got the thumbs up from Nicholas Bellengel, four, his sister Charlotte, two and their grandparents David and Angela in 2014.
Photo: Picture by David Allan
3. Flying back to 2010
Members of Sunderland and District Classic Vehicle Society prepare for their Bank Holiday show at the North East Aircraft Museum in 2010. Were you there?
4. Meeting the puppets in 1987
A mini puppet theatre at Seaburn in August 1987.
Photo: Sunderland Echo