Best Memorial Weekend Destinations

Memorial Day Weekend GetawayBegin the summer in a big way and honor military men and women who’ve fallen with a Memorial weekend getaway. Memorial Day is a national holiday, and as it’s always on the last Monday in May, many Americans enjoy a three-day weekend at the start of summer. Spend your three days off from work and school wisely and get away from home for a Seattle, Disney World, or perhaps Las Vegas vacation! Because you’ve only got three days to relax, it’s best to stay close to home and avoid spending lots of money and time on an airplane flight. Here’s a guide to the most popular Memorial Day destinations.


Patriotic Memorial Weekend Destinations

Memorial Day Weekend VacationsStay true to the holiday and make your Memorial Day vacation a patriotic one in 2009. New York City vacation rentals are your ticket to some of the nation’s most beloved Memorial Day events. A highlight is Fleet Week, commemorating the US Navy and Marines, where you can take a tour of a ship and watch sailors perform musical acts. Manhattan also hosts a Memorial Day Parade.

The monuments, cemeteries, and memorials of Washington, DC are always worth a visit, but Memorial Day’s especially suited for them. With a DC rental, you can look forward to special ceremonies and events like the National Memorial Day Parade, Arlington National Cemetery wreath-laying, and National Memorial Day Concert. 

If you’re all about the parades, book a downtown Chicago vacation rental so you can watch the Chicago Memorial Day Parade, one of America’s biggest.

For a unique Memorial Day experience, turn to Seattle condo rentals. The Emerald City comes alive every Memorial Day weekend with the Northwest Folklife Festival. Even though you’re in the US, you’ll experience other corners of the world at this much-anticipated festival, which showcases ethnic food, drink, dance, music, and crafts! Seattle's Uncommon Market is perfect for the shoppers in your group.

San Francisco continues to be one of the top Memorial Day destinations in the country. Maybe it’s so popular because of the beautiful weather or maybe it’s because of the wealth of events, like the Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade, Carnaval San Francisco (a celebration of Latin American culture), Music in Golden Gate Park, and the annual ceremonies held at the USS Hornet museum and USS Pampanito submarine.

Other notably patriotic Memorial Day vacation destinations include Philadelphia and Boston.

Kick Off the Summer with a Memorial Weekend Vacation

Memorial Day Weekend Vacations

Memorial Day isn’t the official start of summer, but to most people, it sure feels that way. So, why not find some fun in the sun and throw on some sandals and a bathing suit? Getting away to a beachy location is a great way to get in the mood for summer.

Hawaii condo rentals stand out from the rest; book a room with a view to die for and enjoy a Memorial Day weekend in paradise! If you prefer to stay close to home, Miami Beach homes, Hilton Head vacation rentals, and Myrtle Beach condo rentals are popular this time of year, too.

If you like your Memorial Day weekend filled with activity, follow the crowds to Las Vegas or Disneyland!

For folks who want to really get out of town on Memorial Day, but don’t have the bucks to travel too far from home, there are Montreal, Canada vacation home rentals. They're another common pick among Memorial Day vacationers and they’re easy to get to if you live in the Northeast.

If you think you've missed your chance to book a Memorial Day vacation, don't worry; finding last-minute vacation deals for the holiday is easier than you might think!

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