Memorial Day is a big deal because it was set aside to remember everyone that has died serving in the American armed forces. For many people, having the day off from work is ahighlight all on its own, but what you do with that free time is equally as exciting.
If you're not on a beach or at a barbecue with friends, and something refreshing to drink in your hand I feel sorry for you. You might have neglected to make plans or simply don't know where to begin so, here are the hotspots you should know about.
Memorial day marks the end of spring, which means the summer temperatures are on the way. This may be your last chance to frolic in the Florida sun while it's still bearable. Miami is renowned for its neverending nightlife, but it hits a new level Memorial Day weekend.
What better way to spend the long weekend than in the nation's Capitol? The Capitol building hosts the National Memorial Day Concert. Attending the National Memorial Day Parade is another one of the many fun options you'll have.
This year Feet Week runs from May 20 to May 26. Spending the day watching military demonstrations and touring ships docked in Manhattan and Staten Island could be just the escape you need to kickoff the long weekend. You'll also have the chance to meet heroic men and women currently serving in the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.
You know the slogan, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Memorial Day weekend is no exception. If you're looking to party this desert oasis is the hotspot for you.
Each Memorial Day the Palm Springs Air Museum hosts the Flower Drop & Air Far in honor of those who fought in World War II. If you're the adventurous type Palm Spings is also considered one of the best places in America to go rock climbing.