Top Memorial Day Weekend Getaway Ideas

Many people enjoy spending their Memorial Day weekend by having cookouts with friends and family while enjoying the nice weather and the start of summer.  Celebrations like these are always a lot of fun and are great if you want to have a low-key and relaxing three-day weekend. If you are looking to be a little more adventurous, a Memorial Day weekend getaway could be the perfect way to get your summer going.  The hardest part about planning a weekend getaway can be picking the perfect destination. Whether you want a relaxing weekend or are looking for more of a party, The Parking Spot has great recommendations for you. Check out this list of great Memorial Day vacation ideas: Palm Springs, California If you are looking for a relaxing weekend getaway, there may not be a better option than Palm Springs. Palm Springs is beautiful year-round, making it almost a guarantee that your weather will be perfect.  The city has plenty of resorts, so you won’t have any trouble finding a pool or spa to unwind at.  Palm Springs also has no shortage of art galleries, golf courses and restaurants.  You can also go hiking at nearby Joshua Tree National Park. Washington, D.C. There aren’t many cities in the United States that are better tourist destinations than our nation’s capital.  If you are looking to celebrate Memorial Day and honor those who have given their lives for our country, there’s not a better place to do so than at Arlington National Cemetery.  The National Memorial Day Parade takes place at 2pm on Memorial Day around the National Mall, and there is also the National Memorial Day Concert on Sunday, May 25, starting at 8pm.  The Smithsonian, Washington Monument, Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials are just a few of the many other sites that offer unique experiences for tourists. Las Vegas, Nevada If you want to start your summer off with a party, there isn’t a much better place to do so than in Las Vegas.  Memorial Day weekend is one of Sin City’s busiest weekends of the year and with the warm weather, it’s easy to understand why.  Vegas has just about anything you could ask for.  Whether you want to golf, gamble, go to a spa, party, relax, see a show, or even ride a roller coaster, Vegas has it. Charleston, South Carolina This southern city has retained much of its historic culture with horse-drawn carriages, gardens and lovely attractions.  There are multiple Civil War sites in the city and surrounding areas that make for fantastic spots during Memorial Day weekend.  The Citadel, a military college, puts on full-dress parades on Friday afternoon that are free and open to the public.  Memorial Day also acts as the kick off for the Spoleto Festival.  The festival lasts for 17 days and bringsdance, opera, jazz and symphonic music from all over the world to Charleston theater. Make some lasting memories this year and start planning a Memorial Day vacation now.  The summer is just beginning and what better way to kick it off than with a weekend getaway?
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