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Top Destinations for Memorial Day Weekend

Top Memorial Day Destinations

 

unofficially marks the start of summer and is one of the most popular weekends for all types of travel. As we ease out of travel restrictions due to the pandemic, more than 37 million Americans are projected to travel this Memorial Day weekend. We advise to lock in your vacation plans early. Here are the top six most desired destinations for this year.

Information credit to: Trips to Discover

01. Miami, Florida

 

Miami, Florida

During Memorial Day Weekend, there are typically fewer crowds and discounted rates for hotels and resorts in Miami. From the many outdoor activities to fun festivals, there are endless things to do and ways to take advantage of the long weekend in Miami. Take a cruise around the Biscayne Bay or take a trip down to Key West. Whatever you decide to do in Miami, you are sure to have an exciting and eventful weekend.

02. Cape Cod, Massachusetts

 

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Full of calming scenery, Cape Cod is one of New England’s premier beach destinations. Easily accessible from many east coast cities, Cape Cod is a great destination to spend Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy your time outdoors with miles and miles of bike trails or well-protected nature preservations. Venture on over to Provincetown to check out the local boutiques and restaurants.

03. Phoenix, Arizona

 

Phoenix, Arizona

Rising summer temperatures mean low hotel and resort rates in Phoenix, Arizona. Make the most of your time in the desert by visiting the Desert Botanical Garden, go on a bike ride, or a guided hiking tour. Capture the amazing desert views from a hot air balloon. Cool off at one of Phoenix’s many relaxing resort pools and leave Memorial Day Weekend feeling pampered and refreshed.

04. Palm Springs, California

 

Palm Springs, California

Nonstop sunshine, endless number of acclaimed eateries, and fun vintage shops, Palm Springs, California is an excellent vacation destination all year round. This Memorial Day, spend the long weekend in one of Palm Springs’ unique and unforgettable desert resorts. Accommodations range anywhere between a hot mineral water spa hotel to a fabulous vacation home rental. Soak in the outdoors with a yoga retreat or immerse yourself in the art and culture that is home to Palm Springs.

05. Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina is known for its bountiful Memorial Day celebrations. The Spoleto Festival is a two-week performing arts festival with performances of opera, theater, jazz, symphonies, choruses, and visual arts. Charleston is also home to impressively preserved historical architecture. Art and music lovers who want to enjoy famous southern hospitality should venture over to Charleston for their Memorial Day Weekend vacation.

06. Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe, California

Lake Tahoe, California is a great destination to escape to all year-round. Snow-covered mountains perfect for ski trips in the winter and beautiful warm weather perfect for boating during the summer, Lake Tahoe has it all. Perfect for an outdoors vacation, Lake Tahoe is full of beautiful historic landmarks like Vikingsholm Castle and Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. Choose to go on a scenic hike in Sugar Pine Point State Park or relax at one of Tahoe’s all-inclusive resorts for Memorial Day Weekend.

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Things to Do on the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July calls for friends, family, barbeques, and of course, fireworks. As we start to transition back to normal life after spending more than a year indoors, people are becoming more eager to celebrate holidays the way they did pre-pandemic. This Independence Day marks the beginning of summer celebrations with friends and family. 

Whether you plan on celebrating locally or taking a trip to California, we put together a complete guide to make your Fourth of July celebration memorable. From exclusive cruises to spectacular fireworks shows, California has numerous events and activities to enjoy on the Fourth of July. Looking for other special destinations this Fourth of July? Contact our charter department and they will gladly arrange any accommodations you may need.

SAN DIEGO

With five-star hotels and amazing beaches, San Diego is a great destination to spend the Fourth of July. Hosting various events, there is something to do on the Fourth of July for everyone. Here is a roundup of the best places to enjoy fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July in San Diego:

  • SeaWorld San Diego – Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular – Starting at 9:30pm, SeaWorld San Diego will put on a special fireworks show for the Fourth of July. View for free from Mission Bay Park, or spend the day at the park and end the night with a fantastic fireworks display. 
  • LEGOLAND California – Red, White & BOOM! – The only fireworks display that magically transforms into bursts of LEGO bricks. View for free from some of the local businesses or spend the day at the amusement park with the family.
  • San Diego’s Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show – View one of the largest fireworks displays in California from a location of your choice. The show starts at 9pm, so sail your private boat out on the bay during the firework show for an exclusive and up close experience. Enjoy the show displayed from four barges on San Diego Bay. 
  • San Diego County Fair Fourth of July Celebration – Located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the best view of the fireworks display will be from the West Avenue and West Gate area. Keep in mind that viewing is limited because the fair is open by reservation only and there will be no seating at the Grandstand area.
  • La Jolla Fireworks – A local favorite – the annual fireworks show in La Jolla has been a beloved attraction for over 25 years. The best view is from Ellen Browning Scripps Park overlooking the La Jolla Cove. Arrive early to claim your parking spot or spend the day at the beach or nearby parks to ensure you get the closest view. 

SAN FRANCISCO

Charter a private jet to San Francisco and enjoy one of the largest fireworks displays in the country with unmatched views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Two sets of synchronized firework displays ensures you get the best view no matter your location. Get even closer to the action with a cruise on the bay. There are numerous cruise options to choose from that depart from Fisherman’s Wharf. Enjoy other summertime attractions in SF like an Oakland A’s baseball game or a free concert at Stern Grove Park.

LAKE TAHOE

Escape the city with a vacation to Lake Tahoe for the 4th of July. With sandy beaches, water activities, all-day barbecues, and more, it is no surprise Lake Tahoe is a popular attraction on the Fourth of July. Bring your boat out on the lake and enjoy Lights on the Lake. Lake Tahoe hosts the largest synchronized fireworks display in the western United States. Looking for something romantic to do on the Fourth of July? Several restaurants on the lake have exclusive tables open for reservation with special arrangements to view and dine during the show.

LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles has endless fun for your Fourth of July weekend. Attend a concert at the Hollywood Bowl for a summer concert series or enjoy some great views while watching a rooftop movie. Marina del Rey’s 4th of July Fireworks Show starts at 9pm and can be seen from virtually anywhere in Marina del Rey, Venice Pier, Playa Vista, and Dockweiler Beach. Hop on a city cruise, or charter a private yacht to get the ultimate close-up view. One of the biggest fireworks shows in Southern California can be found at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium – The 95th Annual AmericaFest. Parking opens at 3pm, doors to the stadium open at 5:30pm, and the festivities start at 7pm. 

The Fourth of July is one of the busiest travel days of the year. Add extra time to your vacation by chartering a private jet to one of these locations. If you are interested in chartering a private jet for the Fourth of July, please contact our charter department today. For a spontaneous summertime adventure, hop on a one-way flight. View our one-ways page for the most up-to-date list of empty leg flights.

Happy Fourth!

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