Memorial Day unofficially marks the start of summer, and is one of the most popular weekends for travel. It is projected that 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, with three million of those travelers taking flight. We wrapped up five of the most desired destinations for this year.
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This time of year, Miami has fewer crowds and nice weather. In addition to Miami’s annual Memorial Day weekend White Yacht Party, the city also happens to throw some of the best beach parties in the country, including ocean-side celebrations, music extravaganzas, and hopping nightclubs. Miami also honors the country’s veterans with the annual March of Colors and a wreath-laying ceremony at Miami Beach Police Headquarters.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Revel in fun festivities and feast on delicious jambalaya in New Orleans this Memorial Day Weekend. New Orleans is full of attractions for all types of travelers. The Aquarium of the Americas and The Audubon Zoo are perfect for families. Specifically, during Memorial Day Weekend, The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience offers a combination of the city’s finest wines and cuisines. Commemorate the holiday at the National World War II Museum with a special performance by the Marine Corps quintet. New Orleans is sure to show you a great party this Memorial Day Weekend.
Catalina Island, California
Known for its clear waters and mesmerizing snorkeling sights, Catalina Island is a great location to escape to during Memorial Day Weekend. Glass bottom boat tours, stand up paddle boarding, golfing, and kayaking are just a few activities offered on this tropical vacation close to home.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
If you are looking to take full advantage of the extra day off during Memorial Day Weekend, head to Riviera Maya in Mexico. Long white sand beaches with crystal-clear water, warm sun, and all-inclusive resorts, what more could you ask for? Just south of Riviera Maya falls Tulum, the home to many yoga retreats. Relax at the highest level in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
New York City, New York
Even though many native New Yorkers travel outside the city during Memorial Day Weekend, there are a number of reasons for travelers to head to New York City during this time. New York City pays tribute to the men and women that have served our country by hosting numerous events. Fleet Week is a week-long event where attendees can tour docked ships in Manhattan and Staten Island, meet men and women who are currently serving in the U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard, and watch military demonstrations. Take the family to the famous Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade that runs along 3rd Avenue toward Marine Avenue. This parade has been a tradition in the Bay Ridge neighborhood since 1867.