The day which commemorates both death and life by remembering those who died in military service for our great nation and by celebrating the arrival of the summer season by getting together with family and friends, Memorial Day is an American staple.
A federal holiday observed on the last Monday in May since 1971, Memorial Day Weekend gives us time enough, of a three-day weekend, to remember those who laid their lives for us and to be grateful for the time we are able to spend with our loved ones.
You can utilize this long-weekend to escape the daily intricacies of your busy lives and head off to a place where you can relax and revel in the cozy laps of your favorite destination or at an adventurous exploration of a land far-far away. Read on to know about the top 4 Memorial Day Weekend Getaways:
Well, the sweet burn of Magic City Sun never gets old. May in Miami, Florida brings you soothing temperatures, uncrowded beaches and cheap hotels and spas. Those preppy beach parties and breezy road rides are just the things to escape to, this summer. The city also salutes the country’s veterans on Memorial Day via a wreath-laying ceremony at Miami Beach Police Headquarters and the March of Colors.
A bouquet of the intoxicating wine, exemplary cuisine, rollicking hills and an effervescent atmosphere, Napa Valley, home to rousing cabernets and chardonnays is your dreamy getaway for the enchanting season of summer this year. Memorial Day homages to our armed forces are offered throughout the city where you can partake in remembrance parades and rallies. You can also participate in horseback riding, golfing or unwind yourself with a rejuvenating spa treatment in the awesome Napa Valley.
Declared the ‘World’s best city’, ‘Most friendly city’ and ‘The most polite and hospitable city in America’ by leading travel magazines, Charleston, South Carolina is a melting pot of many different cultures and their art, music, local cuisine, and fashion, i.e. a tailor-made destination for the Memorial Weekend. Along with the 17-day long Spoleto Festival, one of the performing arts’ biggest events in America, this Lowcountry city holds numerous other fairs, art shows, festivals and music fests. A ride on a horse-driven carriage or a stroll in a lush, colorful garden at Charleston will rejuvenate you for a new season of a sparkly summer. You can also pay tributes to the fallen soldiers at full-dress parades and the Civil War sites of the city.
This compilation would be incomplete without our nation’s capital, Washington D.C.’s name in it. D.C. takes being the Capital of the world seriously and rejoices on the Memorial Day with the largest parade in the country. There’s also a Memorial Day concert, a National Memorial Day Choral Festival and a Freedom Motorcycle Rally in the city. You can pay your respects at the National Mall memorials and attend the service at the country’s largest military cemetery, Arlington National Cemetery too. To make merry of the new summer season, you can marvel at beautiful flowers at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, listen to jazz at the National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden, chill out at Georgetown’s waterfront and visit these amazing museums - National Air and Space Museum, the Iwo Jima Memorial, the International Spy Museum, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum or explore the countless other exhibits which are taking place around the city. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Washington D.C. livens up like no other American city during the Memorial Day Weekend.
This year the Memorial Day Weekend starts from Friday, the 25th of May and continues till the Memorial Day, 28th of May. Leave the daily chores of life and get out this Memorial Day weekend for an adventure with your family and friends. If you are looking to book a flight to a destination, read this. .
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