Memorial Day Great Escapes

The official start of summer is almost here, while some will celebrate by firing up the grill; VinnieVanGo believes that your long weekend should be spent away from the home. He’s put together a full list of vacation destinations from the sandy shores of San Francisco to the monuments of Washington, DC.

Washington, DC

There’s no greater place to pay tribute and honor to veterans than in or Nation’s Capitol. Attend the National Memorial Day Parade and memorials of the falling solider at Arlington National Cemetery. In addition to the endless number of unbelievable museums, art shows, the annual Memorial Day concert is going to be an amazing time for the family..

Cape Cod, MA

With easy accessibility from many east coast cities, Cape Cod offers a ton of fun activities from botanical gardens, nature preserves and their famous Lighthouses. For the more active sports fan the Great Hyannis Road Race will take place on Sunday May 26.

Phoenix, AZ

Before temperatures get into the triple digits, visit one of Phoenixes premiere hotel and resorts. The Arizona Grand is an excellent resort to enjoy a few peaceful days of pampering and relaxation with a spa package that includes two treatments and discounts on additional treatments as well as yoga.

Charleston, SC

If you want to enjoy the famous Southern hospitality, you might want to consider visiting Charleston. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the world-famous Spoleta Festival, which begins a two-week run over the holiday weekend, filling Charleston’s theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with opera, theater, jazz, symphonies choruses and visual arts.

Denver, CO

For the lover of outdoor activities the Mile-High city will not disappoint for a Memorial Day vacation. Visit the Red Rocks Amphitheater for a picnic or hike to the top of Mt. Evans which is 14,000 feet above sea level. If you want to stay on the ground, the Denver Art Museum or famous Denver Zoo would be an ideal location for the family.

Cancun, Mexico

With miles of white sand, beaches, sun and Caribbean flare, Cancun is a wonderful location for friends, family or solo travel. Enjoy the history of the ancient Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, or gain an immersive experience at one of the cooking classes by classically trained chefs.

San Francisco, CA

There is plenty to relish in the sun of San Francisco; baseball fans can visit the San Francisco Giants as they play in front of a sellout crowd for their annual game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three game serious throughout the weekend. If you don’t want to stay seated, the Pier Pressure Memorial Weekend Yacht Party may be more of your fun. Have fun on this three hour cruise which features three decks, three bars and music played by the top DJs in the industry.

Chicago, IL

The Windy city may not be the first place you think of for water activities but there’s no shortage of ways to enjoy the vast waters of Lake Michigan. Visitors and residents alike can enjoy the city skyline from the Chicago River. Buzz around the Loop by renting a kayak and taking it through the bustling river walk to view some of the city’s largest skyscrapers. After you finish water-sports, relax at one of the cities beaches which officially open on Memorial day. There will be no shortage of tanners, volleyball players or sand castles.

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