Memorial Day Weekend Getaway Destinations

Memorial Day will be here before we know it! Can you believe it is almost May? Enjoying a weekend grilling at home is fine but why not take an adventure with the family to somewhere special on your long holiday weekend. 

Are there any special Memorial Day weekend getaway destinations you have had your eye on or have always wanted to go to? If you are still pondering where to travel to this Memorial Day weekend, these are the top hot spots that you and your family will love visiting as you usher out spring, celebrate the holiday, and welcome summer.

Greensboro, North Carolina

Whether you are looking to relax on your long Memorial Day weekend or looking for a little family adventure, Greensboro has plenty to offer.

The kids will love visiting the Animal Discovery Zoological Park at the Science Center where they will get to see the variety of animals that occupy the zoo and the aquarium. The park also offers children an up-close experience with the animals through their animal encounter attractions.

After a trip to the zoo, the family can enjoy themselves at one of North Carolina’s best and largest waterparks; Wet ‘N Wild Emerald Pointe. The water park has more than 38 rides and attractions as well as special events throughout the year so that everyone in the family can cool off over Memorial Day weekend.

Erie, Pennsylvania

Fun and adventure await in Erie, Pennsylvania throughout the Memorial Day weekend. To help plan your trip, you can even download a free mobile app called “Hello Erie”. This app will help you plan your trip and allow you to get the most out of your visit to Erie.

If you love water parks, Waldameer Park and Water World is something that you will not want to miss out on. While the kids are enjoying the rides, the adults can relax in the heated relaxation pool to soak their worries away. 

Looking to have fun indoors? Splash Lagoon is an indoor water park and resort that also offers a variety of different water activities and attractions for everyone in the family.

While visiting Erie, you will find one of the most visited parks in the area. Presque Isle State Park offers a way for you to enjoy the warm sandy beaches along with fun outdoor recreation activities. There are also plenty of outdoor activities and adventures the whole family can take part in throughout the city, and for those who love history, you can visit the many different historical and heritage attractions.

Austin, Texas

Austin is a beautiful city to visit and on and around Memorial Day. In the late spring and early summer, you can find a large number of both indoor and outdoor activities to take part in.

One of the most popular Memorial Day weekend activities is to go outdoor tubing along one of the many rivers that run through the state.

If you are looking to get back to nature and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, a camping trip may be just what you are looking for over the holiday weekend. Spend some quiet time with friends and family as you enjoy the outdoors at one of the many RV parks and campgrounds in Austin.

Austin is also known for its exciting nightlife. Indulging in some of the best restaurants for worldly cuisines and exciting nightlife scenes can be a great way for adults to enjoy their time away from home over the holiday weekend.

Hermosa Beach, California

Enjoy the sun, friends, and family when you visit Hermosa Beach during the Memorial Day weekend.  Hermosa Beach runs along nearly 2 miles of ocean and sits on more than 90 acres of land and is packed with great swimming areas, surfing spots, and volleyball nets, making it one of the most popular beaches in California.

During Memorial Day, if you take a trip to Hermosa Beach, you will be able to experience the arts and crafts fair. At the fair, you will be able to see the work of more than 300 artists, experience live craft and art exhibits, and more.

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Memorial Day Weekend Getaway Destinations

Luckily, Memorial Day weekend is typically warm so you can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities and getaway attractions. It is also not the hottest part of the year, so you will not have to worry about being miserable as you try to enjoy yourself.

While you are celebrating Memorial Day, it is important not to lose sight of what the holiday is all about. No matter where you go or how you celebrate, Memorial Day is all about honoring those who have served and gave their life fighting for this country.

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