Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching and so is the time to start planning for the long weekend. From the classy Hamptons to the sunny shores of Bermuda, here are ten travel ideas.
Memorial Day falls on Monday, 27 May this year, an eagerly anticipated holiday for the overworked and fatigued who welcome the time to rest and reflect. We compiled this list of ten destinations to travel to for the long weekend with the intent of leaving you refreshed by Tuesday morning. However, wherever you are, don’t forget to pay tribute to the fallen war heroes to whom this holiday is dedicated.
1.The Hamptons, New York
The Hamptons are the ultimate weekend getaway for New Yorkers who want to see and be seen. These beachside communities on the far eastern end of Long Island are easily reachable from New York via car, jitney or train.
2.Las Vegas, Nevada
Sometimes all you really need is good times in good company to feel like yourself again, and there are not many cities that can compare to the excitement that Las Vegas delivers. See a show, walk the Las Vegas strip and take a day trip to the Hoover Dam. The odds for some good old-fashioned fun are always in your favor!
A peaceful island in Massachusetts, Nantucket sits 16 miles off the Cape Cod coast. After arriving by boat from the mainland, check into a cozy bed and breakfast and take a delectable food tour on this charming island. Black Eyed Susan’s is a beloved favorite for breakfast that also offers delicious seafood options for lunch and dinner. Don’t forget to check out Cisco Beach where, if you wish, you can take surfing lessons
Say Bonjour to Montreal, the exciting European-style Canadian city replete with cafés, restaurants and a quaint Old Town. Explore the cobbled streets of Place d’Armes and discover the iconic Notre-Dame Basilica. You’ll most likely work up an appetite, so be sure to savor some local classics such as poutine and bagels. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, don’t miss these pastry shops!
A stunning seaside city in Monterey County, Carmel–as its known colloquially–is known for its rich artistic history and Spanish cultural heritage. This destination is a true aesthetic treat for sensualists. Be sure to explore the stunning Pacific coast and take a drive to Big Sur and Carmel Valley where you can go hiking or taste wine.
6. Atlanta, Georgia
Visit Atlanta for its Jazz Festival, the flavorful cuisine and the colorful Atlanta Botanical Garden. Spend the weekend listening to some marvelous live jazz performances, eating delicious fried chicken and smiling at the lovely spring flora.
A beautiful British island territory in the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is famous for its pink-sand beaches such as Elbow Beach. The surrounding azure waters make Bermuda perfect for a romantic getaway or just for some rest and relaxation.
Washington DC is the place to be for a bona fide Memorial Day celebration, holding the country’s largest Memorial Day parade on Constitution Avenue. Celebrating its 14th year, this moving tribute is organized by the American Veterans Center and World War II Veterans Committee.
9. Portland, Oregon
Portland has amazing natural beauty, a fun eclectic mix of cuisines and a fantastic live music scene, all of which make the perfect recipe for an invigorating long weekend. Enjoy three days of the indie rock music festival‘Sasquatch’ or hike to the Columbia River Gorge waterfall, then spend the rest of your afternoon sipping local wines in the Hood River district.
Escaping into the wilderness is an awesome way to revitalize the spirit, and Utah’s Zion National Park is an outstanding place to explore. Spend your weekend in the great outdoors hiking and exploring stunning waterfalls, canyons, and mountains. This park is also equipped with comfortable lodging, shops and an array of annual entertaining events.