Mark your calendars: Memorial Day is just around the corner. And who can resist taking advantage of a three-day weekend? If you're tempted to plan a quick getaway, consider one of these fun places to spend the holiday:


Before Your Trip

Don't forget to grab your travel essentials – such as your daily skin, body, and hair products. A simple way to always be prepared for last-minute trips is to have a pre-packed toiletry bag that can be thrown into your suitcase as soon as you decide where to go for your next last-minute adventure!


Island Hop to Key West, Florida

Take a vacation! Skyscanner named Key West as one of the most popular destinations for Memorial Day weekend in the beautiful Sunshine State. It's no surprise, given that three days of boating, surfing, tanning, eating, and drinking sounds like a fantasy.


Deep-Dish & Jazz in Chicago, Illinois

Memorial Day in the Windy City includes a fabulous parade and firework displays for your patriotic side, plus deep-dish pizza, live music, and baseball to get your tourist on. And, of course, you can't visit Chicago without taking a pic of your reflection on the side of the famous Bean sculpture.


Take It Easy In Portland, Oregon

In the mood for a no-frills, easygoing weekend? Portland is the destination for you. Bring your appetite because the city is known for its coffee, craft beer, and foodie scene. You can even take a mini road trip and soak in the nearby wine country of Oregon. Sip some pinot noir for us.


Soak In Southern Charm In Charleston, South Carolina

Get ready for some Southern charm! The beautiful cobblestone streets, pre-Civil war architecture, historic theaters, waterfront walkways, and celebratory festivals make it a quaint yet vibrant destination.


Celebrate In Las Vegas, Nevada

If you're looking for Memorial Day parties, Las Vegas is the place to be. Stay in one of the resorts for all of the action, or just pay the cover charge to join the celebrations and enjoy the casinos. Top your trip off with a spa day to restore yourself after your Vegas adventures.


Enjoy Breathtaking Views In Yosemite National Park, California

Some people love three days at the beach, but you're looking for a different kind of experience with nature. Pack your hiking boots and spend the weekend with unforgettable and uninterrupted views of Yosemite National Park. Enjoy unique moments of meditation amid the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Can you smell that fresh air?


Learn Culture and Cuisine In New Orleans, Louisiana

The Big Easy, known as the "Big Apple" of New Orleans, is a culinary destination for foodies from all over the world. Expect to eat at some of the city's most renowned restaurants—starting with Emeril Lagasse's eponymous namesake commissary and continuing through French-inspired eateries like Brennan's and the iconic Commander’s Palace. This treasure trove of everything from unmatched delicacies to lively nighttime adventures is the perfect place to spend a weekend. It's even better when you don't have to share the city with the Mardi Gras crowds.


Take In Laid Back Living In Cape Cod, Massachusetts

If you're looking for a classic New England getaway, amazing lobster rolls, and beautiful beaches, head to Cape Cod to relax and watch the yachts glide across the sea. Even better: Hop on a ferry yourself and escape to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard for an island retreat. Don't forget to observe Cape Cod's iconic architecture!


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