With Memorial Day less than three weeks away, summer is almost knocking on our doorstep! If you look to do something beyond the usual family picnic or barbecue, now is the time to book a Memorial Day weekend vacation with Getaroom.com and lock in huge savings in the process. Undecided on where to go and what to see? Read on for some noteworthy travel ideas for Memorial Day weekend, plus a smattering of properties offering great Memorial Day hotel deals.
Your Memorial Day weekend itinerary might include a stop at one or all of Walt Disney World’s theme parks, a jaunt through Central Park, an afternoon of fun in the Miami sun, or a boat ride beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. However, you can also get into the spirit of summer a little early by watching or partaking in one of several Memorial Day events being held across the country.
If you’re all about patriotism, head to Washington DC for the National Memorial Day Concert (May 29), a free event featuring performers including Gary Sinise, B.B. King and The National Symphony Orchestra. And don’t miss the National Memorial Day Parade (May 30), which steps off at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW and continues along Constitution Avenue before ending at 17th Street. Only minutes away are Washington DC hotels including The Liaison Capitol Hill, a sophisticated 343-room property featuring one of DC’s most acclaimed restaurants – Art and Soul – and Capitol Skyline Hotel, which boasts complimentary wireless internet access and 27-inch TVs in all of its comfy rooms. Foodies will want to be in New Orleans for the five-day New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (May 24-28), which features wine and food seminars, wine dinners at some of the city’s finest restaurants, wine tasting events and dozens of internationally renowned food and wine experts.
If you plan on being in the Los Angeles area for Memorial Day weekend, a half hour drive will get you Fiesta Hermosa in Hermosa Beach, a seaside arts and crafts festival with various entertainment stages and more than 250 vendor booths. Billed as the largest arts and crafts fair of its kind in Southern California, it also features a petting zoo, kids carnival, Doggie Costume Contest and Beer and Wine Garden – making it an ideal venue for people of all ages. Within five miles of the festival are Hacienda Hotel at LAX, which provides a heated pool, spa, fitness center and complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to and from Los Angeles International Airport, and the Best Western South Bay Hotel, where a scrumptious continental breakfast greets you every morning.
Moreover, you can be among the 10,000 spectators expected to be on hand at Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade (May 28) to honor veterans, active duty personnel, and those who have sacrificed their lives in service of their country. Another great way to get a jump start on your summer travel plans is by joining Bike the Drive (May 29), where you can take in Chicago’s skyline as you bike up and down Lake Shore Drive. There will be plenty of food to fuel you up as well as music to keep you entertained. W Chicago – Lakeshore, with its 9,600 square foot spa, Zen-like living room and rooftop lounge, is the only hotel overlooking Lake Michigan and a great accommodation choice for those staying in the area.
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