Memorial Day marks the symbolic start of summer with its barbecues, outdoor gatherings with friends, and trips to the beach.
Whether you’re looking to spend this Memorial Day unwinding on a white sand beach, reflecting on the past year in the mountains, or honoring fallen soldiers at big-city war memorials, these destinations offer the chance to enjoy the three-day weekend outside your own four walls.
Here are the top 14 places to visit for Memorial Day:
- Annapolis, Maryland
- St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Big Bear Lake, California
- Cape May, New Jersey
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Washington, D.C.
- Jackson Hole, Wyoming
- Austin, Texas
- Tulum, Mexico
- Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
- Ocho Rios, Jamaica
- Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
AAA is projecting that 42.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend, representing a 7% increase over 2022.
Memorial Day road trips are expected to be up 6% over last year, with 37.1 million Americans driving to their getaway.
Read More Here: 14 Top Memorial Day Weekend Getaways for 2023