10 Excellent Memorial Day Weekend Destinations That Don’t Require Going To A Crowded Beach

by 11 months ago
Best Memorial Day Weekend Destinations


Memorial Day weekend will be here before you know it, and while a very, VERY large chunk of you will be heading to the beach, there are some of you who would like to do something a little different.

So if you are one of those people who prefer not to get sand in your various crevices, then this list of Memorial Day weekend getaways published by The Travel Channel and created by Oyster.com is going to be just what the doctor ordered for the upcoming holiday weekend. (Many of these cities do also offer a beach, in case you change your mind.)

10. Providence, Rhode Island

• Downtown shopping centers and high-end boutiques
• Numerous music venues and theater productions
• More restaurants per capita than any other city in the country
• Nightlife based around the nearby universities
• The stunning light installations of WaterFire

9. Atlanta

• Restaurants, parks, shopping, hundreds of arts and culture venues and museums
• The world’s largest aquarium
• The High Museum of Art
• The Atlanta Jazz Festival
• Numerous outdoor activities including a laser show at Stone Mountain Park

8. Chicago

• Museums, parks, dining, shopping, and cutting-edge architecture
• Annual Memorial Day parade
• Fireworks at Navy Pier
• The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
• The Red, White and BBQ festival and competition

7. Charleston, South Carolina

• Horse-drawn carriages and colorful gardens
• The Citadel’s full-dress parades
• Numerous historic attractions and Civil War sites
• The Spoleto Festival with theater, dance, opera, symphonic and jazz music

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