The 10 Most Popular Memorial Day Weekend Destinations, Plus Fun Things You Can Do At Each

Most Popular Memorial Day Weekend Destinations


Memorial Day weekend will be here before you know it, and while a very large chunk of you will be heading to a beach somewhere, there are some of you who would like to do something a little different. (Yes, there are actually other things you can do that weekend.)

So if you are one of the latter people, it’s not too late! This list of Memorial Day weekend getaways published by The Travel Channel are just what the doctor ordered.

These are the top 10 most-searched destinations for Memorial Day weekend according to data compiled by Some of these could still involve the beach, if you are so inclined, but they also offer many other fun things to do as well.

10. Dallas

• The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial
• The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
• Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
• Reunion Tower
• Adventure Landing

9. San Francisco

• The Japanese Tea Garden
• Golden Gate Bridge
• Fisherman’s Wharf
Alcatraz Island
• Cable Cars

8. Miami

• The Beaches of Surfside
• Jungle Island
• Bayside Marketplace
• Little Havana
• Everglades National Park

7. New Orleans

• The National WW II Museum
• The French Quarter
• The Historic Garden District
Kayaking Tours
• Mardi Gras World Tour

6. Boston

• Freedom Trail
• Tour of Fenway Park
• Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
• USS Constitution Museum
• Faneuil Hall Marketplace

5. Orlando

Disney and Universal Theme Parks
• Gatorland
• Holy Land Experience
• The Presidents Hall of Fame
• American Ghost Adventures

4. Los Angeles

• Disneyland Resort
• Universal Studios Hollywood
• Griffith Park and Griffith Observatory
• Santa Monica Pier
• Hollywood

3. Atlanta

• The Atlanta BeltLine Walking and Biking Trail
• Atlanta Botanical Garden
• Centennial Olympic Park
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
• Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

2. Las Vegas

• The Neon Museum
• The Fremont Street Experience
• High Roller Ferris Wheel on the Linq
• Helicopter Rides over Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon
• Casinos, Casinos, Casinos

1. Chicago

• The Public Sculptures at Millennium Park
• The Art Institute of Chicago
• Navy Pier
• The Willis Tower Skydeck
• Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise

View all of the recommendations by Travel Channel editors for each city here.

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