Top 10 places Americans choose to relax on memorial Day
Author: Anna Kazakova
Memorial Day US news travel
Summer is just around the corner! But even closer — touching memorial Daythat in 2018 we will celebrate on may 28. What does this mean for us? First of all, the opportunity to honor the memory of those who gave their lives in the struggle for justice. And we have a long weekend! And it is not necessary to hold it at home. Change the usual picture — visit a new city, get new impressions! To the Day of remembrance, we have prepared for you the top ten destinations.
Want to relax in nature? Then go to Port Angeles, near Olympic National Park. Landscapes of the reserve enchant at first sight. Snow-capped mountains, thick evergreen forests, winding coastline — the perfect atmosphere for anti-stress weekend! In the tourist information center you will select the most interesting walking routes and if you’re lucky, on the paths of the Park you will meet mule deer.
And here you can watch the whales! These masters of the ocean depths often come to the coast in search of food and shelter. In addition, it is home to orcas, sea lions and seals.
Port Angeles is a coastal city and, therefore, in any local restaurant serves excellent seafood. Highly recommend to try the delicious crab cakes, salmon soup and oyster grill.
On the Atlantic ocean is ocean city. The journey from new York to Maryland was a long one — about 8 hours, but believe me, the goal is worth it. The town is very original designed for a very narrow spit (in some places its width is less than 400 m) — and is somewhat reminiscent of Mexican Cancun.
Local attraction — the boardwalk. On this 5-mile-long boardwalk is always crowded: tourists to this day, is worn on scooters youth, scurry nimble street vendors.
Be sure to visit the lighthouse Fenwick about a 15 minute drive North from ocean city. It was built back in 1859, after a series of shipwrecks off the coast of the island. Today there is a historical Museum.
Ocean city — a resort. On the 16-kilometer white sand beach is always a place for our umbrellas and seaside bars and restaurants serving the best wine for cheese.
The tiny town of Bar Harbor is nestled at the Northern edge of Acadia National Park. The Park is dotted with numerous Hiking trails and hanging roads, built in the early 1900-ies. With the main tourist track — Park Loop Road, passing along the line of the ocean — discover the most incredible views.
Bar Harbor is perfect for morning meditations. The city is located in the Eastern United States, but because the sunrises in this area is the most colorful. See it in person on Ocean Drive.
A day in Bar Harbor also has plenty to offer: book a boat trip to sea the seals, explore the subtleties of fishing for lobster, take a walk in the Park. And for lunch, be sure to check out the local fish restaurant. It serves a wonderful lobster rolls!
Informative weekend on memorial Day awaits you in one of ocean city in new Jersey. It is closer to Philly, so from new York to his 3-4 hour drive. It’s never too hot and really summer weather comes to town in June. In may day, the thermometer usually shows +15…+17°C, so bring a light jacket.
Highly recommend to pay attention to the travel Day tour Sipper. At the appointed time you come over a modern bus where you will be taking a tour of local wineries and Breweries.
Take the opportunity to expand their horizons and get a fresh culinary experience!
Provincetown perched at the edge of Cape cod. The history of these places goes back to the distant XVII century, when from Britain to America on the ship “Mayflower” arrived first the English. The indigenous inhabitants of these places was Wampanoag, over time, have left their homes.
Today in Provincetown attracts intellectuals from all over the country. Memorial day fly in this ancient city in one breath. Take a tour through the dunes, try the dishes of lobster, enjoy a massage in the Spa — use the weekend to the max!
As a resident of Seattle to be saved in the Day of remembrance of the eternal traffic jams? To take the ferry and escape the island! Only half an hour — and you’re on Bainbridge. It is, of course, is quite habitable, but let this not discourage you. If you live in another city, to get to the island is a bit more complicated but make it worth it by far!
A trip to Bainbridge will allow to be alone with nature, to enjoy its best creations. It is most convenient to travel around the island by Bicycle, which can be rented on site. You will see the majestic Cascade and Olympic mountains, visited the shores of Puget, discovered by George Vancouver in the late XVIII century. True nature lovers will be interested to visit the reserve Bledel.
Recall the main conditions for a good weekend. First, the scenic area. Second, delicious food. Thirdly, good wine. And all this awaits you on Bainbridge island!
Between Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles on the banks of the Colorado river lies lake Havasu city. Weekend on memorial Day in the city attracts people from all surrounding areas. Here, excellent infrastructure and lots of opportunities for active and lazy holidays. Are you bored of just bask on the beach? You can try archery, climbing or wakeboarding. Evening at the Colorado goes wonderful cruise ship on Board of which you will learn a lot from the life in the city. And landscapes you will see are simply unforgettable!
Lovers of peace will surely enjoy the Park Cattail Cove. Here you can sunbathe on the beach or sailing on a yacht, and even if you want to stay overnight there is camping.
As any California city, big bear boasts 300 days of sunshine a year. On memorial Day in most of the USA is not so warm but here the weather is perfect!
The city lies at the foot of the San Bernardino. Summer come here hungry for the rest of the aesthetes in order to visit the lake on the big bear. Local nature deserves national Park status. Very popular 16-kilometre mountain trail under the Pine Knot Trail. When they reached its end, tourists get a well-deserved reward — a unique view of the lake and surrounding forests.
Don’t forget to try the local crab cakes and a ride on the lake by boat! These 2 points are mandatory!
Lovers of music and art will appreciate the southern hospitality of Charleston, South Carolina. They say that it was one of the first celebrations of memorial Day. Organized by his former black slaves in 1865.
The city hosts a very intense 2-week festival of Spoleta. Every day you are waiting for the Opera concerts, plays, performances by numerous music groups, from jazz to classical.
Of Charleston College of martial arts — more than 200 years. His efforts on Friday, the city hosts a themed performance. The near future will be devoted to memorial Day.
If a Day of remembrance for you isn’t just a weekend, but an opportunity to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers, it is best to do this in Arlington. Here is the National cemetery and the guarded part is the Tomb of the unknown soldier. Select at least 2-3 hours to visit this memorable place.