12 Best-Ever Affordable Memorial Day Trips No plans for Memorial Day weekend? No prob: There's still time to nab one of these dreamy escapes (from Palm Springs to D.C.) that won't break the bank. Budget Travel Friday, May 20, 2016, 9:00 AM (Lonely Planet) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

VACATION IDEAS: MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

12 Best-Ever Affordable Memorial Day Trips

No plans for Memorial Day weekend? No prob: There's still time to nab one of these dreamy escapes (from Palm Springs to D.C.) that won't break the bank.

EASY GETAWAY FROM Savannah; Charleston, S.C.; New Orleans; Nashville; Charlotte, N.C.; Orlando.

Miami, FL: For a beach party like no other

Even fun-loving Vegas can't quite compete with the blow-out bash that takes place in Miami over Memorial Day weekend. Each year roughly 250,000 party-goers descend on the area for a booze-soaked bacchanalia full of music, dancing, and lots and lots of skin. Clubs around town host special Memorial Day kick-off parties, but the event everyone looks forward to is the Best of the Best Concert on Sunday, May 29—a 10-hour long music extravaganza starting at 2 p.m. in downtown Miami's Bayfront Park (general admission tickets start at $57 per person when ordered online). Of course, the point of the weekend is to honor our veterans, and Miami does so in style with the March of Colors, a parade that starts with a 21-gun salute at All Wars Memorial Park at 10 a.m. and then traverses the Snake Creek Canal Bridge. There are also special events at the North Miami Veterans Memorial starting at 10 a.m. with performances by local artists and musicians.

EASY GETAWAY FROM Orlando; Key West, Fla.; Savannah; Charleston, S.C.; New Orleans; Atlanta.

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