Memorial Day 2015: Bigger (and Cheaper!) Than Last Year

Siesta Key, FL, beach and red standSiesta Key, FL, beach and red stand
Courtesy Visit Sarasota County

What is America's most beautiful beach? One way to find out is to hit the road like 33 million other Americans this Memorial Day weekend. (Psst! Siesta Key, Florida, pictured here, is awfully nice.)

It looks as if millions of American share Budget Travel's love of road trips. AAA Travel is predicting that more than 37 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this Memorial Day weekend (Thursday May 21 through Monday May 25), the highest volume for the holiday weekend in 10 years, and that 80 percent of them (33 million travelers) will drive to their destinations.

AAA points out that the lowest gas prices in five years (the national average is $2.66, a full dollar less than last May) are inspiring a 4.7 percent increase in Memorial Day travel.

We'd like to think that America's coolest small towns, one-tank escapes, scenic drives, beautiful cities, national parks, and beautiful beaches have something to do with all that Memorial day travel too.

We want to know: Are you getting away for Memorial Day weekend? Are you driving? Where are you headed? And, maybe more importantly, what would be your dream destination for the holiday weekend?

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