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Memorial Day Weekend Getaways Not on the Beach 

By Stuart Hughes

Looking for an excuse to pack your bags and escape for a few days this Memorial Day weekend? Don’t spend hours searching around for destination ideas – check out our top Memorial Day Weekend getaways not on the beach instead.  

Be prepared to start loading up the car or heading to the airport, as we’re about to explore the best Memorial Day events for a 5-star Memorial Day weekend vacation. 


Visit Boston, Massachusetts, for a Historical Memorial Day 

Our next stop on our tour of our epic Memorial Day getaways, we head up the East Coast to the fantastic city of Boston, Massachusetts. Historically tied to this special occasion, Boston is famous for holding one of the oldest and most spectacular Memorial Day Parades in the country. Cheer from the sidelines as Boston marks its Memorial Day celebrations with decorative marching bands, paying tribute to the active-duty servicemen and women and the fallen heroes for which the day commemorates. 

A feature highlight for an unforgettable Memorial Day weekend vacation to Boston is a tour of the mythical Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox. Love them or hate them, Fenway Park is an iconic baseball venue and, in fact, the oldest stadium in the league. If the Red Sox are playing at home over the Memorial Day weekend, we highly recommend heading to the game, where you can cheer (or boo) them on from the famed red seated stands behind Home Plate. 

Enjoy the sights and sounds of a remarkable Memorial Day weekend getaway to Boston by booking your accommodation on the waterfront at the Best Western Adams Inn Quincy-Boston in Quincy, Massachusetts. 



Quirky Adventures for Memorial Day in Austin, Texas 

Home to the “Live Music Capital of the Worldwe next head to the legendary Austin, Texas, on our epic Memorial Day getaways roster. Famed for its illustrious “Keep Austin Weird” slogan, where better to spend a Memorial Day trip away that will get your adrenaline flowing. With this in mind, we first suggest heading to Barton Springs Bike Rentals to explore the vast array of mountain bike trails in and around the city. In contrast, for those seeking ways to sightsee Austin at a more leisurely pace, you can also join them on their ‘Austin in a Nutshell Tour’ around town. 

Famed for its countless live music venues, we couldn’t suggest coming to Austin for your Memorial Day weekend celebrations without immersing you in the live music scene. Our shout-out must go to the outdoor amphitheater of Stubb’s BBQ – renowned for its lively atmosphere, eclectic music line-ups, and stunning variety of delicious BBQ cuisine. Equally as appealing, particularly if you love more intimate music venues, head to The Continental Club this Memorial Day Weekend, which has been rocking out in Austin since 1955 

Dance the night away as you celebrate your Memorial Day Weekend trip away, before getting a great night’s sleep, every night, at the Aiden by Best Western Austin City Hotel in downtown Austin, Texas. 


Unforgettable Memorial Day Memories in Las Vegas, Nevada 

Let’s face it – there isn’t a city in the country that can match the glitz, glamour, and live entertainment that Las Vegas’ can infuse into a Memorial Day escape. Sure, there are countless casinos and trendy nightclubs you can visit, but there’s so much more to Las Vegas on Memorial Day Weekend than just this.  

Top of our list of epic Memorial Day getaways when visiting Las Vegas must be a helicopter ride with Keith and the team at Grand Canyon Helicopters for a dramatic birds-eye view over the Grand Canyon. Take off from The Strip for a sunset flight as you soar over Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam, and the Grand Canyon itself. Then, to complete your Memorial Day celebration in Las Vegas, we suggest you head to the world-famous Top Of The World Restaurant atop The STRAT Tower. Here, you and your friends will enjoy a 360-degree view over Las Vegas and The Strip as the restaurant rotates as you dine out. 

Keep your feet firmly on the ground every night during your Memorial Day weekend getaway when you book your stay at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Tower in Las Vegas, Nevada. 


A Wine-Inspired Memorial Day in Napa Valley, California 

Our final destination on our epic Memorial Day getaways tour finds us heading to the sensational Napa Valley in California. Known for its world-class wine production, if you’re looking for a truly inspiring start to your Memorial Day vacation, book yourselves on a dawn hot air balloon ride with Balloons Above The Valley. With the best views in Napa Valley, this once-in-a-lifetime tour over the sprawling valley and vineyards below allows you to watch the sunrise over the horizon – a memory you’ll truly treasure forever. 

However, a trip to Napa Valley wouldn’t be complete without sampling the fine wines and exquisite cuisine available in the region. For the ultimate wine tasting experience, head to possibly the prettiest vineyard in the valley of Pine Ridge Vineyards. Here, you can sit back and relax as you try their fine wines in its idyllic setting surrounded by the vineyard’s vine-laden slopes. Finally, to complete our exploration of Napa Valley Memorial Day attractions, we have to suggest heading for the culinary experts at TORC restaurant for a Californian outdoor dining experience like no other. 

Enhance your Memorial Day vacation to California’s wine regions and sleep well every night by booking your stay in advance at the Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California. 

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