1. Washington, D.C.
Perfect for last-minute trips from: Baltimore; Boston; Charleston, S.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Hartford, C.T.; Louisville, K.Y.; Nashville; New York City; Providence.
2. Atlanta, GA
Take a trip over to one of the nation’s largest free festivals: the Atlanta Jazz Festival, then head to nearby Stone Mountain Park to celebrate with fireworks and hiking any family or outdoor enthusiast is sure to love.
Perfect for last-minute trips from: Savannah; Charleston, S.C.; New Orleans; Nashville; Charlotte, N.C.; Orlando.
3. Palm Springs, CA
If you’re looking for a beautiful landscape with warm temperatures this holiday, nothing can beat Palm Springs! Joshua Tree National Park offers hiking and rock climbing. After exploring the desert splendor and stargazing, stick around for the Memorial Day Flower Drop & Air Fair at the Palm Springs Air Museum to commemorate our fallen troops.
Perfect for last-minute trips from: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Las Vegas.
4. Denver, CO
Perfect for last-minute trips from: Salt Lake City; Albuquerque; Las Vegas; Kansas City, M.O.; Phoenix; Dallas; Minneapolis.
5. Chicago, IL
The Windy City offers everything you could want for Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy the Memorial Day Parade along State Street Saturday afternoon, and take in the fireworks at Navy Pier that night. If you want to incorporate some fitness into your weekend, take part in Bike The Drive on Sunday morning, when Lake Shore Drive will be open to bicyclists only.
Perfect for last-minute trips from: Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Detroit; Louisville, K.Y.; Saint Louis; Minneapolis.
Source: Wyndham Hotel Group.