Are you hitting the road or sky for Memorial Day Weekend?

  • May 23, 2012
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Got any plans for Memorial Day Weekend? Memorial Day commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Celebrated with parades and remembrance, flags will fly at half mast and cover cemeteries across the country.

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The Memorial Day Weekend holiday also marks the unofficial start of the summer season and more Americans will opt to hit the road than fly the sky. According to AAA, more than 30 million people will travel by car, while only 2.5 million will travel by air. Many people see Memorial Day weekend as an opportunity to go on a short vacation or visit family or friends, which can cause some congestion on highways and at airports. So, where’s everyone headed?

While many destinations will offer everything from parades to pool parties and more, travelers are looking to keep the costs down while still leaving town. Popular destinations for the holiday weekend are Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago and San Diego. Other popular spots for the extended weekend are pools, parks, campgrounds, beaches and simply backyards.

Memorial Weekend starts Thursday, May 24 and ends Monday, May 28. Where are you heading for the holiday? Tell us in the comments below, or share your story at!

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