Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and for many Americans, it means one thing – hittin’ the road. According to AAA, almost 35 million people will travel 50 miles or more during the extended weekend.
Will you one of millions of people traveling somewhere over Memorial Day weekend?
Whether you will be or you decide to stay home and avoid the traffic, wherever you end up, Memorial Day weekend is traditionally a time best spent with family and friends. So what will you be doing with them over the extended weekend? Since we’re in the business of helping you find things to do, here’s a list I put together to help you discover just that!
6 Things to Do with Your Family This Memorial Day Weekend
1. Fire Up the Grill – Mmm… Meat!
Picture it. Steaks, ribs, & hamburgers all sizzling over an open charcoal flame. Sound good? .
This Memorial Day, gather the family and have a good ol’ fashioned cookout in the back yard… and if you’ve never grilled before, it’s the perfect opportunity learn!
To get you grillin’ like a pro, here are some useful links:
2. See a Famous Landmark
Somewhere near you, whether it be a building or some other type of structure, likely is a famous landmark. Why not take the time this Memorial Day weekend to go check it out?
Need some inspiration? Here are a few of the more famous ones our amazing country offers:
3. Go to the Ball Park
Is there anything more classically American in tradition than going to a baseball game? Here are some notable games taking place on Memorial Day:
- New York Yankees vs. Anaheim Angels
- St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves
- Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres
4. Visit a National Park
America’s park system offer some of the most beautiful breathtaking scenery found anywhere – in this galaxy or the next.
If you're in the area, you may want to go see:
5. Hit the Cinema!
If you haven’t seen the Avengers – this weekend, I implore you to do so. It is by far one of the most enjoyable movies I’ve seen in some time. But if comic book movies aren’t your thing, don’t worry – there are still plenty of other movies worth checking out. Besides the Avengers, movies opening this week include Men in Black 3, Moonrise Kingdom, and th Chernobyl Diaries.
Want to make your movie experience memorable this weekend? Then maybe consider checking out a movie at one of these iconic theaters:
6. Say Thank You
Most of all, wherever you go and whatever you do this Memorial Day, remember to take time to say thank you to all the men and women who have served and continued to serve our country. It is because of them we live in the greatest country in the world and continue to have freedoms and opportunities to become whatever we set our paths on.
Now it’s Your Turn
What is your favorite thing to do over Memorial Day weekend? What did I miss? Let me know!