It is not necessary to start searching for budget airlines and holiday getaways to spend a long weekend. This Memorial Day, why not spend it a different way? You can unwind and enjoy within a budget without planning a long travel. Why not venture out in the neighborhood this time?
Plan a visit to Washington, D.C.
You can visit the seat of Democracy on this day and honor the men and women, for whom the US got freedom. There are several places, to visit in the capital city, like Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Library of Congress, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, National World War II Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington National Cathedral, and so on. If you live near the capital city, you can plan a weekend trip without having to spend much.
Go for camping and spend an exciting weekend
It has been how long you haven't used your camping gears? Or, is it that you haven't done camping after your school and college? You don't have to go to a different state or spend a lot of bucks to reserve a good camping site. Most of the states have camping grounds. So, look for one in your vicinity. Book early to get a discount. You can also call the campground directly. Sometimes, they offer better rates than booking online.
Plan a visit to a theme park
It doesn’t have to be Disney or Universal theme park every time. On this Memorial Day, plan a family outing at a theme park in your state and create a lifetime of memories - Enjoy the roller coaster or drench yourself in the excitement of a water park, and capture the memories.
Enjoy amidst nature in a national park
National parks are present all over the nation. You can plan a family visit to any of these parks and enjoy your time amidst nature. Some of these parks have boating and/or fishing facilities. So, if you’re planning one, make sure you carry proper equipment or check out if the parks have such facilities.
Throw a potluck party with your friends
Throwing a potluck party doesn't require any occasion. However, celebrating the last Monday of May with your friends, instead of having to go to the office, is an excellent idea. Isn't it? The weather is usually pleasant this time; so you can throw the potluck in your backyard. You can also find a good park in your neighborhood and enjoy the open air.
Explore your hometown as if you’re on a tour
Why not be a tourist and venture your hometown? How many times have you thought to visit the museum(s) but it didn’t happen? Plan a visit on this Memorial Day. It is best to get a tour book so that you can tick which places you’re yet to visit. This way, you can have a nice outing without spending much.
Visit your nearest beach with your family
The temperature usually remains pleasant throughout the nation during this time. So, you can plan to spend a day at your nearest beach. Alternatively, you can also plan a trip to a water park in your city or nearest to your place.
Visit your nearest zoo
When was the first time you visited a zoo? Grab the opportunity to relive your childhood on this Memorial Day. There are several zoos in the nation where you’ll find different activities like hatchery tour, free lectures, exploration zone, animal encounter, touching the animals, and so on.
Compare price and shop for items
Who doesn't know that Memorial Day comes with lots of shopping discounts? If you've signed for email updates, you'll be flooded with various discount coupons.You can use the discount codes from e-mails to shop online. The stores also have items offered at discount rates.
Search online to get better rates on traveling
Even if you're planning a tour during the Memorial Day, here's some tips to save money on your airline ticket in your trip.
Whatever option you choose to spend your Memorial day weekend, it is better if you make your plans early. It will help you, especially if you're planning a tour, as you'll be able to save more. In turn, it'll help maintaining your budget.