Saratoga Springs, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2013
With just a few short weeks left Memorial Day Weekend deals are still available. If you're planning to fly extend your getaway over Monday night and fly back on Tuesday or Wednesday when flights are cheapest.
NYC: The City honors our fallen heroes with parades all over the five boroughs. Officially reopening May 25th for swimming, Coney Island combines three miles of sand and surf with classic carnival rides, games and an aquarium who could use your support, post-Sandy.
Best Deal: $208 & up -- NYC: 4-Star Times Square Hotel, 50% Off
Boston: Walk the freedom trail and stop along the way in the Granary Burying Grounds where 3 signers of the Declaration of Peach are buried. Start at Boston Commons and stop by the visitors center where you can pick up an audio guide and also visit the "Military Hero's Garden of Flags" in front of the Soldiers and Sailors monument.
Best Deal: $186 -- Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers 26% Off found on yuupon.com
DC: Possibly the most patriotic place to spend Memorial Day Weekend: starting with the Thursday before Memorial Day when soldiers put a flag in front of every gravestone in Arlington National Cemetery and capped off with the laying of the wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns on Memorial Day. Expect grand parades with the US Army Band and lots of men in uniforms.
Best Deal: $153 -- Washington, DC: Washington Marriott 50% off on yuupon.com
Williamsburg, VA: Memorial Day “Festival Williamsburg” features weekend performances by top artists. The moving new “Threads of Feeling” exhibit will open at the Williamsburg’s Decorative Arts Museum with poignant stories of maternal scraps of material left for infants at London’s Foundling Hospital in the mid-18th century. Veterans, and their dependents receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission for the entire Memorial Day weekend—May 24–27, 2013.
Best Deal: $52 -- Days Inn Colonial Downtown - 35% Off on yuupon.com
Charleston, SC: Many believe the first Memorial Day celebration started in Charleston in 1865, celebrating the sacrifice of the Civil War soldiers. A wander through the charming historic district will bring those old days to life (even slipping so far back as the wild pirate days). Take a mule-drawn carriage ghost tour, or for an even more hair raising experience pop over to the Memorial Day Beard and ‘Stache Championships. The Spoleto Festival USA also kicks off and fills Charleston with well over 100 opera, dance, jazz, musical theater, chamber, and symphony concerts.
Best Deal: $733 & up -- Charleston, SC: Vendue Inn 2 Night Dining Credit & Tour Package for 2 found on Luxurylink.com
Orlando: May 24's a busy day in Orlando: Disney will remain open for 24 hours and SeaWorld's Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin is set to open. Orlando’s Wekiva River plays host to the 2nd Annual Team Patriot Paddle Memorial Day River Run; where paddle boarders, kayakers and canoe fans paddle away for eight miles in support of the Wounded Warrior Project and Heroes on the Water.
Best Deal: $205 -- Orlando: 2-BR Condo near Disney World sleeps up to eight
Waikiki: A celebration of remembrance takes place at Ala Moana Park with the 15th annual Lantern Floating. Visitors and residents gather to place letters of hope for the future or memories of loved ones who have passed onto lanterns to be floated from Magic Island at Sunset after a ceremony of song and dance. The three thousand lanterns created by volunteers are free, first come-first serve, to be personally launched. Collective remembrance lanterns will be available for those who wish their notes to be launched for them.
Best Deal: $312 -- The Royal Hawaiian 57% off found on yuupon.com
San Diego: The Fourth annual American Freedom Festival takes place on the flight deck of the USS Midway. Those looking for a bit more urban experience can head to the city’s Victorian National Historic District for the Gaslamp Art and Music Festival, with free music, art and fashions shows set amid the fabulous boutiques and eateries.
Best Deal: $115 & up -- San Diego 4-Star Waterfront Hotel, 50% Off
Seattle: Celebrate the best of the US this Memorial Day Weekend at the Northwest Folklife Festival, the largest in the Country. The 39th Annual Seattle Film Festival features films from around the world. Seattle’s Museum of Flight will satisfy history buffs with the annual Cascade Warbirds Fly-In, highlighting a wide variety of beautifully restored vintage military aircraft representing several nations' armed forces from World War II through Vietnam. A Memorial Day ceremony is also held and visitors can tour, or even fly aboard a historic Seattle-born Boeing B-17 bomber.
Best Deal: $135 & up -- Seattle 4-Star Downtown Hotel, Save 50%*
Las Vegas: The long Memorial Day Weekend is the ultimate excuse for a weeklong extravaganza of parties, concerts, top international DJs and wild events liberally sprinkled along The Strip and beyond. With outdoor festivals, celeb spotting, 15th annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival, poolside parties and fashion shows, even bikini bullriding…like a Spring Break for grownups, it’s not subtle, but it is Vegas.
Best Deal: $59-$69 -- Vegas 4-Star Hotel incl. 2-for-1 'Cirque' Tickets