This Memorial Day Weekend, you may want to trade the classic “sleep in and BBQ” protocol for something fresh and exciting… or at least add something new to that already stellar combination! Aside from serving as a day to remember those who were lost while serving our country and to honor them by celebrating the freedoms we owe to them, Memorial Day also marks the beginning of the summer season. So put on the white dress you’ve been saving and step out into the warming air. No matter who you spend the weekend with, we’ve got something for you:
The Mom: For you, holiday weekends are about piling into the minivan and spending time with family. As a kid, I always looked forward to the road trips my parents planned, usually involving theme parks, cheap motels, patriotic pit stops at national monuments and, of course, lots of getting lost. Your destination, whether it be a waterpark, battleship, museum or county fair, is only a small part of it; The true family bonding happens along the way.
The Girlfriend: Whether you’re in a new relationship or basically married, there’s always one surefire way to delight a guy – take him to a baseball game! There’s nothing quite as American as spending hours huddled under a blanket, snacking on hot dogs and losing your voice from screaming encouragements at theplayers. Plus, he’ll love seeing you in his favorite team’s colors.
The BFF: You’re single, you’re free and you’ve got a whole weekend to spend with your friends. Obviously, nothing says “Welcome summer!” like a trip to the shore – weather-permitting of course -but if you’re looking for something a little bit different, then why not pull on your adventure shorts and head out to the wilderness for some camping? There’s no better time to appreciate the beauty of American nature and be grateful you can call it home. And who doesn’t enjoy roasting marshmallows ‘round the fire?
There are lots of classic things to do on Memorial Day Weekend and we wouldn’t suggest abandoning tradition, especially when it comes to honoring those who served our country (via parades and visits to their resting places), but there’s always more out there to do to celebrate the life we have in America. Go explore!