I’m going to tell you something that you probably wouldn’t expect to hear from a travel blogger: I don’t like traveling on Memorial Day Weekend.
I 100% understand why people book a vacation this time of year: it’s the unofficial start of summer, the weather is (usually) ideal, and it’s a 3-day weekend. I traveled to the beach a couple of times during MDW in college, and honestly? I thought it was overrated. The traffic was horrific, hotel rates were sky high, and everything was super crowded. It just wasn’t for me!
Nowadays, I like to kick off summer with a good ol’ Memorial Day weekend staycation. Even though I live in a fairly touristy town, since I don’t live near the beach, a lot of those tourists choose to vacation elsewhere for MDW — meaning, us locals pretty much have the city to ourselves during the holiday weekend.
If you don’t have Memorial Day Weekend travel plans this year, here’s how you can have the perfect staycation at home!