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3 Alternative Memorial Day Weekend Travel Destinations

by Katie Skrzek

May 15, 2024

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According to AAA, Memorial Day weekend travel is expected to be the busiest in nearly 20 years. If you’re among the 43-plus million people planning to hit the road for the unofficial start of summer, consider a visit to one of these alternative long weekend destinations for family travelers.

 

Bermuda

Instead of sitting in traffic driving to an East Coast beach, hop on a flight to Bermuda! Easily accessible from many East Coast airports, the island boasts excellent dining and shopping. Book at stay at The St. Regis Bermuda Resort, one of the island’s newest resorts. The luxury property features direct beach access, a spa and St. Regis Butler Service.

 

Palmer Hill Trail

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Great Western Catskills, New York

While many vacationers flock to Hudson, New York, consider visiting the Great Western Catskills region in upstate New York’s Delaware County. Known for its fly fishing, the region is home to hundreds of miles of fishing waters. Other popular outdoor activities including hiking, biking, golfing, horseback riding and kayaking.

 

Rainbow Ryders

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Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale offers travelers plenty of outdoor activities, as well as indoor options to beat the heat. Head out on a hot-air balloon ride or guided kayak tour, then cool off with a spa treatment at one of the city’s more than 50 resorts and day spas.

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