The unofficial kick-off to summer is here and everyone is thinking about where to go and what to do with their extra time off. No plans for your long weekend? No problem! We’ve rounded up five amazing and affordable trips for Memorial Day weekend.
Maybe we’re biased, considering Nashville is home to our headquarters, but we think it’s the perfect Memorial Day weekend spot! It’s home to the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame, and countless country music museums so you can get your fill of country history before heading to Broadway to honky tonk the night away. You can grab a bite to eat at the iconic Loveless Cafe, enjoy traditional southern BBQ at HoneyFire, or try some Nashville Hot Chicken at Hattie B’s. Don’t forget to visit Centennial Park and see the full-size replica of the Parthenon and then head over to the Hermitage to see Andrew Jackson’s former home. For more information on Nashville, visit www.nashville.com.
Palm Springs, California
If you’re looking for guaranteed sunshine, Palm Springs is the weekend trip for you. Visit Joshua Tree National Park and take in a bird’s-eye view of the Coachella Valley by taking a trip on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. With plenty of free hiking trails, museums for every interest, and architectural tours, there’s something for everyone in Palm Springs. Another plus for this weekend getaway? You’re only about two hours from some of the most beautiful beaches on the west coast! For more information on Palm Springs, visit www.palmsprings.com.
Maybe you’re more of a fresh mountain air type of traveler? If so, Denver may be the perfect place for you to spend your long weekend. With historical, outdoorsy, and family-friendly activities, Denver is full of adventure. Make Union Station your first stop and allow yourself a few hours to explore the shops and food inside Denver’s iconic landmark. If beer is your thing, you’re in luck! Denver is home to Coors, and you’ll find craft breweries all across the city. You have to make time to visit Red Rocks, an iconic amphitheater under the Rocky Mountain sky, and make the short drive over to Rocky Mountain National Park. For more information on Denver, visit www.denver.org.
Considering we’re talking about Memorial Day weekend, it only makes sense that Washington, D.C. is on the list. From the White House to the Washington Monument and the Library of Congress, there are plenty of iconic sites to see. You can enjoy your morning at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History or the National Air and Space Museum, stop by the National Portrait Gallery, and pay your respects at Arlington National Cemetery, where soldiers stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Why not visit a city that’s full of American history on the weekend dedicated to remembering those who gave their lives for our country? For more information on Washington, D.C., visit www.washington.org.
Charleston, South Carolina
Of course, we can’t forget America’s #1 Small City. There are a variety of things to do and see in Charleston and here are a few that we recommend: visit Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; visit the Battery, one of Charleston’s most beloved spots; and stop by the City Market to pick up souvenirs that are native to the south. The cobblestone streets and charming, pre-Civil War homes will win you over instantly. For more information on Charleston, visit www.charleston.com.
No matter you’re headed for this long weekend, having the right insurance is important before you hit the road. Call your local Acceptance agent for a free, no-obligation quote and find out how much we can save you on your insurance!