Growing up in Florida, where cold months don't exist, my parents made it a tradition for us to go to Busch Gardens in Tampa for almost every holiday. And while each trip was special, one I remember in particular is the year we went to the popular theme park during Memorial Day Weekend. I'm not sure if I remember it so vividly because it was ridiculously packed or because of the incredible fireworks they set off at the end of the night, but that specific family-friendly Memorial Day getaway was one that I'll never forget.
As we got older and our schedules got a little busier, it became more difficult to arrange a family trip over the holidays. Although our family theme park trips during Memorial Day weekend became close to non-existent, we found other ways to celebrate and be together, be it a BBQ at home or traveling to the grave sites of our family members and friends who passed while serving our country.
Whether your family time is spent paying homage to fallen soldiers or hitting the road with your family, these 11 family-friendly activities are the perfect way to have some awesome family time during Memorial Day weekend.