Besides being a patriotic celebration, Memorial Day is a wonderful opportunity to make the most out of your extended weekend. If you're like me, however, you're a dangerous combination of forgetful and budget conscious. And those qualities are a perfect recipe for realizing you have nothing planned for the upcoming holiday until it's potentially too late. Fortunately, for people who aren't necessarily the best at time management, there are plenty of last-minute Memorial Day getaways that won't break the bank or require extensive travel.
Since the recession and because most people don't have a ton of money laying around, staycations have quickly become a favorite holiday travel alternative for many folks. The idea is that you're still getting all the fun and relaxing benefits of a vacation without having to stray too far from your own backyard. But you can still plan an actual vacation even if it is last minute if you're clever about it.
So if you're looking for the best way to make the most of your Memorial Day weekend and you want to keep things as simple and budget-friendly as possible, then you're in luck. There are plenty of options for your entire squad — whether that's your family, your group of best friends, or you're a wolf pack of one — to have an amazing, last-minute Memorial Day getaway.