Memorial Day honors the men and women who risked their lives to fight for our country's freedom. It's also the unofficial start of the summer season, which means it's time to fire up the grill, stock the cooler, and enjoy a nice long weekend. Whether you want to hit the road or just chill in your own backyard, there are lots of options for you to celebrate with family and friends. But there are some Memorial Day activities you need to start planning now, to make sure you aren't left totally disappointed.
Getting tickets to a game or a concert, securing a rental car or hotel, and even shopping for the perfect holiday weekend wardrobe is best when done in advance. That way, you have time to budget and coordinate the details with the rest of your group. And while you can't always predict everything (especially the weather), the more details you take care of ahead of time, the more time you have to chill.
So take a little time and some inspiration from this list to put your Memorial Day weekend plans together now. When you're relaxing with your favorite drink of choice, it will all be totally worth it.