Can’t wait to get away this Memorial Day Weekend? Neither can we. And, for this year’s unofficial start of summer, almost anywhere you haven’t been for the past year will do the trick. As places are quickly getting booked, there is still availability and we have added some moderate-level hotel suggestions. If you are looking for a more luxurious hotel or perhaps want to budget even less on accommodations, we have a range of options (via HotelsCurated) that will best suit your needs without compromising on quality, value, and uniqueness.  

That said, here are our picks where you can spend a special Memorial Day weekend… 

Upstate NY

Just two hours north of New York City, this scenic mountain region and its tranquil surroundings gives visitors a break from the hectic energy of Manhattan. Accommodations range from rustic charm to luxurious comforts with easy-to-find farm-to-table restaurants. In addition to nature, there are two cultural destinations that will round-out your trip—one is Dia Beacon, one of the largest contemporary art museums in the country and the other is Storm King, which boasts large-scale outdoor sculptures blending art and nature into one experience. The Catskills are an easy destination for a quick weekend getaway from the city or a much-needed vacation. 

Cedar Lakes Estate

Photo: Courtesy of Cedar Lakes Estate

Florida Keys

Looking for paradise in your own backyard? The Florida Keys are about as an exotic and a remote beach getaway as you can get within the US mainland. Just an easy drive south of Miami off a 110-mile stretch of highway, you will discover an alluring collection of islands so close to the city yet a world away from the city lifestyle.

With all of the options available, we found these locations to be your best chance of a genuine tropical island experience with all of the amenities and services you could want. 

Amara Cay Resort

Photo: Courtesy of Amara Cay Resort

Los Angeles

??California is a dream destination for many and Los Angeles is the state’s biggest and most popular city. With endless sunshine, luxury lifestyle, the beach, and a multitude of things to do, this town is on everyone’s radar at any time of year. Whether you are into surfing in the Pacific Ocean, movie site spotting around Hollywood, or shopping on the famed Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive and everything in between, you will always have something to explore.

1 Hotel West Hollywood

Photo: Courtesy of 1 Hotel West Hollywood


Located halfway between Boston and New York, Connecticut is an easy place to visit. And for all of its New England charm, it is sometimes overlooked even though there is so much to do in such a compact state. Whether you are searching for that romantic bed & breakfast in scenic woods, fresh lobster shacks along the Atlantic, exploring colonial-era sites in the ports of New London and Mystic, counting lighthouses as you sail up and down the coastline, or trying your luck at the casinos, here you can have an array of exceptional experiences.

Delamar Southport

Hamptons, NY

Just 80 miles east of New York City, you reach the beginning of the Hamptons which are a group of towns, villages, and hamlets concentrated on the eastern end of Long Island and extend another 50 miles to the tip of the island. Offering a mix of white sand beaches with ocean breezes, farms for fresh fruit and vegetables, a laid-back vibe, historic charm, and, of course, exclusivity. However diverse your interests are, the one thing everyone has in common about this area is that it is an escape from the city. 

Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

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