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Memorial Day Weekend Getaways

By May 17, 2013

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Canada's already getting its May long weekend, this week: check out some ideas at About.com's Canada Travel site for Victoria Day Weekend 2013.

Meanwhile, in the U.S., Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May, and though its origin is a sober one-- to honor and remember those who've died in war-- and many events still commemorate this purpose, over time this long weekend has also evolved into the unofficial kick-off for summer-time.

Memorial Day fireworks - Photo courtesy of Sandestin ResortMemorial Day in 2013 is Monday May 27th. Many cities in the U.S. have special events including parades, concerts, and wreath-laying. Also, many resorts and hotels dream up special long weekend packages with BBQ's, entertainment, fireworks, to create some festive start-of-the-summer fun for their guests. Have a look at: Photo courtesy of Sandestin Resort.
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