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Take Part in Williamsburg’s Memorial Day Ceremonies!

Celebrate all that America has accomplished with a special Memorial Day weekend to Williamsburg. Get the most out of your summer vacation with a visit to several of Colonial Williamsburg’s most historic sites, including the Bruton Parish Church, French Grave site and the Palace. Fresh wreaths will be hung in these areas to commemorate soldiers who gave their lives in conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War. Honor your veterans by participating in this great event. You can find Williamsburg lodging for Memorial Day weekend as well.

While you’re in the Williamsburg area, you can find all kinds of exciting attractions to keep you busy, including Busch Gardens Williamsburg, one of Virginia’s most popular theme parks! Take part in some of the festivities featuring famous world cultures like Ireland or Germany with shows, cuisine and fun rides. Kids will take their turn on zooming roller coasters like the Battering Ram, Escape from Pompeii, Roman Rapids or the Griffon. Highlighted shows include Sunny Days Celebration, This is Oktoberfest and Celtic Fyre.

Switch from land to water at Water Country USA, providing the full summer experience. Cool off on a hot day with splashing rides like Big Daddy Falls, Malibu Pipeline, Rampage or Adventure Isle. Remember, many of these rides can hold multiple people in one raft, so the more the merrier. Invite your family and friends along with swim wear for a fantastic experience in Williamsburg’s number one water park. For those that would rather relax and tan, the park also provides more than 1,500 lounge chairs within its boundaries.

Memorial Day Weekend in Chattanooga, TN

Memorial Day Weekend gives you a three day weekend to relax. Why not spend your time relaxing in beautiful Chattanooga, TN? It’s a lovely area for sightseeing and outdoor adventures. Go kayaking in the Tennessee River Gorge Canyon and experience the wonder of the United Nation’s Biosphere Reserve with the Tennessee River Gorge Canyon Kayak Eco Tours Adventure. This activity will give you incredible views and encounters with endangered wildlife in the area. Home to 184 species of birds, 63 species of mammals, and 193 species of butterflies, this area has no shortage of sights for you to enjoy as you paddle along in your kayak.

For more nature experiences on your long weekend, visit the Chattanooga Nature Center. This nature center will have scenic trails for you to walk along and enjoy the peace and quiet of the area. As you walk, be on the lookout for the 30 native species of animal commonly found along the trails. You may see owls, turtles or even the endangered red wolf on your walk.

In the evening, enjoy some time indoors with the Murder Mystery Dinner Shows at Vaudeville Cafe. When you arrive at the theatre, you will get to meet the “suspects” who will greet you in character. Take note of their different personalities and costumes as they will give you clues when you try to solve the inevitable murder that will take place onstage. This delightful dinner and show combination is a perfect way to end an evening in Chattanooga.

Memorial Day Weekend in Nashville, TN

Take a break, and go to Nashville, TN for your Memorial Day Weekend. With the endless opportunities for sightseeing and entertainment, there is no better city to spend your time off. The Loretta Lynn Dude Ranch is it’s own complete attraction in Nashville with swimming pools, canoeing, paddle boats, and even a theater. It’s an entire park for you to enjoy.

The Nashville Limo Sightseeing Tours are a fun sightseeing opportunity for your time in Nashville. Go first class to each of the most famous attractions found in the city. See the homes of the stars like Dolly Parton or Alan Jackson from your comfortable limo. This tour gives you the opportunity to stretch out and enjoy seeing where stars live while recieving star treatment.

See a bit of the history of Nashville with the Belle Meade Plantation Tour. The gorgeous, restored antebellum mansion on the plantation dates back 1853. You’ll experience period culture during this tour with dancing, storytelling, and blacksmith work. The plantation also has antique carriages for you to examine. It’s a gold mine for historic information and fascinating old rituals.

Spend Memorial Day Weekend in Gatlinburg, TN

Take advantage of Memorial Day Weekend with a trip to Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge, TN. This area has endless opportunities for fun and excitement. It’s a wonderful place to visit for a brief getaway from everyday worries and stress. Start out with a dinner show that will give you the perfect escape from the real world with a hilarious performance. The Hoot ‘n’ Holler Dinner Show will give you music, laughter, and dancing with an Italian feast to boot. If laughter is the best medicine, you will come out of this show healthier than you’ve ever been before.

Another way to enjoy the great city of Gatlinburg on your vacation is to go and experience the Smoky Mountains ZORB Ride. Ride down an 820 foot hill in an eleven foot tall inflatable globe. Slip, slide, and spin in the globe as it takes off down the hill at a thrilling pace. The ZYDRO ride combines this thrilling experience with five gallons of water in the summer months so you can cool off on your ride down the hill.

For an interactive vacation activity, take a trip to WonderWorks Interactive Experience. This experience has been called “a theme park for the mind,” and it truly engages your mind and makes you think about the things you see and do. Lay on a bed of nails or scale a rock wall at WonderWorks and learn something about each activity. Enjoy mysteries and excitement in the varied opportunities you get to learn and play at this location.

Memorial Day Weekend Brings Extra Significance to Mount Rushmore

Spend Memorial Day Weekend at Mount Rushmore where history and all that America stands for is rich and plentiful. Remember America’s veterans from May 27th to May 31st in a place that represents what they fought for. The beginning of the summer season couldn’t possibly be better spent elsewhere. With Mount Rushmore and the open plains of South Dakota before you, you’re sure to really appreciate the sacrifice of our veterans on Memorial Day Weekend. 

Take the Mount Rushmore Grand Legends Tour to learn more about the historical landmark. See the faces of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt carved into rock and turned into a legendary landmark. Afterwards, visit Custer State Park for lunch and some scenic views. Then go for a trip to the Crazy Horse Memorial and more. This tour is one must-see adventure for everyone who ventures into the Mount Rushmore area. 

After a trip to Mount Rushmore, you might find yourself inspired to go rock climbing. For those who have never been rock climbing before, a great rock climbing experience can be found with the Mt Rushmore Rock Climbing Adventure for Beginners. This course teaches you the basics for a fun and safe first rock climbing experience. You can enjoy the beauty of the landscape while enjoying the thrill of learning a new skill. The 3 Hour Black Hills Rock Climbing Adventure is also great for beginners, and a rock climbing professional stays with the group for safe climbing.

Spend Your Memorial Day Weekend in Nashville, TN

country music hall of fameMemorial Day is just around the corner, and you still have time to plan your long holiday weekend in Nashville, TN with the host of exciting Memorial Day weekend activities in the Nashville area. And with the weather heating up, you and your family will find fun indoor and outdoor activities to kick off your summer.

With country music superstars filling the stage every weekend, the Grand Ole Opry is the undeniable draw to the area. And for this weekend, you will be treated to Rhonda Vincent, Caitlin & Will, Tracy Byrd, Ricky Skaggs, and Hal Ketchum, among others. For a full list of performers this weekend, visit the Grand Ole Opry blog.

If you’re traveling with children, they will love living the life of a zookeeper with the Zzzoofari Slumber at the Nashville Zoo. From 5 p.m. until 9 a.m. the following morning, the event allows you and your family to spend the night with the animals while you participate in tours around the zoo, hayrides, animal displays, and games. The event is great for animal lovers, as you will find that the experience is both fun and educational.

In addition to the headline events, you can also enjoy a quieter time with your family this weekend if you would like. Take time to visit the stunning Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, which features exhibits and recordings that highlight every country music legend in history. Look into different ticket combinations for the museum and plan your visit today. Or, take your family to Centennial Park for a stroll around Lake Watauga and the various memorials. Either choice is sure to bring education and excitement to your trip to Nashville.

Enjoy Memorial Day Weekend in Charleston, S.C.

1486Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to take advantage of all that Charleston, South Carolina has to offer: historical tours, family-friendly activities, and beautiful scenery.

Take advantage of the historical side of Memorial Day with a three-day Historic Charleston Vacation. Featuring the Charleston Harbor History Cruise and the Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour, you will be able to experience the important history of Charleston. The Charleston Harbor History Cruise will show you historical landmarks like The Battery, Fort Johnson, and the Holy City from the open water on the Carolina Belle. After your cruise, the Dark Side of Charleston Walking Tour will give you an alternate history of Charleston, showing you the seedy background of this beautiful city.

The Charleston, South Carolina Family Vacation has something to offer for everyone in the family. The South Carolina Aquarium features thousands of creatures sure to delight anyone. After the aquarium, pay a visit to Capers Island and see Charleston wildlife, including alligators, turtles, and possibly dolphins, in their natural environment. Continue your wildlife education with a tour at the Audubon Center in the Francis Beidler Forest. This three-day vacation is sure to entertain and educate, making the most of your Memorial Day weekend.