Top Ten Memorial Day Destinations

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Virginia Beach may have missed the list, but there’s plenty of reasons to give it another look this summer. (Photo by Meg McKinney)

Southern Living Editors put together a top ten list of Memorial Day Destinations. Our list follows below, but our question to you is this: where are you headed this Memorial Day? Whether it’s a backyard barbecue or a trip cross country, drop a comment and let us know your Memorial Day plans below.

1. Hilton Head Island, SC

2. The Keys, FL

3. Historic Triangle, VA

4. Gatlinburg, TN

5. Charleston, SC

6. Austin, TX

7. Mississippi Gulf Coast

8. St. Louis, MO

9. Asheville, NC

10. Jacksonville, FL

What are your Memorial Day plans?


  1. wholesale Desserts

    Good places in all. These list will be on my road trip. Check out the food places as well.

    June 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm
  2. Jon The DC Traveler

    I spent mine in Washington, DC. With the major Memorial Day tribute concert on the National Mall, events at Arlington Cemetery, the Constitution Ave. parade and more, it’s the perfect place to celebrate this national holiday.

    May 29, 2008 at 12:18 pm
  3. TB

    I’m driving from DC through the Blue Ridge Mtns. maybe stopping in Lexington VA and Blowing Rock, NC.

    May 23, 2008 at 10:23 am
  4. Kelsey Blackwell

    I’m floatin’ down the Cahaba with a six-pack, BLT and few friends.

    May 23, 2008 at 9:12 am
  5. Lisa

    My Memorial Day weekend we be spent tooling around B’ham, AL with one of my oldest and dearest friends, relaxing at Lake Logan Martin with good compnay, grilling up kielbasa, and possibly bringing back the American flag Jell-O mold dessert that graced last year’s 4th of July party.

    May 23, 2008 at 9:09 am

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