Memorial Day Holiday comes with the first real long weekend which officially kicks off the warm summer season. You and your small clan might be planning to hit the highway in search of adventure away from home. As much as most Americans might be in love with sandy beaches during warm summer weather, the wine connoisseur and travel guru, Mike Asimos, advises that trying something inland can afford your clan lots of adventure.

There are plenty of awesome locations away from the beach that can make your family’s Memorial Day Weekend quite unforgettable. Michael Asimos recommends the following top five inland locales for patriots who are looking forward to enjoying the much awaited long weekend. Washington, D.C.

1. Washington, D.C.

Perched on top of the list is the good old Washington, DC. This is the place for hardcore patriotic citizens to spend their Memorial Day weekend. Besides the rich variety of military ceremonies happening around town, your family and friends can attend the Rolling Thunder Run, the Wall Motorbike rally, or the National Memorial Day Parade. While the motorcycle rally is quite a spectacle, the National Memorial Day Concert, held at the Capitol Building, steals the show. It is a unique event which features top personalities such as celebrated military generals, as well as, actors and singers, and several military bands and orchestras.

You can also opt to take a leisurely stroll through DC’s numerous awe-inspiring monuments, any time of the day, as you relish in the city’s unrivaled culinary products during your downtime. There are also a variety of comfortable hotels to stay in, including the historic W Washington D.C. which dates back to 1917.

2. St. Louis

Perhaps best known for the Gateway Arch, the famous “Gateway to the West,” St. Louis is a flourishing Midwestern city. The city is replete with historic character, and one of its main attractions (for both locals and tourists) is Forest Park. Its spacious and lush green space, theaters, art museums, and golf courses are quite alluring.

The travel maestro, Michael W. Asimos, says that you cannot run out of activities to engage in the lovely mid-western city. This coming Memorial Day Weekend, you and your small clan can catch the Bluesweek Festival, which features three days of pure blues, delicious food, and plenty of cold beer. The popular festival goes down at the Soldiers Memorial in Downtown St. Louis.

Your family will be spoilt for choice when it comes to places where you can stay. Among many others, you can choose to stay at the famous Cheshire. Full of British inspired elements as well as modern features, such as a stylish outdoor terrace and pool, you are likely to have a very restful stay.

3. Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is a city that exudes pure old-world romance. Besides the horse-drawn carriages, splendid gardens, and the fresh ocean breezes, visitors make a beeline to Charleston each year to explore its several historic attractions. The Citadel, which is a military college that was started almost 200 years ago, is one of the main attractions this Memorial Day Weekend. It offers full-dress parades, which happen to be free and open to the public each Friday afternoon. There are also numerous Civil War sites spread throughout the city and its surroundings that you can visit.

The Memorial Day officially opens Charleston’s world-famous Spoleto Festival, which is known to feature 17 days and nights of dance, theater, opera, jazz, and symphonic music plus much more in the city’s historic venues. As a Jazz aficionado, the Spoleto Festival is Michael Asimos’s favorite in Charleston.

4. Palm Springs, California

Palm Springs is a resort city located right in the middle of the California desert. It offers an excellent family getaway for great R&R, art gallery browsing, golfing, and poolside sunbathing. The city is endowed with abundant natural beauty, including breathtaking mountain panoramas. This is definitely a place for nature lovers who love to explore the natural desert scenery to explore.

One of the most popular activities here is hiking, which takes place at the Indian Canyons. This Memorial Day presents a perfect opportunity to attend the Palm Springs Air Museum Memorial Day Flower Drop. This is an event that takes place annually, whereby 3,000 white and red flowers are dropped from a B-25 Bomber in a special dedication to the selfless American servicemen.

5. Las Vegas

If you and your friends are looking forward to really hard partying, then Vegas should be your next destination this Memorial Day Weekend getaway. Large crowds are to be expected in Vegas during this special 3-day summer weekend, but that is exactly what makes Vegas really rock. The huge crowds of booze-guzzlers, pool-goers, and daring gamblers can set you in the partying mood.

Conclusion

There is no reason as to why you have to suffocate yourself milling in the huge crowds at the beaches this Memorial Day Weekend when there are several other awesome inland places that you can take your family to, and still afford to have a terrific time. Be sure to hook up with the travel guru, Michael Asimos, so that you can have the best tips on where to go.