Considered the unofficial start to summer, the Memorial Day weekend holds endless possibilities for adventure all over America. From barbecues to live bands and everything in between, it’s the ideal time to explore the very best the country has to offer. Staying at an InTown Suites property this long weekend? Check out our top pics for some of the best places to celebrate Memorial Day.
Bluegrass on the Plains – Auburn, AL
An InTown Suites Staff Pick – Submitted by Taylor J., Auburn (YAA) property.
It’s all about bluegrass in Auburn on Memorial Day weekend. Fans of this fast-fingered music genre gather on Auburn Plains to listen to more than 20 live bands over seven days. In addition to tremendous tunes, highlights include a barbecue, a potluck, and arts and crafts activities. There are fun workshops to attend as well. Try your hand at the banjo or kick up your heels with a little clogging.
Luckenbach Ice Cream Social – Austin, TX
Beat the Texas heat with some sweet treats at the Luckenbach Ice Cream Social. About an hour’s drive from Austin, this sleepy small town has been a country music hotspot for decades. It’s a Texas tradition to make the trip out in the summer to sip a couple of drinks while listening to the twang of the guitar. This family-friendly event features handmade ice cream, an acoustic jam session, activities for kids, and best of all, it’s free!
Old Town BBQ Throwdown – Kissimmee, FL
Barbecues are almost as American as apple pie, and this Memorial Day weekend cook-off is one of the biggest in the Sunshine State. Teams put their best recipes to the test for a top prize of $10,000, so you can bet there will be some lip-licking eats at every booth. It takes place in Kissimmee’s Old Town, which offers unique shopping experiences and fun attractions for the whole family.
Atlanta Beach – Jonesboro, GA
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If you think Atlanta is a little too landlocked for beautiful beaches, think again! Clayton County International Park—affectionately known as Atlanta Beach—offers the perfect break from the big city. This fresh water, man-made beach boasts four waterslides, a kiddie pool, a mega water trampoline and an indoor playground. For even more outdoor adventure, set out on one of the park’s paved hiking trails or cast a line on the fishing lake. At just $10 for entry, it’s an affordable outing for the whole family.
600 Festival: Circle K Speed Street – Charlotte, NC
Start your engines and be a part of the action during NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 without breaking the bank. Meet the sport’s brightest stars, check out giveaways and cool interactive displays, and rock out to some big acts later in the evening on Tryon Street. Tickets are just $15 per day and offer an affordable alternative to grandstand seats on race day.
Whether you’re traveling for work or staying a little while longer, our accommodations are the perfect base to come home to after your Memorial Day Weekend adventure. InTown Suites offers affordable, convenient accommodations at our extended stay properties across the country.