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Top Memorial Day Destinations According to Yelp

Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching and that means summer is just around the corner. For many people, MDW means remembering loved ones and those who served in the armed forces, a cookout with family or friends, opening up the pool or lake house, and a day off work. For others, it means taking the first weekend trip of the summer. We were curious where Yelpers might be headed this weekend, so we asked our data scientists to tap Yelp search data from last year to give us a clue.

To determine this list, we looked at cities in the U.S. that saw the biggest spike in search traffic during Memorial Day Weekend in 2017. It’s no surprise that coastal and lakeside destinations dominate the list, from as far East as Provincetown, MA to Port Angeles, WA in the West. No matter where you’re headed this MDW, be sure to check Yelp to find great places to eat, things see and stuff to do.


  1. Port Angeles, WA

Book a tour with Port Angeles Whale Watch Company

Hike Hurricane Ridge

Eat at Kokopeli Grill


  1. Ocean City, MD

Rent beach equipment at Odyssea Water Sports

Eat at Liquid Assets

Take a quick drive to see the Fenwick Island Lighthouse


  1. Bar Harbor, ME

Check out National Park Sea Kayak Tours

Dine at Side Street Cafe

Experience Lulu Lobster Boat Ride


  1. Ocean City, NJ

Grab breakfast at OC Surf Cafe

Tour nearby wineries and distilleries with Day Sipper Tours

Rent Kayaks with KADS Kayaks


  1. Provincetown, MA

Eat at The Canteen

Relax at Namaste Spa

Experience Art’s Dune Tours


  1. Arlington, VA

Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Hike the Potomac Heritage Trail

Dine at The Liberty Tavern


  1. Rehoboth Beach, DE

Taste locally-brewed beers at Revelation Craft Brewing Company

Enjoy dinner at Shorebreak Lodge

Rent equipment or book a tour with Delmarva Board Sport Adventure


  1. Big Bear Lake, CA

See the lake with Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat

Eat at Peppercorn Grille

Explore the Pine Knot Trail


  1. Lake Havasu City, AZ

Take an evening boat ride with Sunset Charter & Tour

Brunch at The Red Onion

Experience Cattail Cove State Park


  1. Bainbridge Island, WA

Rent a bike and see the island at Bike Barn Rentals

Grab a bite at Steamliner Diner

Tour the Bloedel Reserve