9 Amazing Memorial Day Destinations

A Waze survey of 1,000 U.S. drivers found that the road trip is still very much an all-American pasttime. Can you believe more than 1/4 of all drivers take road trips lasting 6-10 hours? Some other interesting facts:
  • Drivers need tunes and guidance to get from A to B; respondents voted that a killer playlist (26%) and a good navigation device (25.5%) were the most important factors to make a road trip a success.
  • 30% of drivers plan to hit the road more often than they did last summer. 
Want to jump in the car this weekend but haven't had a chance to plan? See the list below for 9 great Memorial Day destinations! 1. East Hamptons, New York
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No surprises here. These small villages have become the quintessential Memorial Day spot for many New Yorkers. Host to some of the US' most naturally beautiful beaches, The Hamptons also boast fabulous restaurants, shopping, museums and nature trails.
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2. Hilton Head, South Carolina
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Looking for a holiday at the beach? Hilton Head in South Carolina makes an excellent choice. Famous for their beautiful beaches on the shores of the Atlantic, Hilton Head offers serenity and peace of mind that is sure to leave any beachcomber in a state of bliss. Drive to Hilton Head with Waze 
3. Carmel, California
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Originally founded by artists, Carmel by the Sea makes a great destination for a long weekend. A short 2 hour drive from the Bay Area is easily worth the beautiful scenery and white sands. Carmel also allows its visitors some great opportunities for kayaking and snorkling. Drive to Carmel with Waze
4. Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah makes a great choice for Memorial Day weekend. Only a 3 hour drive from Atlanta, Savannah offers beaches, art exhibits, spas and some great family activities. Bonus tip: Spring is the best time to visit Savannah as the azalea flowers are in full bloom. Go see it for yourself! Drive to Savannah with Waze
5. Chicago Illinois
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Sometimes, staying close to home on Memorial Day makes a lot of sense. If Chicago is where you call home, then staying in the city is a near no-brainer! With Navy Pier fireworks, a music festival, open beach season, and even a parade(!), Chicago proves that sometimes cities have the most fun when it comes to spending the long weekend. Drive to Chicago With Waze
6. Lake Austin Spa, Texas
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If it's sheer relaxation you're looking for then look no further than Lake Austin in Texas. This world class spa resort is the perfect spot for a relaxing massage and just hanging out by the pool. Drive to Lake Austin with Waze
7. The Keys, Florida
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Only an hour drive from Miami, the Florida Keys is teeming with activities for visitors of all ages. Whether you crave adventure or just relaxation, the Florida Keys is an ideal getaway for a long weekend. Even the drive itself on the overseas highway is pretty epic. Drive to Key Largo with Waze
8. Cape Cod, Massachussetts
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Thirty miles of gorgeous sandy beaches make Cape Cod a great long weekend destination. Cape cod offers opportunities for fishing, hiking and whale watching. A short drive away from bean town, Cape Cod is too stunningly beautiful to pass up. Drive to Cape Cod with Waze
9. Palm Springs, California
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As most Angelenos know, Palm springs makes for an excellent place to unwind. Sure it's hot there but that's the point! Palm Springs has something for everyone whether you want to splash around the pool all today, soak up the nightlife or even take a 30 minute road trip to Joshua Tree National Park! Drive to Palm Springs with Waze

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