Top Memorial Day Destinations

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Away.com discusses their favorite vacations for the Memorial Day weekend.

    Amanda Lukoff: Memorial Day marks the first long weekend of summer and it's the perfect opportunity to kick off the season with a trip. Away.

    com has picked three destinations that promise to deliver a fun weekend getaway.

    For many travelers Memorial Day is synonymous with the beach, and we suggest heading to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Beach bums are sure to find a spot to soak up the sun on the Island's 12 miles of sandy coastline. While active types can explore 100 miles of bike trails or tee off at one of the 20 golf courses.

    Want a weekend dose of the great outdoors, look North to Portland, Maine. This Jewel by the Sea has a relatively new art scene, but it has long been revered for its lobster shacks and lighthouses. Hiking or sea kayaking on Casco Bay is a great way to take in all the sites.

    For any barbeque lover a trip to Memphis, Tennessee is a must. This Southern bell of the city might be the home of the Blues, but it's also the home of more than 100 barbeque joints. When your hardest decision all weekend is whether to have your ribs wet or dry, you know it was a good vacation.

    So round up the crew and start the summer off right with a weekend escape for Memorial Day.