12 Memorial Day Ideas to Enjoy With the Entire Family
Make some unforgettable memories this Memorial Day weekend.
Fill your Memorial Day weekend with activities the whole family will enjoy. It's always nice to have a three-day weekend, and there are many ways you can both enjoy yourself and honor our fallen heroes.
Pay Respects at a Cemetery
Send A Care Package
Honor the heroes of the past by sending a care package to an active duty service member. According to the Support Our Troops website, $25 gift cards to buy wifi are the most requested item.
Attend a Memorial Day Parade
Attending your local Memorial Day parade is a great chance to thank veterans for their service and honor those who bravely gave their lives for our country.
Host a Barbecue
Summer is almost here, which is the perfect time to fire up the grill and have a cookout with your friends and family.
Visit a Museum of Military History
Learn about the heroes and events of the past and visit a museum such as the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, VA, or the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.
Have a relaxing afternoon and head to the local lake or river and float in the cool water. Remember to pack life jackets!
Escape to the Great Outdoors
Take a little road trip on the three-day weekend and spend a few nights camping.
Plan a Family Picnic in the Park
Pack up some tasty lunches and head to the park for an active day of family fun.
Go Berry Picking
Sweet strawberries and blueberries will be in season around Memorial Day, so find the nearest farm with berry picking and get some fresh ingredients for your next dessert.
Go to a Baseball Game
Celebrate Memorial Day by enjoying America's past time. If you don't have a professional team to go watch, get a group of family and friends together and host your own game!
Head to the Beach
As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day weekend is the perfect opportunity for your first beach trip of the year. Prepare a picnic ahead of time so you can enjoy delicious food while watching the waves roll in.
See an Outdoor Movie
Most cities host outdoor movie screenings in their local parks—check if there's any playing near you on Memorial Day weekend for a fun family outing.