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12 Memorial Day Ideas to Enjoy With the Entire Family

Make some unforgettable memories this Memorial Day weekend.

Pay Respects at a Cemetery

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

Pay Respects at a Cemetery

Not everyone can pay their respects at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend, but there are many national cemeteries across the country where you can place American flags on the resting places of fallen soldiers.
Send a Care Package

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

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

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

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.

Go Tubing

Go Tubing

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

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

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 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

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

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

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.