Lodging.com Kicks Off Summer With Memorial Day Events and Trip Guides

Celebrate Memorial Day with Great Deals at Hotels and Resorts on Lodging.com

CHICAGO, May 9 /PRNewswire/ — Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial kick-off to the summer vacation season laden with plans for cookouts, pool parties, beach trips and festivals. Lodging.com — a leading online source for discounted hotel rooms — offers travel deals and an event guide to the hottest destinations for an unforgettable Memorial Day getaway.

* Washington D.C. and San Diego: Memorial Day is not only an extra day off from work, but a holiday to salute the heroes who fought and died for our country. This year, the National Memorial Day Parade will take place for the first time since World War II in the Nation’s Capital. Other observances include a wreath-laying ceremony at the Navy Memorial and Vietnam Veterans Memorial as well as the National Symphony Orchestra’s Memorial Day concert. Catch the festivities and stay at the three-star Washington Plaza starting from $120* nightly or the three-star Virginian Suites from $132* nightly. In San Diego, a Regional World War II 60th Anniversary Commemoration Event will take place at the Embarcadero Marina Park South to honor those who served in World War II. Stay at the Howard Johnson Inn Sea World for as low as $66* nightly or at the Days Inn Mission Bay starting at $105* nightly.

* New York and Chicago: One of the great American summer pastimes is going to the ballpark and this Memorial Day weekend, Yankees and Sox fans can continue their rivalry at Yankee Stadium. After a six-week break from each other, the two teams will face off again. Enjoy the thrill of the ballgame along with New York City’s world-class entertainment while staying at the four-star Sheraton Russell Hotel starting at $212* nightly or the three-star Sheraton Manhattan Hotel from $240* nightly. Chicago also offers the culture and excitement of cosmopolitan metros. Visitors can enjoy big-name bands at the Bud Light Stage in the Navy Pier Beer Garden and Navy Pier’s Skyline Stage. Stay at the three-star Lenox Suites starting from $120* nightly or Travelodge from $126* nightly.

* Atlanta and Philadelphia: Memorial Day Bar-B-Qs and cookouts are not complete without some upbeat musical rhythms to accompany the party. Philadelphia’s annual Memorial Day Jam on the River is a fun-filled food and music festival held on the banks of the Delaware River at Penn’s Landing. This all-inclusive holiday festival will feature three stages of non-stop music, sumptuous food, creative crafts and interactive fun. Stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Midtown from $136* per night or the four-star Sheraton Society Hill from $180* nightly. Down South, the 28th Atlanta Jazz Festival features internationally renowned jazz artists and activities throughout the metro Atlanta area. Stay at the three-and-a-half-star Wyndham Atlanta Downtown Hotel for $99* nightly or the four-star W Atlanta at Perimeter Center for as low as $100* nightly.

* Ft. Lauderdale and Miami: Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer beach season. Warm your toes in the golden sands of greater Fort Lauderdale’s sun-kissed beaches and treat your taste buds to the First Annual International Creole Fest at Esplanade Park. Stay at the three-star Paradise Beach Resort for as low as $81* nightly or at the three-and-a-half star Bahia Mar Beach Resort starting at $129* nightly. Or head further south to Miami to groove at the Sixth Annual Urban Beach Week — the largest Urban Festival in the world — along the popular South Beach Art Deco District. Enjoy the food, entertainment and music and stay at the Ramada Limited South Miami starting at $100* nightly or the Miami Days Inn Westland Mall for as low as $67* nightly.

* Orlando and Anaheim: For those seeking a getaway the whole family will enjoy, Orlando and Anaheim are classic family destinations packed with theme parks, nightlife and beaches. In Orlando this Memorial Day
weekend, Walt Disney World Resort will celebrate the most famous saga in movie history during the annual Star Wars Weekends at the Disney-MGM Studios theme park. Stay at the three-star Holiday Inn Maingate East for as low as $61* nightly or Best Western Plaza International for $56* nightly. In Anaheim, three-star Ramada Limited Suites starts as low as $63* nightly and Portofino Inn & Suites starts at $89* nightly.

For more information on any of these great hotel deals and more, visit Lodging.com.

* All hotel rates are per room, per night based on double occupancy, do not include taxes and/or fees, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until confirmed.

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