Last Minute Affordable Memorial Day Ideas

Memorial Day Weekend Ideas

Memorial Day weekend is only a few days away and some of us have forgotten to make plans, or perhaps we just thought we couldn’t afford to get away. Well, think again!  We’ve all earned the right to kick up our heels, take a load off, and enjoy this opportunity for some rest and relaxation.

We gathered up some insider getaway tips to help all you last minute planners so that you, too, can have the memorable (and affordable) getaway you deserve. Happy Memorial Day!


Romantic Hotel Escape

Couple on weekend getaway and screen shot of Hoteltonight app

It’s time to get a room, lovebirds!  But seriously, Hoteltonight is an app that sells unbooked hotel rooms at remarkably discounted prices towards the end of the day. Pick the destination city of your dreams, have a romantic day exploring the city, and then, in the final hours, use their app to check into an extravagant room for nearly half the price– the ultimate late night sexy rendezvous.

Railroad Rendezvous

American Amtrak driving through scenic countryside

Take a round-trip, three day expedition through the American scenic landscape on a romantic railroad adventure. Go see The Grand Canyon, The Golden Gate Bridge, or Niagara Falls. Regardless of where you are located in the United States, Amtrak offers romantic rendezvous’ to scenic hotspots equipped with sleeper cars and dining facilities. Save $150 per couple if you book anytime before June 3oth.


The Great Outdoors

Friends roasting marshmallows and playing guitar beside the fire

Pack the cooler, the s’mores, the hot dogs, and head out with a group of pals into the great outdoors. All you need is a tent and the stars in the sky to find some instant luxurious leisure–and a reservation of course: Score the best last minute reservations at  gocampingamerica.

Host Your Own Outdoor Movie Night

Group of people watching an outdoor movie

Upgrade your standard Memorial Day BBQ to an outdoor movie screening spectacular. Once the sun sets, grab some blankets, and use a projector or an old TV, pop some popcorn, and host the best double-feature your friends have ever seen–and this one’s on the house.


Backyard Water Park Adventure

Kids enjoying a slip and slide

Let the summer games begin! Skip those pricey theme park tickets and create your very own backyard waterpark. Head to your local Costco and purchase every wonderful water toy imaginable:  A giant slip ‘n slide, water guns, a kiddie pool filled with water balloons, and water balloon sling shots. Set up the mayhem on a grass lawn, throw on you’re bathing suit, and get down to business. For extra adult fun, pack a giant cooler with Coronas and limes, invite your favorite grown-ups, and let the good times roll.

Get Your Groupon On

Whale watching Groupon screen shot

Score package deals on last-minute fun-for-the-whole-family-adventures at, such as indoor trampolining, go-kart racing, arcade adventures, petting zoos, paintball, wall-climbing gyms, whale watching, and more. The world is your oyster at Groupon!