Cheap Memorial Day Activities

Posted on 05/13/2010

Marking Memorial Day with a fun activity doesn’t have to mean starting summer off with a spend-fest. Cities across the US will be holding special events and offering free festivities. Make sure this long weekend is jam packed with friends, family and food with these cheap Memorial Day activities.

Buy a Cheap Southwest Flight - Southwest Airlines is offering awesome Memorial Day deals. Purchase your ticket May 13 for travel between May 27 and June 1, 2010. One way tickets start at just $55.

Book a Hotel Deal - Itching for a Memorial Day escape? Travelocity has you covered. Find hotel deals for Memorial Day weekend starting at just $29 for Midwest motels or $52 a night in San Francisco.

Plant a Garden - Now that there’s no chance of a frost, spending Memorial Day weekend planting a garden is an affordable activity that will pay off down the road. Pick up some tomato seedlings, herbs and your favorite veggies so that when summer is in full force, your garden will be too.

Hit the Pool - Get a jump start on your summer tan. Spend Memorial Day weekend poolside. Don’t have one? Talk to friends who live in apartment complexes or perhaps your gym has an outdoor pool you can enjoy.

Score Free Admission - Lots of attractions are offering free admission at some point over Memorial Day weekend. If you’re a member of the military you can get in free at more than a dozen Cedar Fair theme parks and at Colonial Williamsburg. These discounts also extend to family members accompanying active or retired military.

Fire up the Grill - Nothing says summer like a backyard BBQ! Invite friends and family over for a low-cost feast. Fire up the grill, throw on some hamburgers and celebrate the unofficial start to summer the American way.

By Alison Storm

The Body Shop coupon code - Save 30% off purchases sitewide (hello, sunscreen!) with coupon code STAFFPICKS through 05/15/2010.

The Children's Place - For a limited time, all Matchables are 3 for $15, so stock up on a picnic-worthy wardrobe for the little ones! Expiry unknown.

* Hot deals expire quickly. This deal may no longer be valid.


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