Face it, the beaches will be crowded and the water is still too cold for swimming. Washington DC is the place to be for Memorial Day Weekend, after all, this is where the Memorials are. Join us for one of our nation’s most patriotic celebrations and enjoy a weekend full of events and tributes.
Memorial Day Flash Sale : May 22 – 31
$75 off 2-night stay + Free parking* ~ book with promo code: MM2
$100 off 3-night stay + Free parking* ~ book with promo code: MM3
$125 off 4-night stay + Free parking* ~ book with promo code: MM4
*Please note that parking is limited and MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE.
5 Reasons You’ll Want to be in DC for Memorial Day Weekend
1. Rolling Thunder Run
Rolling Thunder is an incredible Memorial Day event that is unique to Washington DC. If it’s not on your Bucket List, it should be. It doesn’t matter of you like motorcycles or not, this is an incredible sight to see. Tens of thousands of motorcyclists from all over the country will participate in Rolling Thunder on Sunday, May 24 at noon. The mission of the parade is to draw attention to POW’s and MIA’s and to support America’s veterans. Come feel the rumble of the street, see the incredible motorcycles and be touched by the raw emotion these veterans display as they remember their buddies whose whereabouts are still unknown.
2. Arlington National Cemetery & the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
While you’re down on the Mall for Rolling Thunder, make sure to visit all the beautiful war memorials. Visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Find the name of a friend or loved one on the Wall at the Vietnam Memorial. Feel the movement of the haunting Korean War Memorial and be inspired by the grandeur of the World War ll Memorial.
3. “Burgers and Beers” at Woodley Park Guest House
After a moving day on the Mall, head back to the Woodley Park Guest House for “Burgers and Beers” courtesy of the owners. Sunday night Joe will fire up the grill while Courtney serves up beers from DC Brau, the premier craft brewery of the Nation’s Capital. With great names like Corruption, Smells Like Freedom and the Penn Quarter Porter this beer is as diverse and interesting as the city it’s from, and it’s also delicious!
4. 14th Annual Jazz in the Garden
If you’re in town on Friday evening, don’t miss the kickoff of the 14th Annual Jazz in the Garden concert series. These fabulous, free concerts are from 5:30 – 8:30 PM in the outdoor sculpture garden at the National Gallery of Art starting May 22 and concluding on August 28. Great sandwiches and refreshing Sangria are available at the Pavilion Café as well as pizza, draft beer and wine by the glass. This is a really fun way to spend the evening.
5. National Memorial Day Parade
For a very traditional celebration make sure to attend the National Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 25 at 2:00PM. Wave your flag to the sounds of marching bands and the sight of active duty and veteran service men and women on parade. This quintessential American pastime is the perfect way to wrap up a very fun Memorial Day Weekend in Washington DC.
Don’t spend another Memorial day weekend at the beach when you can have a really enjoyable and unique experience in Washington DC. There are wonderful, interesting and FREE things to do all weekend long and at we’re happy to help you plan your perfect Memorial Day Weekend.