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Ideas for holiday travel from TravelChannel.com

TravelChannel.com has some ideas for this coming Memorial Day without going to the beach. Here are some ways/destinations to avoid the clogged highways and beaches this year.

Washington DC – So what can be more patriotic than going to our nation’s capitol? All around town there will be military ceremonies, then there is the National Memorial Day Parade, the Rolling Thunder Run to the Wall motorcycle rally, the National Memorial Day Concert at the Capitol Building with guest appearances by Colin Powell and Gary Sinise.

Las Vegas, Nevada – This is a place to party hardy! There are many places with pools and pool parties if you still long for a soak.

Palm Springs, California – This resort is right in the middle of the desert. You will find golfing, art galleries, pools, and natural beauty. There is the Palm Springs Air Museum’s Annual Memorial Day Flower Drop with 3,000 red and white carnations dropped in dedication to area servicemen as well.

Austin, Texas – Austin draws many artists, there are scenic walking trails, lively nightlife, and boating in Lake Travis.

Denver – You can visit the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and Denver Botanic Gardens. on Memorial Day they will have a Day of Rock at the 16th Street Mall. Downtown they will have the Denver Arts Festival.

For more holiday destinations visit TravelChannel.com.

~ Jody Victor