- Boston. Where is there a more patriotic destination that Boston? The first thing you’ll want to do is head to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Boston Common, America’s oldest public park. Here you’ll see The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund garden of flags — all 20,000 of them (see photo). These commemorate the Massachusetts service members who have given their lives to defend the United States and our freedom.
A ceremony to honor Massachusetts service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan will be held on the Common on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 at 10am.
Boston timeshare rentals start at $214/night.
- Phoenix. The heat of summer has not yet arrived, and generally the weather for a Memorial Day celebration is on the perfect side. Head to Phoenix for a Memorial Day full of great music. The Arizona Academy of the Performing Arts in Tempe hosts its 10th annual Memorial Day Celebration that celebrates Marching Music, highlighting The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, which will debut its 2012 musical production “Left of Spring.”
Along with rousing music you’ll be able to enjoy family-style barbeque, raffles, auctions, and fun street performers.
Greater Phoenix timeshare rentals start at just $71/night.
- Honolulu. This Hawaiian city is a fitting place to celebrate Memorial Day as it annually commemorates the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and those who lost their lives on that fateful Sunday. And this year marks the 50th anniversary of the USS Arizona Memorial.
The 2012 Memorial Day observance of that anniversary will include instrumental and vocal ensembles from every state in the union, each acting as an ambassador from its individual state to the 5oth Anniversary commemoration.
You also won’t want to miss the Lantern Floating Ceremony (see photo) held on Magic Island at the Ala Moana Park, every Memorial Day at sundown. More than 3,000 candlelit lanterns are set afloat on the ocean, a traditional Buddhist rite originating in Japan. The ceremony serves to honor those who have sacrificed their lives in war, and to pay respect to ancestors and loved ones who have passed away. Oahu timeshare rentals start at just $99/night.
Friday, May 25, 2012
3 Top Memorial Day Destinations for a Timeshare Vacation
Along with picnics and barbecues, Memorial Day celebrations are also about parades, marching bands, and, yes – memorials. Below are three top destinations where you can have a timeshare rental vacation and enjoy some of the best that Memorial Day has to offer.