SEATTLE, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer. The sun is shining, backdoor barbecues are starting, and travelers all over the country are packing up for a three-day weekend. Hotwire® looked to see where people are traveling this year, and we weren't very surprised to find out that the coasts dominated…because nothing says Memorial Day like sunshine. Of all the warm East Coast possibilities, Florida is the most popular and no surprise, West Coasters are going to California. Also, Hawaii is expecting the most visitors from Alaska for Memorial Day weekend.
Regardless of where you're going, with only a few weeks left, now is the perfect time to book the ultimate weekend getaway for Memorial Day 2017. Here are the top five most popular destinations* for people traveling this Memorial Day weekend.
But, where are all these travelers coming from? The highest percentage of travelers is leaving these five less sunshine-y states for, well, obvious reasons.
*Prices based on search on May 3 for three and a half star and above Hot Rate Hotels during May 26 through May 30, 2017.
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Anita Lavine, Porter Novelli for Hotwire