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Memorial Day Travel in the U.S.

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Planning your Memorial Day Vacation

Create travel memories and experiences that you won't soon forget. Memorial Day holiday weekend is an exciting time for families and individuals to enjoy a change of scenery together and celebrate the start of summer.

long-weekend in the USA: Top Accommodations

Apartment Lahaina
$337 per night
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Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, United States
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Apartment Lahaina
$300 per night
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Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, United States
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House Breckenridge
$221 per night
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Breckenridge, Summit County, Colorado, United States
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do vacation rentals for Memorial Day Travel cost?

On average, you can get an incredible rental for somewhere between $338 and $442 and find discounts up to 60%!

What kinds of rentals can I find for Memorial Day Travel?

You can find 773,047 Hotel rooms and 181,461 House rentals for Memorial Day Travel right here on HomeToGo.

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Travel predictions for Memorial Day, according to HomeToGo and AirDNA

Memorial Day Travel Forecast


With summer temperatures returning and vaccinations continuing to roll out across the country, Memorial Day travelers are gearing up to hit the road and experience some new destinations just beyond their own backyards. 

According to HomeToGo’s Return of Travel survey, 54% of U.S. travelers plan on traveling within 1-2 months after receiving the vaccine. HomeToGo has seen that start to play out for this Memorial Day with search demand for vacation homes increasing by 65% this year, compared to 2019.

As travelers look to responsibly discover new destinations for a much-needed getaway, HomeToGo combined its search data with AirDNA insights to highlight the major travel trends shaping this Memorial Day.

Memorial Day Travel Trends, Key Takeaways:

  • Long weekend trips are getting longer: According to HomeToGo search data, the average length of stay for trips over Memorial Day weekend is 9 days (+23% vs 2019)1
  • Travelers are headed farther afield: The average distance for travelers searching for homes on HomeToGo was 676 miles (+21% vs 2019)2
  • Demand for vacation rentals continues to rise: Searches for Memorial Day weekend stays on HomeToGo are up by 65% compared to 20193
  • Travelers are opting for coastal and mountain getaways over city trips: AirDNA data shows a 99% increase in summer pacing for rural destinations near beaches, lakes, and mountains compared to 2019. Alternatively, urban and suburban markets have seen a 68% decrease4 
  • Most Americans will be staying stateside this long weekend: 90% of searches on HomeToGo are for domestic destinations, compared to a 71% domestic share in 20195
  • Long weekend travelers are continuing to plan last-minute: The average time between booking and check-in for Memorial Day weekend is 28% shorter this year (70 days compared to 98 days in 2019)6
Sylvan Lake in the Black Hills of South Dakota

Fastest Growing Regions for Memorial Day

Over this past year, rural getaways and small towns have been in the travel spotlight, as more travelers look to escape the city and enjoy some time together in the great outdoors. This upcoming Memorial Day is no exception, with destinations near beaches, lakes, and mountains seeing nearly a 100% increase in pacing demand, according to AirDNA. These small towns and rural areas are expected to be popular throughout the summer as many travelers will be looking to stay socially distanced this year.

Destination
State
Average Daily Rate (USD)
Pacing Demand (vs 2019)
1
Black Hills
South Dakota
$317.11
155.60%
2
Broken Bow Lake
Oklahoma
$430.63
152.40%
3
The Ozark Mountains
Missouri
$310.81
127.40%
4
Lake Havasu
Arizona
$348.36
116.50%
5
Flathead Valley
Montana
$261.94
110.30%

*Based on AirDNA pacing demand and pricing data. Sourced April, 2021.

Mapped: Fastest Growing Regions for Memorial Day

Footnotes:

  1. Based on observed length of stay for U.S. searches on HomeToGo.com between January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021 for stays with a check-in date between May 28 - May 31, 2021, compared to the same period in 2019 with a check-in between May 24 - May 27, 2019. 
  2. Based on HomeToGo internal data representing the average distance to search for U.S. domestic trips, based on user origin, and a check-in between May 28 - May 31, 2021, compared to the same period in 2019 with a check-in between May 24 - May 27, 2019. 
  3. Based on the number of U.S. searches for vacation rentals on HomeToGo.com between January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021 for stays with a check-in date between May 28 - May 31, 2021, compared to the same period in 2019 with a check-in between May 24 - May 27, 2019. 
  4. Based on AirDNA data observing changes in short-term rental demand (nights booked) for Memorial Day 2021 vs. the same dates in 2019. Data was collected April 14, 2021.
  5. Based on HomeToGo internal data measuring the ratio of searches for U.S. domestic destinations vs international with a check-in between May 28 - May 31, 2021, compared to the same period in 2019 with a check-in between May 24 - May 27, 2019. 
  6. Based on HomeToGo internal data observing the average number of days between booking and the check-in date for searches between January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021 with a check-in between May 28 - May 31, 2021, compared to the same period in 2019 with a check-in between May 24 - May 27, 2019. 

Methodology:

Fastest Growing Regions for Memorial Day is based on AirDNA’s pacing demand for short-term rentals with a check-in during Memorial Day weekend, compared to the same period in 2019. 

Average Daily Rate (ADR) is used to measure the average daily rate paid by the guest during the length of the reservation. It is calculated by dividing the total revenue earned by the host for the entire reservation by the number of booked nights. Prices shown are in USD and subject to change.

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