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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

House Tybee Island
May 31 - Jun 7
$616 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Beautiful House in Tybee Island with Grill & Patio + Picturesque Views

Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia, United States
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Condo Long Beach Resort
May 27 - Jun 3
$197 per night
Condo ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Charming Condo in Long Beach Resort with Private Balcony + Balcony Views

Long Beach Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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House Hilton Head Island
May 24 - May 31
-22%
$634
$493 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Hilton Head Island with Grill, Pool & Patio

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Hilton Head Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States
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Information about Memorial Day Travel

📏 Average home size 202 m²
💳 Highest rates in December
🛏️ Popular home types House rental and Condo
🌡️ Hottest months 88 °F in July and August
❄️ Coldest months 12 °F in January and February
🌧️ Rainiest months May and June

Frequently Asked Questions

Memorial Day Travel: What is the nightly cost of a stay?

The average price for a rental in the USA is usually around $346 and $494 per night.

Memorial Day Travel: is there a good selection of vacation rentals for groups?

in the USA, large groups should look for House rental since they usually fit 9 guests.

Memorial Day Travel: what types of vacation homes can I book?

We would suggest browsing our incredible selection of Condos and House rentals in the USA.

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Revealed: The top 24 destinations for unwinding waterside this Memorial Day weekend

The 2024 'Lake It Easy' Index

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Looking to usher in the summer with a splash? For serene sunbathers, fishing fanatics, boating buffs, and keen kayakers, HomeToGo has dived deep into the data to surface the 24 best U.S. destinations for lakeside stays over the Memorial Day weekend. Shortlisted for the affordability of their surrounding accommodations, and ranked according to factors such as popularity, size, and spring/summer weather, these locations have been revealed as the top spots in which travelers can 'lake' it easy. Discover where to go for wonderful waterside weekends in the list and interactive map below:

Ranked: America's Top Spots for Memorial Day Weekend Lakeside Stays

Rank
Lake
State
Price Score
Popularity Score
Size Score
Weather Score
Total Score
#1
Douglas Lake
Tennessee
5.02
10.00
7.18
8.80
31.00
#2
Shasta Lake
California
10.00
5.29
7.10
8.60
30.99
#3
Lake Lure
North Carolina
6.06
9.93
5.03
8.20
29.22
#4
Bear Lake
Utah/Idaho
5.00
7.10
10.00
6.60
28.70
#5
High Rock Lake
North Carolina
8.63
5.33
6.07
8.40
28.43
#6
Lake Placid
Florida
8.06
5.11
5.22
10.00
28.39
#7
Lake Sinclair
Georgia
6.00
5.95
6.08
8.80
26.83
#8
Center Hill Lake
Tennessee
6.34
5.18
6.29
8.60
26.41
#9
Lake Burton
Georgia
7.21
5.45
5.18
8.20
26.04
#10
Lake Jocassee
South Carolina
5.85
5.57
5.52
8.80
25.74


Mapped: America's Top Spots for Memorial Day Weekend Lakeside Stays


More About America's Top Spots for Memorial Day Weekend Lakeside Stays

#1 Douglas Lake, Tennessee

Douglas Lake enchants with its Smoky Mountain backdrop, offering endless water sports and trophy-sized bass fishing. Discover secluded coves (perfect for picnics or birdwatching) while hiking its scenic surrounding trails.

Median nightly price for a vacation home: $478.44

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#2 Shasta Lake, California

Emerald waters and cascading mountains frame Shasta Lake, a haven for houseboating, fishing, and hiking in Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Explore miles of shoreline and hidden waterfalls in this majestic outdoor playground.

Median nightly price for a vacation home: $225.72

🏡 Find your Shasta Lake rental today

#3 Lake Lure, North Carolina

Tucked in Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure offers serene boat tours, refreshing swims, and sun-soaked shores. Venture to nearby Chimney Rock State Park for hiking trails and breathtaking cliff-top views.

Median nightly price for a vacation home: $425.52

🏡 Find your Lake Lure rental today

#4 Bear Lake, Utah/Idaho

Dubbed the "Caribbean of the Rockies," Bear Lake dazzles with its turquoise waters and sandy beaches. Straddling the Utah-Idaho border, it's a hotspot for boating, trout fishing, and swimming.

Median nightly price for a vacation home: $479.52

🏡 Find your Bear Lake rental today

#5 High Rock Lake, North Carolina

Nestled in the Piedmont region, High Rock Lake invites guests to tranquil waters ideal for fishing, tubing, and watching the sun set. Don't miss the nearby town of Lexington, touted as the "Barbeque Capital of the World".

Median nightly price for a vacation home: $295.38

🏡 Find your High Rock Lake rental today

Methodology: How this guide was produced

HomeToGo price data was used to collate a shortlist of 24 U.S. lake destinations in which the median price per night for a vacation home stay was less than $500 during the two weeks surrounding the 2024 Memorial Day weekend. In order to rank these destinations, four data points were researched: the median nightly cost for a vacation rental, the popularity of each lake destination amongst travelers, the size of each lake, and the average weather conditions for the area during the months of May and June. After obtaining the raw data, each data point was assigned a representative numerical value between 5 and 10, with 5 representing the lowest data point and 10 representing the highest data point. The hypothetical "perfect score" would be 40 out of 40. The following equation was used in order to calculate this for every factor:

Score(i) = 5 · (x(i) - xmin ) / (xmax - xmin ) + 5

Price Score: HomeToGo data was used to find the median cost per night for a vacation rental on/near to each lake with a check-in date during the two weeks surrounding the 2024 Memorial Day weekend. The area with the lowest median nightly price for a vacation rental was awarded a maximum score of 10, and the remaining locations were awarded a score of 5 or higher. Data was collected in April 2024, prices are subject to change.

Popularity Score: HomeToGo data was used to find the search volume for vacation rental stays with a check-in date during the time period surrounding Memorial Day 2024 (27 May) for each lake. The area with the highest search volume was awarded a maximum score of 10, and the remaining locations were awarded a score of 5 or higher.

Size Score: The lake surface area in acres for each destination was calculated. The location with the largest lake surface area was awarded a maximum score of 10, and the remaining areas were awarded a score of 5 or higher. Data was collected in April 2024, availability is subject to change.

Weather Score: Historical weather data was used to determine the average maximum temperatures for the months of May and June. The lake destination with the highest overall average temperature was given a score of 10, and the remaining areas were awarded a score of 5 or higher.

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