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  • Writer's pictureDylan Kelly

Boston Ranks Among Top 10 Memorial Day Weekend Travel Destinations

Memorial Day Weekend in Boston promises an exciting array of activities, from the vibrant Flag Garden on the historic Boston Common to the electrifying Boston Calling music festival. As the unofficial kickoff to summer, this long weekend attracts thousands of visitors to the city.


AAA Report Highlights Travel Trends

Based on data from AAA, Boston is set to welcome not only its residents but also travelers from across New England. The report considers various indicators, including inbound flights, car rentals, hotel bookings, and traffic patterns. According to AAA’s car rental partner, Hertz, the cities with the highest rental demand during Memorial Day weekend are Orlando, Denver, Atlanta, Boston, and Las Vegas.

Top 10 Domestic Travel Destinations

Here are the top 10 domestic travel destinations for Memorial Day weekend:

  1. Orlando, FL

  2. Seattle, WA

  3. New York, NY

  4. Las Vegas, NV

  5. Los Angeles, CA

  6. Denver, CO

  7. Anchorage, AK

  8. Fort Lauderdale, FL

  9. Miami, FL

  10. Boston, MA

International Getaways

While Bostonians explore their own city, international travelers are drawn to iconic destinations. Paris, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, and London top the list of popular international getaways.

Navigating Traffic Congestion

If you’re traveling to or from Boston, be aware of peak congestion times. AAA estimates that traffic inbound to Boston will be at its worst from Manchester to Boston via I-93 South on Sunday, May 26, around 8:45 AM. The estimated travel time for this route is 1 hour and 48 minutes, representing a 50% increase compared to typical conditions.



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