Where to Travel This Memorial Day Weekend

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BetMGM May 12, 2022, 6:39 AM

Memorial Day weekend is a fantastic time to treat yourself to a much-needed vacation. But with so many unforgettable Memorial Day weekend getaways out there, how do you possibly choose where to go and what to do?

Whether you’re craving some downtime in the great outdoors or you’re more a fan of playing online casino games, here are our top picks to make your Memorial Day weekend one to remember.

Las Vegas

Need some excitement in your life? You can’t beat the glitz and the glamor of Las Vegas, Nevada. Get your adrenalin pumping at one of the sought-after casinos, where you can take a temporary break from online slots and try your luck sitting down in front of a real slot machine (or a hundred!) Once you’ve played a few rounds and perhaps taken part in some casino table games, you’ll have the chance to attend a show or tuck into a delicious meal at an esteemed restaurant.

Of course, Las Vegas has a lot more to offer than just its notable nightlife. During the daylight hours, why not explore the Grand Canyon or head out on a scenic kayak tour of the glistening green waters of Emerald Cove?

The Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes in northwest New York state is a go-to destination for nature lovers. If sipping on a crisp virgin cocktail lakeside with the sun on your skin and a beautiful view in every direction you turn sounds like a dream, then you can’t go wrong with a vacation here! The region comprises 14 counties and 11 narrow (finger-shaped) lakes running roughly north to south. Most residents lead simple, rural lifestyles, which is great news if you’re hoping to escape the hustle and bustle of city life for a few days.

Along with making the most of the beauty of the lakes, vacationers can also visit various state parks and museums, including the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester (a must for families with young children) and the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse.


Who can resist the unique Southern charm? Many vacationers gravitate to this South Carolina gem for its food and art scene, history-centric tours and laid-back style. Sit down in one of the streetside cafes for a steaming cup of sweet tea, accompanied by a hearty meal made using strictly in-season Southern ingredients.

When your stomach is nice and full, you can get some sun and splash about in the waves at one of the port city’s many public beaches. Sullivan’s Island is especially popular, located less than half an hour north of downtown Charleston (and connected by a land bridge.) Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Whidbey Island

Situated in Puget Sound, north of Seattle, Whidbey Island is Washington’s best-kept secret for outdoor enthusiasts, especially if you enjoy the fresh air, physical challenges and breath-taking scenery associated with a great hike. There are countless trails to explore depending on your fitness levels and experience, with Ebey’s Landing loop hike (in the northwest) being the most popular option for families. It promises gorgeous mountain and beach vistas and is dog-friendly (on a leash,) so there’s no need to leave your “fur kids” at home when you head out!

Other reasons why Whidbey Island is a top choice for a Memorial Day weekend getaway? There’s lots of local flavor to savor! Pop into a local smokehouse or seafood restaurant for mouth-watering dishes guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Staying home? We’ve got online slots to keep you entertained

If a vacation isn’t on the cards this year, we’ve got you covered at BetMGM this Memorial Day weekend. What a great opportunity to relax and unwind with a few online casino games that take your fancy! We have a variety of the internet’s best online slots for you to explore. Here are some newer titles to look forward to:

Cash Eruption

Imagine a beautiful Aztec theme, classic fruit symbols and an exciting respins bonus round, and it’s easy to understand why Cash Eruption is quickly becoming a sought-after casino game for those who enjoy playing slots online. The RTP (return to player) ratio for this IGT creation varies between 93.1% and 96%.

Wolf Run

If you prefer games with a retro look and feel, you’ll love the old-school graphics of this wolf-themed slot favorite – yet another IGT masterpiece. It’s a five-reel, 40-payline game with bonus rounds and free spins, along with a decent RTP of 94.98%. The gameplay will have you howling with delight if you get lucky!

Temple of Fire

Get fired up with Temple of Fire, another Aztec-themed slot game known for its exceptional graphics, expanding wilds and notable winning potential. This title’s low to medium volatility and 96% RTP help it stand out from the rest.

Play some great online casino games with BetMGM

Here at online casino BetMGM, we offer more than just enthralling slot games. You can immerse yourself in casino table games, live dealer casino games and even arcade games. In short, there are plenty of ways to relax and make this Memorial Day weekend one to remember. Feel free to register via our convenient mobile portal to take a look at what’s currently on offer. 

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