What's the Most Popular American Getaway for Memorial Day Weekend?

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Chicago and the Chicago River as seen at night.

Chicago is the most popular U.S. destination for travel for Memorial Day Weekend in 2011.

According to a poll conducted by Priceline.com, Chicago was named the most popular destination for Memorial Day travel last year. In Chicago, visitors can kick off the summer by swimming in lakefront beaches, attending a Major League Baseball game, or even exploring their historic museums. Chicago even starts off their summer festivities with fireworks at the Navy Pier. It's no wonder why Americans flock to the "Windy City" on Memorial Day Weekend, the city offers so many enjoyable outdoor activities.

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Source: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/provdrs/tourism/news/2011/may/chicago_welcomesvisitorsformemorialday.html