Washington, D.C. is one of the best places to celebrate the spirit of Memorial Day and hose who have died in service to our country. Watch the National Memorial Day Parade and visit Arlington National Cemetery for an educational and patriotic holiday. For a more grown-up celebration, Las Vegas has its own lineup of festivities. Frozen fans will love the 24-hour summer kick-off celebration of Disney’s Coolest Summer Ever.

If all of this planning, strategizing and battling holiday crowds and traffic seems completely stressful and overwhelming, consider foregoing Memorial Day weekend getaways in favor of simple fun close to home. Find out what Memorial Day events are happening in your town or you can even plan a backyard picnic or barbecue.