The time to make plans for Memorial Day weekend is now!

Aside from Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day, the next big holiday we have to look forward to is Memorial Day. This is a day in which we remember those men and women who gave their lives so that we may live in a free nation. In a way, we honor that gift by living fully in that freedom. This typically looks like road tripping, grilling, getting out on a body of water, or whatever it may be that truly makes us feel alive and happy.

So what are you planning for the long holiday weekend?

PopSugar compiled a list of the Top 45 Memorial Day Weekend Destinations to help us out. These are places that serve as great escapes from the daily grind, as well as the perfect location to officially kick off the summer season. From coast to coast, all of these would be great options.

Including three Colorado spots.

Boulder: Aside from being in the foothills of the Rockies, Boulder is consistently ranked one of the happiest and healthiest cities in the nation. Fresh air, art, craft beer... what else do you need?

Manitou Springs: Just outside of Colorado Springs, you'll find a town filled with history, art, boutiques, craft beer and delicious food in Manitou Springs. There's also plenty of opportunity for adventure, like climbing all 2,744 steps of Manitou Incline.

Grand Lake: This quaint lakefront town feels like it's right out of a storybook. Aside from its charm, there are plenty of activities on the water and in the great outdoors.

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