05/20/2013 05:44 pm ET Updated Jul 20, 2013

10 Memorial Day Getaways NOT on the Beach (PHOTOS)

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and with it comes the official kick-off of the summer season. When that Friday hits, thousands of beach-bound celebrators will clog the highways on their way to sun and surf. But while we love a good beach day just as much as the next patriot, this Memorial Day we're excited to try something inland. Join us in avoiding the crowds, uncovering new corners of America, and - of course - honoring our soldiers, with parades, festivals, and much more at these ten locales not on the beach.

-- Kristina Fazzalaro,

10 Memorial Day Getaways Not on the Beach (PHOTOS)