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 New Orleans.

Being in Louisiana, we know that this is a no-brainer. From live music to delicious food, you can't go wrong in the Big Easy. Memorial Day Weekend is also when Bayou Country SuperFest is happening so the party scene will be in full force. Not to mention it will be perfect crawfish boiling season.