Memorial Day Weekend Travel and Resource Guide

All the resources and information you need to plan your Memorial Day weekend

PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – It’s the unofficial start of summer, a holiday weekend that recognizes those who have served our nation, and three days when outings and travel take place.

Use this guide to connect to all the resources and information you need to plan your Memorial Day weekend.

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Travel

AAA: Memorial Day trips will exceed 39 million this year

AAA predicts that more than 39.2 million people will hit the road or fly, which is an increase of 8.3% over last year.

“Memorial Day is always a strong predictor of what’s to come for summer travel,” said Paula Twidale, senior vice president, AAA Travel. “Based on our projections, summer travel isn’t just heating up, it’s going to be on fire. People are late for a vacation and they are looking to catch up in the coming months. » READ THE FULL STORY »

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Overall the long weekend weather is MUCH better than last Memorial Day weekend. Keep checking with our Weather now updates, detailed 7-day forecasts and our new Ocean, Bay and Beach report.

WEATHER NOW | DETAILED 7 DAYS | OCEAN, BAY AND BEACH | RADAR | HOUR BY HOUR


Events and happenings

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It’s the unofficial start of summer! With warmer weather approaching this Memorial Day weekend, you’ll want to get your sunscreen on for ceremonies and celebrations for the whole family. With some intermittent rain forecast for Saturday, be sure to check individual websites for changes and cancellations.

We also highlight and list the best events in our area on The Rhode Show’s weekly Eye on RI and Happening Here, as well as our comprehensive Community Events Calendar which lists events and happenings submitted by members of our community.

This specific Memorial Day weekend: Memorial Day weekend events planned for southern New England

📅 Summer This Week: Featured Fun and Festivities | Rhode Show Happening Here | Eye on RI: unofficial start of summer | WPRI.com Community Events Calendar


COVID Concerns

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COVID-19 MONITORING: Live interactive charts, maps and data


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