Jenn Rice

Priceline.com calculated the top ten most popular cities to visit over the holiday weekend—and we'll tell you where to eat at each. 

Maria Yagoda
May 02, 2018

Memorial Day always has a way of sneaking up on us, and this year is no different. The May 28 holiday—which will results in a three-day weekend for millions—is the perfect excuse to pack up, leave town, and pretend you have a different life. 

It turns out, some people who are very ahead of the game have already booked their mini vacations. Priceline.com compiled data on the most-booked getaway destinations for the upcoming weekend (May 25 to 28), and coming in first place was Chicago. Seond place went to a city with a very different vibe, Las Vegas, which was followed by Atlanta, L.A., and Orlando to round out the top five. 

Below, we're listing the top ten Memorial Day destinations, according to Priceline.com's calculations—plus our food recs for each.

1. Chicago, IL

Don't miss Band of Bohemia, the world's first-ever Michelin-starred brewpub. The food is excellent. (And consider traveling around the city to eat these new-wave Chicago-style hot dogs. You can't go wrong with these tapas spots, either.)

2. Las Vegas, NV

There has never been a better time to eat in Las Vegas. Here's where you need to go

3. Atlanta, GA

You can't do much better than Hugh Acheson's nine favorite Atlanta restaurants, which includes Busy Bee Café for fried chicken and The Little Tart Bakeshop for pecan pie. 

4. Los Angeles, CA

Where do we even start? David Chang's new Marjodomo is a must-visit, and for prime Memorial Day relaxing, you'll want to swing by NoMad's newly opened roof for drinks and nibbles. Another lovely roof? The pool at the Kimpton Everly. Book a room that looks out at the Hollywood sign; it's okay, no one is judging you. 

5. Orlando, FL

Did you know there's a Wawa in Orlando now?? You didn't? OK, well there is. Plus, here are some of our favorite restaurants there. 

6. Boston, MA

Saltie Girl. End of story. 

7. New Orleans, LA

Our own David Landsel rounded up some spectacular dishes (all less than $15) that are worth the flight to New Orleans. First stop? A fried bologna sandwich at Turkey and the Wolf.

8. Miami, FL

Hit up Little Haiti for some of the best restaurants, coffee shops, and bars around. 

9. San Francisco, CA

Kenji López-Alt’s new San Mateo beer hall, Wursthall, is a winner. And maybe consider a sourdough tour of the city—and a stop at Dominique Crenn's new (and fabulous) Bar Crenn

10. Dallas, TX

Believe it or not—pizza. Swing by Cane Rosso, or any number of the restaurants that chef Jay Jerrier recommends