Survey shows most popular summer activities, vacation spots

CREATED May 15, 2013

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    May 23-26: Comedian Andrew Dice Clay at Vinyl
    May 24: Kings of the Mic tour with LL Cool J, DJ Z-Trip, Ice Cube, Public Enemy & De La Soul
    May 25: Juicy Beach Party at Paradise Beach with Robbie Rivera. Afterparty at Body English
    May 26: REHAB party hosted by Diddy
    Costs: Tickets vary by event
    Where: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    More info: Click here

  • Memorial Day Weekend with Laura Croft
    When: May 24-26
    Where: PBR Rock Bar & Grill, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood
    What: Playboy Playmate Laura Croft will judge nightly bull-riding competitions. Happy hour specials from 4 to 6 p.m. each day including $3 domestic and draft beers, $19 beer buckets, two-for-one cocktails and half-priced bottles. All-day open bar access for $50.
    More info: Click here

  • Las Vegas Memorial Day Jam 4
    When: May 23-26
    Where: Orleans Areana, The Orleans
    What: The Memorial Day Jam will feature entertainment by Sam Chapman, DJ Calvin, Bill Berry, King Goerge and more. The event will also feature the 2013 Steppers West Awards Ceremony.
    More info: Click here

  • Free White Castle at El Cortez
    When: May 27
    Where: El Cortez, downtown Las Vegas
    What: El Cortez Hotel & Casino is serving free White Castle cheeseburgers to celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 27. Club Cortez members can enjoy free White Castle cheeseburgers while they play slots and table games, and the complimentary burgers will be served from noon to 6 p.m.

  • Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival
    When: May 24-27
    Where: Downtown Las Vegas
    What: The 15th annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival features more than 70 bands performing over the weekend. Bands scheduled to perform include Bad Religion, The Damned, Bouncing Souls, Swingin Utters and Low Class Brats.
    More info: Click here

  • 15th annual Memorial Day Festival
    When: noon May 26
    Where: Clark County Amphitheatre
    What: The Puerto Rican Association of Las Vegas will present the 16th annual Memorial Day Festival featuring Caribbean food, merchandise, arts and crafts, and live entertainment.

  • UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2
    When: May 25
    Where: MGM Grand
    What: UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva will be featured in a rematch in the Grand Garden Arena. More info: Click here Cost: $10 general admission, free for children ages 10 and under
    More info: Click here for info

  • Memorial Day Weekend at Senor Frogs
    May 24: Patio party from 3 to 7 p.m. with two-for-one margaritas and half-priced appetizers May 25: Latin night from 10 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.
    May 26: Senor's Sunday Funday with two-for-one drinks for their first round with check in on Foursquare or Facebook or a tweet May 27: $3 drink special all day
    More info: Click here

  • Free Memorial Day Buffet for Military
    When: May 27
    Where: Garden Buffet, South Point
    What: As a special thank you to all Veterans for their service, South Point’s Garden Buffet will be offering a free Memorial Day buffet Monday, May 27. Veterans or military members showing an active military card or DD form 214 will receive a free Monday breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet for them and a guest.

  • Dive-In Movies at Cosmopolitan
    When: May 27
    Where: Boulevard Pool, The Cosmopolitan
    What: The popular Dive-In Movies returns to Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan. Movies are shown at 7 and 10:30 p.m. The two movies on May 27 are "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "The Goonies."
    More information: Complete schedule

    When: Memorial Day Weekend
    Where: 3 golf courses
    What: Golf Summerlin is offering the "More You Play, the More You Save" on Memorial Day Weekend. Golfers will receive discounts at Palm valley Golf Club, Highland Falls Golf Club and Eagle Crest.
    More info: Golf Summerlin

  • Opening of Wet 'n' Wild
    When: Memorial Day weekend
    Where: Near I-215 between Sunset Road and West Warm Springs Road
    Cost: Check website
    What: The newest waterpark in Las Vegas is scheduled to open on Memorial Day Weekend. The park will feature more than 25 slides.

    When: May 25
    Where: Sapphire Pool & Dayclub, Industrial Road
    What: Movie and television actor Charlie Sheen will host a Memorial Day Party at Sapphire Pool & Dayclub. DJ sets by Crystal hener and Sid Vicious. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
    More info: 702-869-0003

    When: May 25 & 27
    Where: Findaly Chevrolet, 6000 S. Torrey Pines Drive
    What: Findaly Chevrolet is inviting service members and veterans to enjoy a Memorial Day Weekend Celebration. There will be a barbecuse, military vehicles on display, live music and a remote by 102.7 KCYE Coyote. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ZMay 25 and 2 to 6 p.m. May 27.

  • Fuel and Lit on Fremont Street
    When: May 25
    Where: Fremont Street Experience
    Cost: Free
    What: Fuel and Lit are performing May 25 as part of the Fremont Street Experience's Rock of Vegas summer concert series. More info: Click here

  • Many nightclubs pull out all the stops for Memorial Day Weekend, inviting some of the world hottest DJs and celebrities. has put together a list of the best parties.

    When: 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 27
    Where: Stonewater Park
    Cost: Free
    What: Southern Highlands is inviting the public to a celebration featuring an all-American BBQ, live music throughout the evening, a water-themed Kids Zone with water slides, bounce houses, carnival games and more and more.
    More info:

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- With Memorial Day approaching, TripAdvisor announced the results of its summer survey that shows what people have planned for the holiday and this summer.

Memorial Day Travel

Nearly one-third of Americans will be traveling for Memorial Day. More than half will be driving to their destination. The majority of drivers will be traveling between 100 and 200 miles.

The most popular Memorial Day activities include:

1. Attending a cookout or BBQ
2. Shopping
3. Swimming
4. Hiking
5. Attending a festival or fair

Summer Travel

86% of the people surveyed are planning a summer trip; that's up by 7% from last year:

1. 74% will be traveling by car
2. 64% will be flying
3. 11% will take the train

5 Most Popular Types of Summer Vacations

1. Ocean escape
2. City vacation
3. Countryside getaway
4. National park
5. Lake destination

Most Popular Summer Destinations

1. New York City
2. Boston
3. Washington, D.C.
4. San Francisco
5. Chicago

Top Summer Activities

1. Shopping
2. Swimming
3. Enjoying a museum
4. Visiting a national or state park
5. Attending a BBQ or cookout

Favorite Summer Food Indulgences

1. Ice Cream
2. Lobster
3. Fried seafood

Top Summer Beverages

1. Margaritas
2. Beer
3. Iced tea