The map above measures the "Memorial Day Factor," taking into account the number of ice cream parlors, sailing outfits, swimming clubs, recreation clubs and veterans organizations, per capita, as well as the percentage of the population who is currently enrolled in the armed forces (They are who we're celebrating after all!).
You may be surprised by the results. How do your weekend plans stack up?
Wondering how the weather will be in the area you are celebrating? Here's your Memorial Day weekend forecast:
Want more? Dr. Beach's list of best beaches for 2015:
Dr. Beach's list of best beaches for 2015
The best equipped spots for Memorial Day weekend
In this May 19, 2015 photo, Ali Junell, of Portland, Ore., left, and Kristen Carmichael, of Los Angeles, sit on the beach at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park in Waimanalo, Hawaii. The beach was listed as No. 1 on the 2015 list of best beaches, a list compiled annually by Florida International University Professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
Barefoot Beach, Bonita Springs, Gulf Coast, Florida, USA
Beach at St. George Island State Park
Hana, Maui, Hawaii, United States, North America
(Ann Cecil via Getty Images)
Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks, North Carolina
Key Biscayne Florida USA Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park lighthouse.
Paddle board surfer heads out to catch a wave at Coast Guard Beach. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)