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
Barefoot Beach, Bonita Springs, Gulf Coast, Florida, USA
Beach at St. George Island State Park
Hana, Maui, Hawaii, United States, North America
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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)