These will be the busiest Memorial Day destinations this year

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to the summer travel season. So where are Americans headed to this year?

Whether you want to go where the crowds are, or avoid these locales for more secluded places, these are the most popular places for Americans to go this Memorial Day weekend. analyzed their bookings for the May 25th-28th weekend to find out where people are headed for this summer kick-off.

Teeming with theme parks, Orlando, Florida is the number 5 destination for families this Memorial Day weekend.

Hiking to the Hollywood sign may be on the to-do list for travelers heading to the number 4 location, Los Angeles, California.

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10. (tie) Zarafa Camp, Selinda Reserve, Botswana

Score: 98.00

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10. (tie) Rosewood CordeValle, San Martin, California

Score: 98.00

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9. Inn at Willow Grove, Orange, Virginia

Score: 98.13

Photo courtesy of Inn at Willow Grove

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7. Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana

Score: 98.23

Photo courtesy of Triple Creek Ranch

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6. Tswalu Kalahari, Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa

Score: 98.40

Photo courtesy of Tswalu Kahalari

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5. Gibb’s Farm, Karatu, Tanzania

Score: 98.59

Photo courtesy of Gibb's Farm

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3. Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming

Score: 98.77

Photo courtesy of Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch

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2. The Brando, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

Score: 98.91

Photo courtesy of The Brando

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Visitors to the number 3 city, Atlanta, Georgia, can experience the College Football Hall of Fame or the Georgia Aquarium.

Those who don’t want a record of their Memorial Day plans should head to Nevada for the number 2 vacation spot, because of course “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”

Whether sunbathing by Lake Michigan or shopping the Magnificent Mile, Priceline says Chicago, Illinois is the number one getaway for Memorial Day Weekend 2018.

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