Memorial Day weekend is coming up soon, kicking off the summer season in the US. While staying home to barbecue on 27 May is an option, you could also hop on a plane and head somewhere truly exciting. Travel booking site Kayak has run the numbers and found the most affordable places for a weekend getaway, based on the median price for flights.


Kulaniapia Falls near Hilo, Hawaii. Image by Matt Anderson Photography/Getty Images

Hilo, Hawaii

This town on the Big Island will give travellers access to places like Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, interesting museums and a ton of different restaurants to sample.  According to Kayak, the median airfare is only $190.

Baltimore, Maryland

This waterfront city will allow visitors to explore the history along its harbours. It’s also the perfect place to try Maryland staples like crab cakes, steamed crabs, oysters and more. While it’s slightly more expensive than a trip to Hawaii, the median airfare is $225.

See the iconic Old State House in Boston, Massachusetts. Image by ©joe daniel price/Getty Images

Boston, Massachusetts

Like Baltimore, this is another city where travellers will want to sample seafood. But it’s also a great spot for history-lovers and sports fans. The median airfare for travellers is $231.

International/US Territories

Spend a day shopping on Kensington Avenue at Kensington Market, in Toronto, Ontario. Image by ©Jon Bilous/Shutterstock

Toronto, Canada

As one of the world’s most multicultural cities, travellers will be able to experience food, music and culture from around the world in just one city. It’s slightly more expensive to travel internationally, as the median airfare is $272.

Montreal, Canada

Can’t afford a trip to Europe? Montreal will make you feel like you’ve stepped onto a different continent, offering up incredible food, festivals and more, all with an international flair. The median cost of flights is $289.

San Juan, Puerto Rico. Image by ©emperorcosar/Shutterstock

San Juan, Puerto Rico

For travellers who can’t wait for summer to begin, San Juan is the perfect place to kick off the season. The city – which was hit by Hurricane Maria in 2017 – has been pushing to rebuild and show travellers what makes it so special. The median airfare for Memorial Day weekend is $291.

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