Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means if you were hoping to use your time off for a whirlwind beach escape, you'd better get on it!
Lucky for you, we've put together a short list of our picks for the perfect beach vacation on Memorial Day.
1. Puerto Rico: San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel, $208+ per night
Americans who don't hold passports will love this Puerto Rico hotel (since you don't need that documentation to travel to this fascinating island).
Located in the Isla Verde district, the San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel is the only beachfront boutique property in the city. Spend long afternoons on the beach, and then chill out on the lounge beds at MIST Rooftop Bar + Kitchen.
2. Waikiki Beach Package: Hyatt Place with Free Breakfast, $225+ per night
Waikiki Beach, with its golden sands, luxe high-rise hotels and the famous Diamond Head volcanic peak, has year-round appeal for beach lovers.
Make the most of your long weekend off with a stay at the Hyatt Place. Enjoy city or ocean views from your room, but be careful not to sleep in — a complimentary hot breakfast buffet is served every morning.
The hotel is about 13 miles from Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, an appropriate place to spend Memorial Day how it was meant to be spent — honoring those who served and died in the nation's armed forces.
3. 8-Night Cruise: Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale, $1119+
This weeklong beach cruise from Fort Lauderdale sails from May 22 to May 29 and takes you to five Caribbean beach hotspots: San Juan, Saint Thomas, Saint Maarten, British Virgin Islands, and Nassau. You'll spend a day in each port, and then return to the Celebrity Equinox to enjoy the abundant meals, activities and entertainment that come as part of the cruise deal.
4. Miami: 4-Star Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach with Free WiFi, $280+
The 4-star Sole on the Ocean hotel is just north of Miami Beach in more tranquil Sunny Isles Beach, which boasts the same white sands and pure blue Atlantic waves as its more famous southern neighbor.
You can choose from deluxe rooms or suites with ocean or city views, and cool off in the outdoor pool or at the beach, where a beach bar awaits. Prefer to keep out of the sun? Binge on your favorite streaming shows with the hotel's free WiFi.