Travel + Leisure Magazine says Sarasota is a top Memorial Day Destination

Travel & Leisure Magazine says Sarasota is a top Memorial Day Weekend Destination

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season. It’s when millions of people hit the road. So bring out the bathing suit, slather on the sunscreen and get ready to see something new, something old and something a bit unexpected.

Travel + Leisure travel director Jacqui Gifford stopped by Megyn Kelly TODAY to help pick four destinations that are off the beaten path.

Denver, Colorado

Chicago, Illinois

The Berkshires, Massachusetts

Sarasota, Florida

Travel & Leisure says about Sarasota... 

Beach bunnies, you’re going to love Sarasota. The city, located on Florida’s Gulf Coast, is home to miles and miles of gorgeous shores. Stay at the Siesta Key Palms Hotel, which is a short walk to Crescent and Siesta Key beaches and a short drive from Lido beach, a 3,000-foot stretch of powder-soft sand.

Sarasota was originally an 18th-century fishing village but has evolved into a fully modern beach town. Carve a few hours for Southside Village, with a buzzing food scene, historic bungalows and vibrant arts community. Don't miss St. Armands Circle, just across the bridge from town, with a cluster of elegant boutiques. And stop by the Ringling Museum of Art, which showcases both modern work and old masters paintings. Foodies may want to swing by the Sarasota Farmers Market, which has glowing reviews.

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