It's the official, unofficial kick off to summer, Memorial Day Weekend.  We all get together and watch the parades to honor our troops, we pull out the grill and invite family and friends over for the first cookout of the season.  

We get a three day weekend to enjoy.  If you don't have plans for the weekend yet how about some ideas of places you can visit that are local and provide a fun day for the family.  I visited the Massachusetts Tourism website and found plenty to do in our area, some less than $50!

New Bedford has the Buttonwood Park Zoo and Ocean Explorium both under $50 for a family of four.  There's plenty more to do in the area as well!  The Tourism site has great ideas if you want to travel out of our area as well and make a road trip out of your long weekend.