Holiday road

Californians prefer to stay in the state, hang with fam/friends and grill burgers on Memorial Day

An official federal holiday as of 1971, Memorial Day was originally observed following the Civil War and then called Decoration Day. Held the last Monday of May to honor fallen military men and women, the holiday is also the cap to a weekend of travel for many Americans. Nationally, the most popular destinations include, in this order: Florida, California, New York, Nevada and Texas. Here’s a look at the preferences of Golden State residents.

Top three destinations: Stay in the state, Nevada, Florida/New York (tie)

Favorite activity: Spend time with family/friends

Favorite food to barbecue: Burgers