2019 Memorial Weekend: Short Road Trips from East Texas

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Ready for the long weekend but don’t want to fly or drive too far? Because Hospitality Health ER  firmly believes that rest and relaxation is a must, we’ve compiled some ideas for Memorial Weekend road trips from East Texas.

Memorial Weekend Road Trips from East Texas

Memorial Weekend Brunch Train, Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot

1:00pm – 3:30pm, 789 Park Road, Palestine, TX 75801

Just an hour’s drive away, climb aboard the Texas State Railroad for a relaxing ride and a delicious 3-course meal during the season’s inaugural steam weekend. Train riders will also get to view a display of vintage “iron horses” at the Palestine depot. It’s time to relax and watch the views go by!

The Carry the Load Dallas Memorial March, Dallas, TX

2 Day Rally: Starts Sunday, May 26th at 12pm; Ends Monday, May 27th 1:30pm

Take a short Memorial weekend road trip just 2 hours away. This 2-day rally serves to remind US citizens what Memorial Day is all about: a day to honor military service members who gave their lives for the sake of our country’s freedom. Participants will join a 20-hour walk starting May 26th at Reverchon Park. The event features music, inspirational speeches, stories of fallen heroes, flag ceremonies, and more. You can even pitch a tent and bond with family, friends, and community members. No registration or payment is required to attend. Volunteer opportunities available. Don’t forget to stay hydrated in the heat!

Memorial Day Celebration at the Historic Texas Pool: Plano, TX,

Monday, May 27 at 12pm

Enjoy some people and pool time at this Texas-shaped, Texas-sized pool in Plano. $5 admission. The Grill Masters from 5-Ohh BBQ will be grilling out with live music from local musicians. Camp chairs, canopies, and coolers (non-alcoholic beverages) welcome. Remember, keep your eye on your children at all times to prevent drowning!

If you’re more in a beach mood, check out different 2019 Memorial Day Events in Galveston while hitting up the beach! For medical emergencies, Hospitality Health ER’s emergency room in Galveston is located at 4222 Seawall Blvd.