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Top Memorial Day Getaways Near South Florida

The long Memorial Day Weekend is a perfect time to escape for a getaway to nearby destinations. Locations from Key West to Palm Beach offer great possibilities nearby to celebrate the weekend in any way from attending a holiday concert to enjoying a romantic sunset sail. The holiday options include selections for couples looking to get away from it all as well as entertainment for the entire family. All of the events take place in cities with plenty of arts and culture, dining options and other entertainment to enjoy for the weekend.
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Commotion On The Ocean

The Westin Key West Resort & Marina
245 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 294-4000

Date: May 25, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Key West is one of the most inviting getaways for south Florida because it's as if the place is worlds away but it is so close that its perfect to spend the weekend. Commotion on the Ocean is a live musical event aboard a dazzling catamaran for the Fury Champagne Sunset Sail. The craft sets sail seven miles out for an hour at the reef for a total of two hours of fun on the water complete with complimentary appetizers, margaritas and beer. The event features various singers and songwriters from Nashville's BMI and the biggest star of the show is the famous Key West sunset. Advance bookings are necessary.

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The 4th Annual ZMG Tennis Festival And Soldiers Cup

ZMG Tennis
2590 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(561) 829-5350

Date: May 23, 2015

Sports fans and enthusiasts may enjoy a three day weekend of tennis competitions supporting a worthy cause for Memorial Day Weekend. The renowned ZMG Tennis hosts matches for men and women including Open and NTRP matches. Winners will receive prize money or crystal trophies depending on the category and the Open Champions for men and women will have their names engraved on the prestigious Soldiers Cup. A donation will be made supporting a foundation for returned soldiers.

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Full Moon Party

Morada Bay
81600 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036
(305) 664-3225

Date: May 23, 2015 at one hour before sunset

This year, Memorial Day Weekend will include a full moon on Saturday, May 23. Morada Bay's Full Moon Party is set to be even more exciting on the three day weekend holiday in the convenient location of Islamorada in the Florida Keys, located at the halfway point between Miami and Key West. The event takes place on the private shared beach featuring the more casual The Beach Cafe and the exclusive fine dining restaurant, Pierre's Lounge & Restaurant. Guests may expect cocktail bars, barbecue stands, fireworks, DJs, live music, drum circles and more entertainment lasting well into the night.

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Bowling For Rhinos

Palm Beach Strike Zone
6591 S. Military Trail
Lake Worth, FL 33463
(561) 968-7000

Date: May 22, 2015 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

West Palm Beach's Lion Country Safari hosts its annual Bowling for Rhinos event this Memorial Day Weekend. The Friday evening event will take place at Palm Beach Strike Zone for hours of bowling, raffles and prizes for the entire family. The event serves to raise donations in support of fighting the poaching of endangered rhinos by way of event, bowler and bowling team sponsors and individual donations. All donations are given to the conservation efforts and are tax-deductible.

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Memorial Day Concert "An American Tribute"

Mizner Park Amphitheater
590 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 393-7995

Date: May 25, 2015 at 7 p.m.

South Floridians seeking more traditional ways to celebrate the holiday may enjoy a short ride to beautiful Boca Raton for a Memorial Day concert. "An American Tribute" is a musical event by New Gardens Band conducted by Owen Seward. The evening is appropriate for the entire family and features a night of patriotic song and sound. The outdoor event allows guests to enjoy the exceptional weather for this time of year and they are welcome to bring along personal blankets and chairs or rent chairs onsite.

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Chanoa Chen is a Fashion Merchandiser, Freelance Writer and Blogger. Chanoa has contributed stories to top firms including QVC Insider Germany and regularly contributes to CBS Local Miami and She may be reached via:

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