Five Things We’re Buying Memorial Day Weekend

  1. Gas.  Americans spent an average of $48 on gas during last year’s Memorial Day weekend, which is an increase from $41 in 2017.
  2. Hotels.  We spent 37% more on hotels for Memorial Day last year than the average day in 2018.
  3. Tourist attractions.  We spent 101% more at amusement parks for Memorial Day weekend last year compared to the average day in 2018 . . . 169% more at aquariums . . . and 97% more at tourist attractions in general.
  4. Grocery stores.  We spent an average of $87 per person at grocery stores last Memorial Day weekend . . . and 21% more than an average Saturday.
  5. Bars and nightclubs.  On the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend last year we spent 83% more on drinks at bars and clubs.