Fun in the Sun! Top Memorial Day Weekend Recommendations from Haute Residence Members

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What are your recommendations for fun Memorial Day Weekend activities in your market?

Debbi DiMaggio, Piedmont, CA

One of the many reasons our market is so popular is our close proximity to many world-renowned vacation destinations. It's a toss-up at this point if we choose to spend the weekend in Sonoma, the Napa Valley, or Healdsburg. All three breathtaking wine country favorites are within a quick 1 to 1.5-hour drive away. We are fortunate to have friends with second homes in all three stunning locations. Hotels are expensive and they book up quickly so plan ahead. And be sure to make your restaurant reservations and plan your wine tours well in advance. Stay, play, sip and shop throughout the Napa Valley. Stay at Auberge du Soleil, Meadowood, or the Carneros Resort. Dine at Bistro don Giovanni. Sip and socialize at Silverado Vineyards or Robert Sinskey on the Silverado Trail. And what's a trip without shopping. Hit the towns of Yountville and St. Helena to find that perfect memento for yourself, a pet, a family member, or a friend.

If you would like our personal recommendations to sip, shop, play and stay, please do not hesitate to reach out, we'd be happy to help.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Enjoy!


Lisa Culp Taylor, Tennessee

From Music in The Vines at beautiful Arrington Vineyards to the final weekend of the Tennessee Renaissance Festival, there is so much to do this Memorial Day weekend in the beautiful Nashville area. It is also apropos that Memorial Day services will be taking place throughout the area including the annual Williamson County Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday in the beautiful Veterans' Memorial Park in downtown Franklin’s Five Points. For Middle Tennessee, school is now out and this weekend also signals the beginning of summer vacations for many with neighborhood and area pools now open as well as being the perfect time to hit fun-filled Nashville Shores and SoundWaves at Gaylord Opryland.


Scott Goshorn, Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA 

Check Out Will Rogers State Beach and then COMPARTES CHOCOLATIER! chocolates by Jonathan Grahm, offers over 100 varieties of chocolates - all made in-house - incorporating natural ingredients and unique flavors inspired by Grahm’s travels. High design aesthetics cover each chocolate, resulting in a luxurious experience with each and every bite

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Lee Roufa, Telluride, CO

The Telluride Mountain Film Festival is a four-day, six-senses, world-recognized cultural excursion celebrating Indomitable spirit via documentary critically acclaimed films. The spirit may be an endangered culture, a grassroots movement, or the struggle of a species on the brink of extinction. The Festival uses the power of film, art, outreach programs, world film tours, and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world, to promote action towards positive change, and create a more liveable world. It attracts 4,000 scintillating and concerned participants and morphs into an international coterie of leaders, adventurers, and advocates. Get Energized by attending this year's 44th Annual MountainFilm! May 26-30.


Team Blair Tahoe, Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, NV

Big Blue Music & Brews Festival
Dates: May 27-29, Friday-Sunday
Time: 12:00 PM, Friday - 11:30 PM, Sunday
Location: SLT
Admission: Free
“This FREE 3-day music festival features live music from over 40 artists across 17 venues from The Beacon to Heavenly Village. Events will highlight the classic beachside experience at The Beacon and TIKI Bar at Tahoe Beach Retreat, panoramic views of Lake Tahoe at Lakeview Commons, various local breweries and end each night underneath the Heavenly Gondola with mountainside views.”

Made in Tahoe
Dates: May 28th & 29th, Saturday & Sunday
Time: 11am-5pm each day
Location: The Villages at Palisades Tahoe
Admission: Free
“Made in Tahoe celebrates all things LOCAL. The Village at Palisades Tahoe will host a wide array of offerings that are made in or inspired by the Lake Tahoe Basin and Truckee areas: local artisans, businesses, chefs, organizations, and entertainers. Discover, explore, and experience our rich community full of talented creators while enjoying a variety of local food and beer.”

Closing Day at Palisades Tahoe
Date: May 30th, Monday
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Olympic Valley, Palisades Tahoe
The final day of the winter season at Palisades Tahoe is this coming Monday, May 30th! Enjoy your final turns of the season.


Georgina Jacobson, Newport Beach, CA  

Memorial Day is a popular time in Newport Beach as summer is just around the corner. Many locals enjoy a beach day or taking a boat or duffy out to be on the water.

The Newport Beach Wine Festival is taking place at the Balboa Bay Resort. The festival includes great wine tasting opportunities, amazing food, and bay cruises throughout the weekend.

The Newport Dunes also offers some great events including live music and a waterpark for kids during the holiday weekend.


Maxine & Marti Gellens, La Jolla, CA

We're huge baseball fans as Marti's sons are both professional players. Even though they won't be playing in San Diego Memorial Day weekend, as they're with the Phillies and Astros organizations, we'll be rooting for the Padres. We also enjoy our time at the beach which will be full of excitement over the weekend.


Anna Sherrill, South of Fifth, Miami, FL

  • Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
  • HistoryMiami Museum.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami.
  • Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science.
  • Hyundai Air & Sea Show.
  • Best of the Best Music Fest
  • Miami City Ballet

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