Memorial Day is the day when we honor those who have given their lives in defense of our country. It is for this reason we have Memorial Day weekend.

Having extra days off is always a bonus, and like cash bonuses, you need to figure out what to do with it. So here are a few suggestions, provided by Tripping.com that will get you out of the house and enjoying that time off.

Steadfast Steeds Mustang Sanctuary

Come learn about family from groups of wild mustangs. Take the kids, the grandkids and big kids too to spend a few hours with wild mustangs and maybe some not so wild and see how important family is. And it's right here in Western Colorado.

Steamboat Springs

How much energy do you have? If you need to reenergize, relax in the hot springs, or if you want to get out and hike, then you should check out Blackmere Trail or Mad Creek and enjoy the cool mountain air.

Estes Park

Shop and look at the Art Market, enjoy live music, hike the many trails and make sure you take the little ones to the Visitor Center. Something cool is waiting for them there. And if you've been longing for a horseback ride, you can do that, too.

Durango

Spend a weekend in Durango and check out a variety of places, like Mesa Verde or a ride on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Guage Railway. Whatever you do, you're going to leave with plenty of great memories.

Whatever you do, stay safe and have fun.