Some questions you can ask:
- Doing anything fun this long weekend?
- Taking a road trip this Memorial Day weekend?
- Looks like the weather is shaping up for a good holiday weekend. Any plans?
- How's the weather this weekend?
- I heard it is Memorial Day weekend this weekend, doing anything interesting?
From the Triple A (American Automobile Association) Website (2016):
AAA predicts that automotive travel this Memorial Day holiday will be up 5.3 percent (33 million travelers) compared to last year’s holiday weekend, which would be the highest volume in ten years. Gas prices may not change all that much by the holiday weekend, which would result in the cheapest Memorial Day gas prices in at least five years.While the prices may be slightly higher this Memorial Day than last Memorial Day, many Americans may still be gasping in excitement to hit the road! As most working professionals have not had a day off since January 1, most people are itching to get out and go somewhere, spend time outside, go on a picnic, go to the beach, go on a road trip, or just enjoy the nice weather. Wishing you a sunny and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.
For more about Memorial Day and other ideas for small talk, click here.
(Note: Memorial Day 2016 is on Monday, May 30.)
Videos from Local News Channels on Memorial Day Weekend Travel:
(While these videos are from 2015, use them as a reference point for how people make small talk about this American holiday.)
This video from Springfield, Massachusetts shares tips on avoiding the most hectic travel times during the Memorial Day weekend.
This video from Tupelo, Mississippi has the same message with a slight southern accent.