Memorial Day in Miami

It’s common to observe and enjoy a long holiday weekend, but it’s not often that we actually sit and think about the history behind our time off. The next holiday is Memorial Day, which started as an event to honor Union soldiers who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action.

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II. Decoration Day and then Memorial Day used to be held on May 30, regardless of the day of the week, on which it fell. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends. This meant that that, from 1971, Memorial Day holiday has been officially observed on the last Monday in May. However, it took a longer period for all American states to recognize the new date.

Memorial Day has become less of an occasion of remembrance. Many people choose to hold picnics, sports events and family gatherings on this weekend. This day is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season for cultural events. Many people see Memorial Day weekend as an opportunity to go on a short vacation or visit family or friends.

What better way to kick off summer than with a short vacation to Miami? If you’re joining us for the long weekend, we have some great SUV rental options for your needs:

Audi Q7:

The 2017 Q7 meets all of the criteria shoppers seek in a luxury SUV, including an upscale interior that surpasses most of the competition. From standard leather seating to accoutrements like wood trim, Audi has built the Q7 to impress. Passenger accommodations are good as well. The Q7 also delivers near best-in-class performance. There are two potent engine options, and driving dynamics equally prioritize comfort and handling.

Click here to learn more and request a quote on the Audi Q7.

Cadillac Escalade ESV:

The Cadillac Escalade’s best qualities are its size and sophistication, making it a good SUV for transporting lots of people and belongings in style. Its elegant cabin is awash in high-grade materials and premium leather upholstery, making this one of the poshest interiors among luxury large SUVs. The Cadillac Escalade has the best combination of space, available family-friendly features and positive reviews from professional automotive writers.

Learn more about the Cadillac Escalade and request a quote here.

Porsche Macan GTS:

The 2017 Porsche Macan GTS is one of the best luxury compact SUVs money can buy. It’s beautiful; it’s fast; it’s the sports car of SUVs. Though with the highest starting price in the class, Macan ownership remains a very exclusive club. With an abundance of power and sports-car-like handling, it’s one of the sportier, more dynamic SUVs you can buy.

Learn more and book the Porsche Macan GTS here.

Interested in another luxury car that’s not an SUV? Check out the rest of our fleet here or give us a call at 305-588-1844.

First Class Rent a Car
Fields marked with an * are required