Memorial Day weekend is only a few days away.  This year, instead of staying home and firing up the same old rusty grill, why not kick this summer off by spending your weekend dancing the night away in some of the hottest cities around the country.  DJ Pauly D may be shooting season 4 of MTV’s The Real World in Italy right now, but there are tons of other tunes you can ‘beat that beat’ to!  Here are some events taking place in some of America’s biggest party locations:

1. Las Vegas, Nev.: Sin City drags in a New Years-size crowd to their many resorts and casinos during this three-day break.  After taking in the Nevada sun poolside, head out to the hottest nightclubs on the strip – VIPnVegas lists performances from Deadmau5, Sean Paul and Drake at some of the city’s top venues.  Stay until the wee hours of the morning (or just don’t go to bed) – maybe you’ll rub shoulders with David Guetta or Tiesto at the roulette table.  Now that’s something you won’t want to hide from everyone at home!

2. Miami, Fla.: Drink all day.  Play all night.  Let’s get it poppin’.  A spring break in Miami may be cliché, but during Memorial Day Weekend, it’s where everyone will be.  After all, who can resist beautiful beaches, tropical drinks on the sand and tons of physically fit eye-candy at your disposal to gawk at?  Check out the “Fly-AMI” 2011 Memorial Day Weekend package, where Chris Brown, Lloyd, Keri Hilson and DJ Khaled are all slated to perform.

3. Los Angeles, Calif.: Bikinis, zucchinis, martinis; Snoop Dogg and Katy Perry explain why California is unforgettable.  Why not take a trip yourself and see how the other half lives?  Enjoy Summer Solstice at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, featuring fairs, theme parties and special guests.  Watch out for appearances from actor and model Christian Keyes, R&B artist N’Dambi and artist Brotha Bill.

3. Myrtle Beach, N.C.: Head to Myrtle Beach MayFest’s Memorial Day celebration if you have kids to entertain.  Their event line-up includes performances and meet-and-greets with David Archuleta and some of Nickelodeon and Disney channel’s finest stars.

5. New York, N.Y.: The city has a world of options – how can you pick just one?  After you’ve spent a day at Coney Island or on Rockaway Beach, head to the Memorial Day rooftop BBQ at Sunset Jazz on The Empire Hotel Rooftop.  The festivities begin at 5 p.m., just remember to RSVP – it’s free!  Complimentary domestic beers will be served during first hour.