Turn Your TV to a New Destination This Memorial Day: Destination America

As we mark Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S., people are spending time at their favorite beaches, feasting on delicious foods and enjoying the holiday with friends and family. In fact, many of our prized memories and what make us proud to live in this country are based around people and places, something Discovery Communications will celebrate with the debut of Destination America on Monday, May 28.

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From American food and mysteries to explorations of our diverse landscape, Destination America will have something for everyone with the best of travel, adventure, food, home, and natural history on one channel (formerly the home of Planet Green). You can start off by celebrating the holiday with a delicious bite of Americana with BBQ Pitmasters (at 8pm ET/PT) and can look forward to the premieres of:

  • Fast Food Mania (June 3 at 10pm ET/PT): Host Jon Hein (of The Fast Food Show on Howard Stern’s Sirius/XM station) travels across the country (and around the globe) to celebrate our fast food guilty pleasures.
  • Super-Duper Thrill Rides (June 16 at 10pm ET/PT): If you’re a roller coaster aficionado like me, strap in for a look at the most extreme attractions from Cedar Point in Ohio to Universal Studios in Florida.
  • United States of Food (July 8 at 9pm ET/PT): Chef Todd Fisher explores America’s obsession with meat, from bacon to steaks. Carnivores, you have been put on notice.

Of course, there’s more to come later this summer, like Cheating Las Vegas and Ghost Town Gold, so make sure to like Destination America on Facebook and follow @DestAmerica on Twitter for updates…and keep an eye out for the new Destination America iPhone App that will allow you to share your view of what makes this country so great!