Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day with Visit Colorado Springs
Plan your time off this year to get some rest and relaxation
Colorado Springs, Colo. – January 18, 2022 – Next Tuesday, January 25 is National Plan for Vacation Day, powered by the U.S. Travel Association. The day is dedicated to encouraging Americans to plan their time off for the entire year.
“Visit Colorado Springs celebrates National Plan for Vacation Day every year,” said Doug Price, President & CEO of Visit COS. “We encourage our staff to map out their entire year of vacation days so it’s more likely they’ll actually be used.”
The U.S. has experienced nearly two years of fewer opportunities to travel amid pandemic stress and fatigue. American workers are reporting extreme levels of exhaustion, with more than 80% feeling moderately or extremely burned out, according to Destination Analysts.
Previous data from the U.S. Travel Association found that Americans leave 768 million vacation days unused annually. While some may not be ready for a lengthy trip yet, planning out shorter staycations and road trips is also important. Any time off work to focus on family, rest and rejuvenation is beneficial for workers’ mental health.
“We ask all businesses to consider setting aside some time next Tuesday for employees to consider their vacation days and start planning,” said Price. “Join us in prioritizing time off and its wonderful mental health benefits.”
For those eager to explore the Pikes Peak Region during their time off, some recommendations for 2022 include:
- Catch a Switchbacks game at Weidner Field and a Rocky Mountain Vibes game at UCHealth Park.
- Take The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway up Pikes Peak and visit the Summit Visitor Center.
- Starting Feb. 1, get your tickets for the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo this July and celebrate its inaugural year as the NFR Open with a million dollars in prize money.
- Take a family road trip to nearby Cañon City and visit the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, Royal Gorge Route Railroad, whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River, Skyline Drive and more.
Check out more information about National Plan for Vacation Day.