Here we are in February already - and before we know it, Presidents' Day weekend will be upon us! If you're looking to travel this holiday weekend, now is the time to start planning. Whether you're looking for a last-minute getaway or you have your sights set on a longer vacation, we've got the inside scoop on the best places to travel this Presidents' Day. Read on for our top tips and destinations for a memorable Presidents' Day weekend getaway. Bon voyage!
If you thought Presidents' Day was just a day to celebrate former presidents of the United States, you'd be wrong - it's also one of the busiest days for travel too! According to AAA, this holiday is one of the most popular times of year to hit the road. With its ideal timing between the peak travel seasons of Christmas and spring break, there are plenty of stunning destinations to choose from. Whether you're looking for a staycation in sun-drenched Caribbean sands or a snowy escape on the Canadian ski slopes - even if you prefer a classic weekend trip away exploring the Northeast - there's no shortage of deals and places waiting for us all.
Looking for an extended weekend getaway without breaking the bank? Check-in on Thursday and check out on Tuesday for some extra beach time or a long fall hike — you'll get an extra day to your trip without logging additional days off from work or skipping out on duties. Vacasa.com research shows that travelers are taking advantage of this pro tip, with Thursday to Monday stays being twice as popular as Friday to Tuesday stays during the popular MLK Day and Presidents' Day weekends. Taking a few days off with an extra day of vacation is an easy way to recharge midweek and add some major leisure time to your staycation!
Of course, if you choose to stay put, there are plenty of activities and recipes that pay homage to those we recognize on this Day, so it's really up to you how you spend your three-day break. Don't hit the snooze button this Presidents' Day; instead, get up early, grab your friends and family, and hit the road with a fun-filled trip to one of America's nearby states! Just a hop across state lines, you can find yourself lounging on a sandy beach in Florida, taking a stroll through history in Virginia, cruising along music highways in Tennessee, or exploring the diverse natural wonders of Minnesota. Presidents' Day is all about taking a break - put the work down and enjoy life! No matter how you celebrate it, just make sure to have some fun on Presidents' Day!