Vacations are your getaway from the mundane day-to-day life. They not only give you a break from your routine, but also help you relax and unwind. With many long weekends lined up in 2018, one should not let go of any vacation opportunities. Grab the holidays like a hungry vacationer, ready to roam around, quench one’s wanderlust, while rejuvenating themselves. With three months already behind us, summer is at our doorstep waiting to know about our vacation plans. So here are the upcoming US holidays in 2018 when you can step out of your regular life and plan a vacation to explore a new destination.
Memorial Day – May 28, 2018
Declared to honor the lives of military heroes, Memorial Day is always on a Monday, allowing people to have a long weekend. To break free of the winter blues, this is the perfect first long holiday to embark on a sunny vacation. Choose destinations that would let your enjoy the sun, sand, and sea, or go trekking the mountains if that’s your calling. If you have children, and are planning on a family vacation then there can be no better place than Atlanta in Georgia. Other recommended destinations to visit include Denver, Charleston, Philadelphia, and San Juan.
Independence Day – July 4, 2018
This year Independence Day falls on a Wednesday. While many of you may prefer celebrating this holiday in your backyard with friends and family, you may convert it into a long weekend holiday by utilizing your paid leaves. You may choose to take leaves either on Monday and Tuesday or on Thursday and Friday to enjoy a 5 day long vacation. Besides, many destinations have events and shows lined up for Independence Day which you may enjoy by visiting that place. A few places that you may consider visiting include Savannah, Philadelphia, and Orlando.
Labor Day – September 3, 2018
Fixed on a Monday, Labor Day truly allows every person to get away from their hard-working life. Dedicated to all the workers, this holiday gives everyone a well-deserved break. Reward yourself with a 3-day long vacation for working hard at your respective jobs. Also, if you have children then this is their chance of enjoy a vacation before joining school in September. You may want to visit these places during the Labor Day long weekend – Chicago, Atlanta, and Vancouver.
Columbus Day – October 8, 2018
Here is another holiday which falls on a Monday, offering you a 3 day long weekend to enjoy a vacation. However, you may want to checkout your company’s holiday calendar for this one, since Columbus Day is not much widely celebrated now as it used to be celebrated before. Christopher Columbus’ discovery of America back in 1492 led to the declaration of this day. Consider visiting these places during this long weekend – Austin, Chicago, Vancouver, and Oaxaca in Mexico.
Veterans Day – November 12, 2018
Joining the 3-day long weekend trend of 2018, here is Veterans Day which comes on a Monday this year. A holiday declared to honor the lives of soldiers who died in World War I, this day continues to be celebrated with much enthusiasm even today. During this long weekend, you may choose to visit places that are of great historical importance, ones that would take you back in time and make you walk through the galleries of ancient time.
Thanksgiving – November 22, 2018
This holiday, which brings families together over Thanksgiving meal, falls on a Thursday in 2018. While many prefer to stay at home and enjoy this day with close ones, you may take a paid leave on Friday and instead enjoy a Thanksgiving vacation to some foreign land. You may even sponsor your dear ones trip and that would be your perfect Thanksgiving gift to them. Since the day is now celebrated with a lot of zeal in every part of the country, you have multiple destinations to choose for your vacation.
Christmas – December 25, 2018
Here is a final chance of taking a long vacation in 2018. With Christmas day falling on Tuesday, you can take a paid leave on Monday or utilize all of your paid time off to embark on a long long year end vacation. With festivities infused in every nook and corner of the nation, you will be able to celebrate Christmas a lot with your friends and family, wherever you choose to go. But, if you have kids, then Orlando is your place to be during Christmas.
With so many long weekends i n 2018, you have the perfect opportunity of balancing your work and vacation life. Cash on these weekends to trout around, exploring new places.