Benicia Celebrates National Plan Vacation Day

National Plan for Vacation Day: Looking Ahead to Brighter Days

Benicia is excited to announce it is supporting National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD), the annual day for Americans to plan their vacation for the entire year at the start of the year, on January 26.

Though many Americans are not ready or able to take a trip just yet, there is a wealth of information that says simply planning a vacation can increase happiness. In fact, 97% of survey respondents say having a trip planned makes them happier—and that’s exactly what we will encourage Americans to do this year.

As you plan your future trips, Visit Benicia is ready to safely welcome you back -- when you are ready.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic date by the waterfront, unique arts and cultural experiences, or a day of family fun, Benicia has you covered. The city works closely with local businesses to provide charming local options for outdoor dining and shopping, with itineraries already prepared for you to ensure a stress-free day trip.

Importantly, Benicia is encouraging people to continue to adhere to healthy travel practices—whether one is planning a vacation in the short term or for later this year. U.S. Travel Association’s Travel Confidently toolkit has a wealth of resources and guidance to encourage safe and healthy travel, which includes wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, maintaining physical distance when possible and staying home if feeling sick.

This year’s NPVD is taking place amid challenging times, but we can still look forward to—and plan for—brighter days. On January 26, use the hashtag #PlanForVacation to tell us where you’re dreaming of traveling to next!

Get some ideas, or click here to learn more about National Plan for Vacation Day!