Get to Work Taking Your Time Off

National Plan for Vacation Day

This January 29, start making plans for your vacation(s) in 2022. You've earned it.


This January 25, start making plans for your vacation in 2022. After all, you've earned it.

On Tuesday, January 25, Enjoy Illinois is joining the U.S. Travel Association in celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day. Every year, more than half of Americans fail to use all their allotted time off — creating a pile of unused vacation days that could be used to get out and enjoy all Illinois has to offer.

We've picked a few of our favorite trip ideas, travel inspirations, and attractions to help you plan your dream vacation in Illinois. What are you waiting for? Start marking up that calendar.

  • 2.29 Billion US Trips Forecasted for 2022

    Live the Year to the Fullest

    Take a scenic drive down the Great River Road, enjoying sites in Galena, Alton, and everywhere in-between.

    Find Road Trips in Illinois
  • 77% of Employees Agree that Vacations are Important to their Job Satisfaction

    Spend a Day, or Two, or Three

    Travel is the clearest way to achieve the benefits of time off. Take a long weekend in a place like Galena, whose boutique shops and idyllic architecture make for an ideal romantic getaway.

    Take a Long Weekend
  • Americans Leave Behind More Than 750 Million Unused Vacation Days

    Recharge in Chicago

    The majority of Americans say it's important to travel with their time off. Head to Chicago for a relaxing stroll along the Riverwalk.

    Take a Staycation
  • 55% of People Leave Vacation Time on the Table

    Get Out and Explore

    Find Outdoor Adventures throughout Illinois, including the staggering waterfalls of Starved Rock State Park.

    Seek Outdoor Adventures

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