National Plan for Vacation Day: The Perfect Reason to Plan a Trip to Anaheim

Did you know that last year more than 768 million vacation days went unused? That’s 768 million days filled with relaxation, thrills and fun missed. The U.S. Travel website reports that individuals who plan their vacations are more likely to use their time off and consequently details that vacationers report greater levels of happiness in their pers

To ensure you’re one of the happy travelers, join in the fun of National Plan for Vacation Day on January 28! It’s a day designed to encourage Americans to get out their calendars and plan their time off.

With something for every traveler, Anaheim is the perfect destination for your travel plans.


Disneyland Resort

Add a little pixie dust to your vacation planning! 2020 brings extra magic to the Disneyland Resort. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the 14-acre expansion, opened a new attraction on January 17. Join in an epic battle against the First Order on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance described as 4 rides in 1. You’ll also want to assemble in Disney California Adventure when the Avenger’s Campus opens Summer 2020.

Knott's Berry Farm

Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Knott’s Berry Farm has bushels of excitement planned for 2020. The Knott’s Family Reunion, a new summertime celebration, is coming to the park May 15-August 20.  It joins a full calendar of Seasons of Fun, including the PEANUTS Celebration. The family-friendly fun brings the beloved comic strip to life in unique photo opportunities, character interactions, entertainment and more. Visit weekends, January 25-March 1, plus February 10, 14 and 17. With new entertainment, Knott’s is also giving nods to their roots throughout the centennial celebration. Knott’s is welcoming back the Boysen Bear and Girlsen Bear characters from a 1970’s ride in a new attraction, Knott’s Bear-y Tales Return to the Fair in Summer 2020.

Anaheim Packing House

The perfect destination for foodies, the Anaheim Packing House offers diverse, artisan flavors in the Sunkist packing plant turned curated food hall. New residents include Fanfare Waffle Dogs and Aguas Frescas where crispy, battered dogs delight. Grab a slice of vegan wood-fired pizzas at Healthy Junk. 


Anaheim is a home run for sports fans! Skate over to the Honda Center to watch the Anaheim Ducks NHL team play through April. Be wowed by the Harlem Globetrotters at the Honda Center during two February 22 shows at the Honda Center. One of the coolest shows in town is Stars on Ice May 16.

Say “hey, batter, batter” March 22-September 27 as the Anaheim Angels kick off another exciting year of baseball. Perfect for the family, Monster Jam at Angel Stadium will have your engines revving January 25, February 8 and 22.


Brew a better vacation by visiting the numerous craft breweries around Anaheim. Hopping up in 2020 are two new locations: Modern Times’ Leisuretown and Electrica Craft Brewery. Modern Times’ Leisuretown is set to open mid-to-late 2020 with a brewery, dining options and a swimming pool. Electrica Craft Brewery & Kitchen is set to open in Spring 2020.

Downtown Anaheim

From comic books to a cultural center, downtown Anaheim is a must-visit. Enjoy dining and shopping along Center Street Promenade, curated thrift store shopping at RARE, and even a few spins on the ice at the Rinks. 2020 brings even more fun downtown with the Anaheim Japan Fair returning. For the first time, Anaheim will now host the OC Pride Parade.

Whether you’re using those vacation days to unwind or make memories, there’s no better place to do it. Make plans on National Plan for Vacation Day to visit Anaheim.