Did you know that in the US, 662 million vacation days go unused each year? We are so quick to express our love for traveling and desire to see the world and yet, we neglect the necessary process needed to make our wanderlust dreams a reality. It’s time to stop making excuses, and take back your vacation! While it often seems as though there will never be a convenient time for that vacation you’ve been meaning to take, we assure you that now is the time to seize the day and book that flight to Albuquerque. January 30 is National Plan for Vacation Day so now is the perfect time to start planning!
2018 is the perfect year to experience all that Albuquerque has to offer, but you don’t have to take our word for it:
- Travel + Leisure includes Albuquerque in their new list of the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018.
- LA Times recently touts Albuquerque as one of the top 18 destinations to try in 2018.
- This month, National Geographic Travel highlights Albuquerque in their recently-released list of the country’s Most Surprising Cities to Visit in the United States.
- Travelocity begs readers, "Is Albuquerque the Next Trendy City?" The answer is yes!
From our more than 310 days of sunshine and boundless opportunities for outdoor recreation, to our rich, culturally diverse heritage and blossoming art scene, it’s certain that Albuquerque is just what your body, mind, and soul need to relax, recharge, and refresh. Additionally, this vibrant city is always filled with something new to spark your healthy sense of wonder and inspiration! Albuquerque's downtown and Sawmill districts are currently experiencing an exciting and revitalizing facelift. Book a stay at the Pueblo-inspired and newest luxury hotel, Hotel Chaco and experience a #TrueABQ sunset from the rooftop restaurant and lounge, Level 5. Go shopping at the Sawmill district’s Spur Line Supply Co., which will make all of your desert minimalist dreams come true. Then, make your way over to downtown and soak up some sunshine in the newly-renovated Civic Plaza before taking a cruise through some of the classic Route 66 turf within Central's four entertainment districts.
84% of managers agree that when employees take time off, they return to work with improved focus and creativity. You owe it to yourself and your boss to finally plan that vacation you've been meaning to take. Put Albuquerque in the books and get ready to soak up some much needed vitamin D with our surplus of rejuvenating sunshine, boost your Vitamin C levels with a hearty dose of green chile, and get your heart pumping atop the Sandia Mountains' 10,000-foot peak. You've been working hard, you deserve this.
Order your 2018 Visitors Guide today and start planning!