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Vacations are powerful. Take one in the Aurora Area this year.

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It's Your Time. Use It. #PlanForVacation

Vacations are powerful.  They have the ability to recharge our minds and bodies and better connect us to the world – all while making lasting memories. Taking time off also has the ability to lift up the communities to which visitors travel, because we spend money and time in areas that are new to us. You can vacation to an exotic, far-flung locale, but the time you spend closer to home can have just as much of an impact. Hence, the "staycation" (or, if you prefer, the "holistay").


Americans are taking less time off than ever before, and the number of vacation days we take has been on a steady decline for years. In 2015, the average number of vacation days taken by American workers dropped to 16.2 from a decades-long average of over 20 days -- the equivalent of an entire week of paid time off left on the table. 


Consider this: If we all used our allotted vacation days, it would deliver a $160 billion jolt to the U.S. economy, create 1.2 million new American jobs, and generate $21 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenues. 


That's why we at the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau are joining tourism professionals across the country in supporting the U.S. Travel Association's 'Project: Time Off' coalition to encourage you to use your well-earned vacation days with a simple strategy: take two- or three-day weekend trips right here in Illinois. 


Today is National Plan For Vacation Day. In 2017, we encourage you to consider taking some easy trips in the Aurora Area:

Many more attractions, shopping, dining, and events in the Aurora Area are available in our visitors directories. Make it a Getaway with amazing deals offered by area hotels in partnership with local attractions. What are you waiting for? Plan your time off today. 

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