Wanderlust and pixie dust make the perfect pair.  Here at Visit Anaheim, we know the fun of the adventure comes from both the trip itself and the planning.  That’s why we’re encouraging you to join us in celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day on January 31, 2023.  

Each year, the U.S. Travel Association designates the last Tuesday of January as National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD).  The need for vacation is real, especially after living through a pandemic for two years.  It’s possible to break free from the burn-out one vacation day at a time.  You’ve got PTO? Let’s G-O!

We’re thrilled to see a return to stress-free soaks in the SoCal sunshine.  The latest U.S. Travel forecast shows that domestic leisure travel is back to its pre-pandemic levels*.  

While you’re celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day, we encourage you to plan a trip to visit Anaheim, California! Read about the six reasons you should visit Anaheim along with the top things to do while in town.


6 Reasons to Visit Anaheim in 2023

D100 Sleeping Beauty Castle

Disney100 Celebration at Disneyland® Resort Begins Jan. 27, 2023

Disneyland® Resort will be the heart of a global celebration to honor the 100-year history of The Walt Disney Company. During the year, new décor, all-new nighttime spectaculars and so much more will be adding to the magic of your visit. Learn More



Family in The Westin Anaheim Resortimage credit: The Westin Anaheim Resort

Bleisure Trips are the Trend of the Year

You may be seeing a return to the office and a return to business travel.  What we’re seeing is a blending of business and leisure, which we’re dubbing bleisure trips.  The Anaheim Convention Center hosts meetings and conventions of all sizes.  With so much to see and do around Anaheim, extend your trip to enjoy a little R&R.  Looking for more work/life balance? Bring the family along when you’re traveling for work and stay in Anaheim suites, designed with the flexibility of business travelers and families. 



Anaheim Ducks Hockey

You Can Flex Your Fandom 

Root for the home team with professional sports happening here.  Anaheim is home to the Anaheim Ducks® and Angels Baseball® making it a homerun destination for sports fans.  



One of the largest comic and popular arts conventions, is back this spring for another year of movies, comics, anime, and more.  With over 900+ exhibitors, catch Wondercon 2023 at the Anaheim Convention Center on March 24-26th.


Looking to Rock the New Year?

Add concerts to your National Plan for Vacation Day plans at the Honda Center, House of Blues Anaheim, or City National Grove of Anaheim where world-class musical guests perform. Check our Event Calendar to see the upcoming shows.



Ballast Point Brewing - Downtown Disney

You’re Hungry for Something New 

Anaheim’s got something on the menu for every palate.  Explore fine dining at 4-star hotels or toast the town at one of the numerous rooftop bars.  Anaheim’s craft beer scene is garnering national attention so include a trip to the La Palma Beer Trail on your vacation agenda.  The Anaheim Packing District is equal parts delicious and Instagrammable with foodie finds around every corner of the historic citrus packing plant turned food hall.


To celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day we encourage you to plan and commit to vacationing in 2023.  Use those days off to turn on new adventures in Anaheim, California.  Need more destination inspiration for your visit? Make sure to read the Anaheim Blog.

*US Travel Initiative https://www.ustravel.org/research/travel-forecasts