National Plan Your Vacation Day

Posted on January 25th, 2020

Are the winter blues starting to get you down?  Well, buck up, because January 28th is National Plan Your Vacation Day and there’s no better time to start thinking about your next Gaylord getaway!

Offering four seasons of Pure Michigan enjoyment, the Gaylord area is the perfect travel destination.  Planning your next trip is as easy as 1, 2, 3 and it all starts at      

1 – Select your season.  Will you be squeezing in an extra week of winter adventures this year?  Click on Snow Days to learn more about downhill or cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and even winter rafting!  Dreaming of warmer days?  Check out the best ways to take advantage of our woods and water wonderland in Get Outdoors.  From fishing and kayaking to hiking and biking, you’ll find new ways to explore and appreciate the heart of northern Michigan. 

2 – While you may be determined to soak up every second you have outside, don’t skip over our extensive suggestions in Stay Inside.  Not only will you find unique downtown shopping and dining found only in the Alpine Village, but also fun activities for the wee ones.  Some of our favorite places include the Call of the Wild Museum and Otsego County Sportsplex.  And since you’re sure to find enough ways to stay busy for days, check out our lodging options to find the perfect place to rest your head!

3 – Before your excursion to our bustling community, browse our event and nightlife calendars.  With festivals and events taking part year-round, it may be worth adjusting your vacation days to coincide with one of your favorite Gaylord area offerings such as the Michigan Snowmobile Festival, Big Ticket Festival, or our signature showpiece, Alpenfest!  If your dates are set, take a peek to find out where you can listen to live bands, catch a comedy show or brush up on your karaoke.


While National Plan Your Vacation Day is a great incentive to start dreaming of your next getaway, the Gaylord Area Tourism Bureau is always here for you.  If our website doesn’t answer your questions or thirst for more up north knowledge, feel free to call our Visitor Center Specialists at 800-345-8621 or request a handy dandy Visitor’s Guide to keep with you all the time.  

Happy planning!


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