Turning 11 Days to 44

Cool Off in Arizona’s Hottest, Wettest Vacation Town

Did you know that the longest place name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu?

It’s a hill in New Zealand and roughly translates to "The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who traveled about, played his nose flute to his loved one." Imagine trying to fit that on your luggage tag!

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  • Fun Trivia

  • Turning 11 Days to 44

  • Cool Off in Arizona’s Hottest, Wettest Vacation Town

  • All the travel news you need

Fun Trivia

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Turning 11 Days to 44

Americans often receive fewer vacation days compared to workers in other developed countries like the UK and Germany, who enjoy a minimum of 24 days off per year for full-time employment, not counting public holidays and sick leave. If you're feeling overwhelmed about planning your 2025 travel adventures, we're here to help. Let's streamline the process and make the most of your vacation days next year.

  • New Year's Day: Wednesday, January 1st, 2025

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 20th, 2025

  • Presidents' Day: Monday, February 17th, 2025

  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 26th, 2025

  • Juneteenth: Thursday, June 19th, 2025

  • Independence Day: Friday, July 4th, 2025

  • Labor Day: Monday, September 1st, 2025

  • Indigenous Peoples' Day: Monday, October 13th, 2025

  • Veteran's Day: Tuesday, November 11th, 2025

  • Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 27th, 2025

  • Christmas Day: Thursday, December 25th, 2025

Here's Our Recommendation for Which Days to Utilize for Time Off Before we start, these months do not have any vacation days and are, therefore, blackout months in relation to this article; March, April, and August Vacation Time in January In 2025, New Year's Day falls on a Wednesday. If you have New Year's Eve (Tuesday) off, we suggest taking Monday off (and optionally Tuesday) to create an extended weekend. By extending from Saturday, December 28th, to Wednesday, January 1st, you'll enjoy a five-day weekend for your vacation getaway.

Moreover, you'll only need to take a maximum of two days off. We recommend checking out the Idaho Potato Drop in Boise for NYE or maybe checking out another quirky festivity.

Cool Off in Arizona’s Hottest, Wettest Vacation Town

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Lake Havasu City, where water meets desert along the Colorado River, is more than just a Spring Break destination—it's a hotbed of outdoor adventure and scenic beauty. Known for scorching summer temperatures rivaling Death Valley, this vibrant city invites visitors to enjoy boating on the Bridgewater Channel beneath the iconic London Bridge, explore desert trails on ATVs, and hike scenic routes like SARA's Crack and Balance Rock.

Boating and watersports thrive here, with spots like Copper Canyon and the Sandbar drawing crowds. Off-roading enthusiasts can explore the rugged terrain, while hikers can discover picturesque canyons and riverfront trails. Dining options range from casual eateries to steakhouses, and local bars offer a taste of Lake Havasu's brewed specialties.

Accommodations include waterfront resorts and chain hotels, each offering a unique view of the marina or desert landscape. Whether seeking relaxation or outdoor thrills, Lake Havasu City promises an unforgettable escape in the heart of the American Southwest.

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