Colorado ranks #1 in Earned Vacation Time
Medano Creek running at its peak at the foot of the Great Sand Dunes National Park.
With over 300 days of sunshine, four seasons and a back yard that spans 39,000 miles of hiking and biking trails, over 43,000 acres of ski terrain and an ideal climate its no wonder Colorado takes the top spot on yet another list. According to the U.S. Travel Association and it's Time Off Project, Colorado residents not only earn more vacation days than any other state at 27.9 compared to 20.3 days nationally, we actually use those days for a little R&R.
The average full time worker in Colorado will use 20.3 days of vacation, and 57% will actually use those days to travel. Nationally, the average vacation days taken is 17.2 with a mere 47% actually using their PTO for vacation. Research conducted by the Colorado Tourism Office shows that Coloradans love their state, with 2.4 vacations taken annually, 1.3 trips are taken in Colorado and include an overnight stay. In fact, Coloradans accounted for 33% of all vacations taken last year in Colorado.