Let’s start with the history of Presidents’ Day
The history of Presidents’ Day Weekend starts with George Washington, the first president of the United States of America. This significant political leader passed away in 1799 and ever since then his birthday on February 22nd has been celebrated by Americans as a day of remembrance.
However, thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, the celebration’s date changed in order to use Mondays as a public holiday. This, in turn, has given American workers across the country the opportunity to have more three-day weekends (which is also the perfect amount of time for glamping on Presidents’ Day Weekend).
Presidents’ Day meaning and significance
America’s Presidents’ Day meaning today is more universally inclusive of all the presidents of the United States of America and of course, their achievements during their terms served. Initially, many believed that the reason to change the date from February 22nd to the third Monday of February (generally the 17th) was to also pay respect to Abraham Lincoln (this new date was now between both his and Washington’s birthday).
However, while Washington and Lincoln remain the most recognized figures of the Presidents’ Day celebration, it now more commonly pays homage to all of America’s past leaders.
Things to do on Presidents’ Day and why glamping is the answer
While some states will hold an annual Presidents’ Day Parade such as the Willow Wineries parade in Pennsylvania, the main attraction of a President’s Day Weekend is, of course, the prospect of a three-day weekend.
If long weekends ever arise, we believe that glamping is the best way to make use of the time. This year’s Presidents’ Day Weekend should be no different. Stay in a rustic cabin somewhere surrounded by wildlife and immerse yourself in nature! Discovering your country’s natural surroundings with loved ones is the perfect way to enjoy Presidents’ Day 2020 and appreciate just what it means to be American.
The date of Presidents’ Day 2020 will be February 17th. Therefore, we recommend that you book your mini-vacation from the night of February 14th and come back on the evening of the following Monday—just in time for work the next day—hooray!
Read on for the best family getaways, romantic getaways, and dog-friendly cabins for Presidents’ Day National Holiday.
Discover family getaways for bank holiday vacations
We believe regular family getaways are the key to healthy relationships between Mum, Dad, and the kids. Unfortunately, work and responsibilities don’t always permit a family vacation every month and therefore three-day weekends are an invaluable opportunity to go for family glamping.
Presidents’ Day Weekend 2020 will be a great opportunity to get the whole family out in nature for a long weekend. You will also have plenty of things to do on Presidents’ Day when you stay in a luxury glamping rental like this treehouse Maine has to offer families.
Go on long hikes or bike rides during the day, or even take the kids to top ski destinations in the US and have hours of fun on the slopes. Whatever you choose to do, family weekend getaways spent glamping are unforgettable for the whole family. When the kids go to bed, Mum and Dad will also have the chance to enjoy luxury amenities like relaxing in the hot tub with a bottle of wine—happy Presidents’ Day!
Take advantage of a long weekend camping with romantic weekend getaways anywhere in America
If you’re looking at Presidents’ Day Weekend as the perfect opportunity for you and your partner to spend some quality time together, you’re in luck. Romantic weekend getaways go hand-in-hand with three-day weekends and the extra day means extra time in the Jacuzzi.
Romantic glamping is the perfect way to explore unfamiliar natural surroundings in California, New York or Colorado while enjoying all the benefits of home. There are thousands of glamping options across America and some of them are likely to be the most unique rental you’ve ever stayed in.
The dog-friendly rentals you need for an enjoyable three-day weekend camping in luxury
Hiking with dogs is a hugely fulfilling activity for both animal and owner. It’s a chance for us to discover new mountains, forests, and lakes with our best friend (or friends).
Dog-friendly hikes are relatively easy to find for you to take your pet on walks in the great outdoors. However, dog-friendly rentals aren’t always so straight forward to come across.
Stay in a dog-friendly cabin CA and discover luxury for both you, your family, and the dogs!