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Ottumwa Stories: National #PlanForVacation Day January 25

Published January 1, 2022

We all know the restorative power of a great vacation. From a weekend getaway to recharge your battery or a week full of friends, family and fun, taking a break from the everyday routine sounds like exactly what you need right about now.

The cold, dark days of January are the perfect time to start planning where you’ll go when warm weather returns, so join Meet Ottumwa in celebrating National #PlanForVacation Day on Tuesday, January 25. Ottumwa is a great vacation location: we’re easily accessible by car and train, you can visit restaurants from around the world and experience one-of-a-kind attractions, shops and outdoor adventures, all in one place!

We would love to help you plan your 2022 visit to Ottumwa! Here’s where to start:

MeetOttumwa.org – Our website is packed with information about where to stay, eat and play in Ottumwa. You can download our interactive visitor guide, read our blog posts and get all the details on our attractions, restaurants, lodging and events. It’s a one-stop shop for everything that’s happening here in Wapello County.

Our Social Media – Get a sneak peek of what your own Ottumwa vacation will look like by scrolling through the pictures and on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. You’ll find the links at the bottom of this page, as well as at the top of our home page, and you can use #ottumwa and #meetottumwa to go directly to our favorite pictures from 2021.

Visit the CVB office in person - If you like travel information you can hold in your hand, the Meet Ottumwa office has everything you need: our restaurant guide, maps of Ottumwa and Iowa, brochures from attractions across the state and, of course, cheerful faces ready to help with planning all parts of your next travel adventure. Located in the Main Lobby of Bridge View Center (102 Church St.), our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take part in our National #PlanForVacation Day celebration January 18-25 - In the week leading up to #PlanForVacation Day, we’ll be sharing travel tips, Ottumwa Stories, local information and some fun games to get you in a vacation frame of mind. Visit every day that week to learn something new about Ottumwa and what your next vacation could look like.

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