Columbus Day celebrates Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492, and the holiday might mean a day off from school for the kids. In the event that it does, check out cool getaways with our list of the best family vacations from NYC, plan some family day trips or just veg out—Halloween is on it's way soon enough, why not rest up? Have a great Columbus Day weekend, all!
What is Columbus Day?
Columbus Day is a federal holiday that celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas in 1492.
When is Columbus Day?
Columbus Day falls on the second Monday of October—this year, it occurs on Monday, October 12, 2015.