President’s Day Facts, Deals, and Reasons to Celebrate

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President’s Day is always celebrated on the third Monday of every February, with this year’s celebration falling on Monday, February 20th. Other than the fact that schools and banks are closed on this day, what do you know about President’s Day?

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We’ve gathered a few facts for you to “wow” your friends and reflect on the history behind this national holiday.

  1. President’s Day is celebrated on the Monday closest to George Washington’s birthday (February 22nd).
  2. The celebration began while George Washington was still alive, and has continued since the 1700’s.
  3. There’s debate on whether it’s “President’s Day” or “Presidents’ Day”–some people celebrate it in reference to George Washington alone, others in reference to both Washington and Lincoln, and some celebrate all presidents.


President’s Day Deals in San Diego

In America, all holidays turn into an excuse to have a sale, and President’s Day is no exception. If you are ready to add a few more staples to your wardrobe, invest in a new car, or get cheaper admission–San Diego businesses have got you covered.

Las Americas Premium Outlets

Just an exit or two before you cross the border into Mexico, stands one of San Diego’s best outlets. With hundreds of stores selling all kinds of goods, this one-stop-shop is sure to provide you with that wardrobe update you are looking for. Many of the stores at the Outlets are having a special sale during President’s Day weekend, giving an even bigger discount to the already reasonably-priced goods. Spend a few hours shopping and then cross the border for drinks and appetizers, for a mini holiday getaway.


Cars For Days

As soon as February, car dealerships are already working to get the 2017 cars off the lot. And in San Diego, Toyota dealerships all over the county are hungry for your business.  Find deals on all new, 2017 inventory at the following locations:

Kearny Mesa Toyota 

Toyota of San Diego

Toyota of El Cajon 

Mossy Toyota 



Have you ever wondered what it would be like to participate in family exercise? On President’s Day, YMCA’s everywhere are open to the public–no membership needed. Bring your entire family to check out the facilities, see what classes are offered, and if you love it, consider signing up and bringing your family back! 


Visit a National Park

The rain is heading out of town by Monday, so feel safe heading back outdoors. The National Park Service turned 100 this year and are offering “fee-free days” on a handful of occasions throughout the year. President’s Day happens to be one of those days! Trek out to explore a new Park this Monday, as you enjoy time away from the office. Find a list of nearby Parks here. 


No matter what your view of the current state of the presidency, we hope you are able to spend this holiday reflecting on the good things that have come from presidents past, hopes for the future, and have a fun day with your loved ones.

Katrina is an OBcean that spends her time drinking quality coffee and engaging in the community that she lives in.

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