This Beloved Groundhog’s Shadow Will Help Determine Your Next Stateside Vacation

PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA – Punxsutawney Phil is held up by his handler for the crowd to

There’s no elegant way to put it… For most of us the past year has passed in a series of Groundhog Days; weeks that blend together, months that fly by without holding any significance, and before we know it, we’ll be going into the second full year of the pandemic.

But while all the days feel like they blend together lately, this Groundhog’s Day is set to be one of the most highly anticipated as we look for any good news we can find. And that’s where Extra Holidays comes in. The online vacation platform is officially partnering up with the one and only Punxsutawney Phil to give grounded travelers something to get excited about.

Whether Phil predicts six more weeks of winter or an early spring, travelers will have the chance to take advantage of 30 percent off extended stays across the country. If he does in fact see his shadow, travelers will have the chance to book some of the best ski destinations in the US, including the  apartment-style suites at snow-haven WorldMark Bend – Seventh Mountain Resort in Bend, Oregon.

If Phil doesn’t see his shadow and spring comes early, travelers can take advantage of a jumpstart to warmer weather by way of extended stays at lakefront WorldMark Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Mo. or the beachfront Club Wyndham Sea Watch Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; which include multi-bedrooms, separate living and work spaces, and everything else you’d need to enjoy a socially distanced stateside vacation.

Interested in getting a head start on your exciting winter—or, fingers crossed, warm and relaxing—stateside vacation? Be sure to check out the full list of participating properties and find out more details on the official Extra Holidays online vacation platform.