Did you know that more than half (55%) of Americans leave unused vacation days on the table every year? Many companies offer a paid vacation option (97%), but not all of them allow roll-over or payouts when time is left unused. In order to make sure you take your hard earned time off without losing it, we invite you to explore Merriam for an extended weekend near Kansas City, a stay-cation in your own backyard or a stopping point along a cross-country road-trip!

Before you set off on your journey, we've packed a few helpful tips so you're prepared and ready to enjoy your vacation. Plan your trip by checking out the weather, taking a peek at our seasonal Merriam suggestions, clicking over to our calendar of events and downloading our Visitors Guide to have a handy reference when visiting Merriam.