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According to a recent AAA Travel survey, 80% of trips this fall will be road trips — and most of these road trip destinations are in the West.
Data from TripTik, AAA’s road trip planning tool, shows that the top 10 U.S. road trip destinations are (in order): Denver; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; San Diego; Seattle; Keystone, S.D.; Portland, Ore.; Phoenix; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Myrtle Beach, S.C.
“As many Americas continue to work from home and attend school virtually, this temporary lifestyle change opens up new and exciting possibilities for fall travel — particularly for those who deferred summer travel plans,” said Paula Twidale, senior vice president, AAA Travel. “Trips that allow people to take advantage of the great outdoors are particularly appealing this fall. From hiking and exploring state and national parks, to visiting beaches and outdoor gardens, all of these top road trip destinations feature activities that allow families to enjoy America’s backyard within their individual comfort levels.”
From hiking and exploring state and national parks, to visiting beaches and outdoor gardens, all of these top road trip destinations feature activities that allow families to enjoy America’s backyard within their individual comfort levels.
While AAA research finds that 67% of U.S. adults are planning a vacation before the end of the year, travelers are uncertain about when they will be able to take their vacation.
According to AAA, “some are opting for spur-of-the-moment travel decisions as they take coronavirus implications into account.”
One in five who are planning a trip before the end of this year but have not booked yet expect to do so within one week of traveling.
AAA also notes that “on average, gas prices nationally are nearly 50 cents cheaper than this time last year and are the cheapest fall prices since 2016.”
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