According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans — or roughly 4 in 10 U.S. adults — are planning to take a family vacation in 2019, which is slightly more than last year. Spring and summer road trips will top many of these families’ vacation plans.
According to AAA, 68 percent of all family travelers will embark on a summer getaway, and 45 percent are making plans to travel as a family this spring. And, 53 percent of families expect to do this travel in their cars.
For road trippers, gas prices have averaged nearly $0.25 cheaper so far in 2019 compared with the first few months of last year. While gas prices are increasing now, AAA expects summer prices to be cheaper than in 2018. That’s key considering that another AAA survey found that 33 percent of Americans would go on at least one additional summer road trip if gas prices remain low.
AAA’s family travel research is the result of a telephone survey (landline and cell phone) consisting of 1,007 adults living in the continental United States. Interviewing for this survey was conducted between Jan. 24 and Jan. 27.