Road Tripping it turns out is a fav of many!

While folks love all sorts of vacations, for many the best kind of getaway is a road trip, where they can enjoy all sorts of different experiences. 

A new survey finds:

  • The average person has taken seven road trips over the course of their lifetime.
  • The average road tripper is willing to travel about seven and a half hours on their journey.
  • About half of road trippers prefer to go through small towns on their road trip.
  • This could be why 78% of Americans have found hidden gems on their road trip.
  • While some may have a specific destination in mind for their road trip, 35% of travelers say they enjoy a mix of planned and unexpected stops.
  • Among the most popular destinations:
    • Restaurants (46%)
    • Historic locations (40%)
    • Roadside attractions (38%)

So, what are folks favorite things about road trips?

  • 53% say they love the opportunity to travel on their own schedule.
  • 51% say they give them a chance to bond with their family and friends.
  • 48% love being able to make stops along the way.
  • 46% say it’s a more cost-effective way to travel.
  • Folks love road trips so much that 76% say they would choose to drive rather than fly if they knew the drive would be more enjoyable. 

Source: People

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