As leaves fall, interest in autumn travel on the rise
Traditionally, early autumn has been a calm period for travel, tucked between summer vacations and Thanksgiving family reunions. According to a AAA survey, though, fall's off-season peace and quiet has an appeal of its own: more than 1 in 4 Americans planned to take a vacation between Labor Day and Thanksgiving in 2017. We look at what autumn travelers like most about the season, and where they're heading.
What attracts travelers to autumn vacations?
Fewer crowds and kids
68% of respondents
63% of respondents
Better value for the money
55% of respondents
In fall, the road beckons
Road trips are the preferred activity for fall travelers, with 62 percent of those surveyed saying they planned to hit the road. Cooler autumn weather also draws visitors to the outdoors, whether it's at a national or state park (46 percent) or a fall festival (37 percent). One particularly popular attraction is traveling to see fall foliage, which 26 percent of those surveyed said they planned to do.
Popular fall destinations in 2018, according to AAA travel professionals
Vacation is a time to relax, but travel comes with plenty to worry about: flight delays, lost bags, injuries, and more. Travel insurance can give you peace of mind by covering the costs of these and other issues, so you can spend less time worrying and more time relaxing.