AAA: Floridians Planning Autumn Vacations

The summer travel season is now over, yet many Floridians are not ready to put their luggage away.  

AAA officials say a new AAA Consumer Pulse survey reveals nearly three-quarters of Florida residents, 73 percent, say they will take at least one vacation sometime from September through November.

The survey noted that, while we can expect the usual Thanksgiving traffic crunch, more travelers will be hitting the road in October, popularly considered the month when Autumn hits its stride.

AAA officials say people cited a number of reasons for traveling during the fall season. 

Survey respondents said the weather was cooler, prices were lower, and the lines at the attractions were shorter.

There was also the lure of the fall colors, according to more than 30 percent of the people responding to the survey.

AAA officials say that, whether you travel domestic or internationally, there are many advantages to a fall vacation.

They say the weather cools off and students are back in school, leaving smaller crowds at popular attractions. 

As a result, travelers find more availability and competitive pricing on airfares, hotels and rental cars. 

This year, AAA is predicting a steady decline in gas prices to go with the falling leaves, so travel along the roadways should be a bargain.


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