65% of Us Are Planning Summer Getaways Due to Lockdown

Short drives and trips to visit family top the list

May 19, 2020
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Could we end up seeing MORE people on the roads this summer because of the crisis?  According to this, I guess it's possible . . .

65% of Americans say they're planning more road trips this year after being cooped up for the last few months.  And 44% have used their time in lockdown to plan at least one trip.

Just over a third of us would rather drive than fly, because it feels safer.  And we're willing to add 6 hours and 38 minutes to our trip to avoid being on a plane.

88% of people say they'll take at least one trip this summer, assuming it feels safe enough.  Here are the top five summer trips we've got planned . . .

 

1.  Visiting family.  49% of people with trips planned said that's one of them.

 

2.  Trips to landmarks in your own state, or neighboring states, 38%.

 

3.  Visiting friends, 34%.

 

4.  Cross-country trips, or places that are more than one state away, 34%.

 

5.  Trips to the beach or a vacation home, 33%.

 

Trips WITHOUT the family could also be a thing this year.  62% of people in the poll admitted they could really use a break from their loved ones right about now. 

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