Sun destinations are travelers' top getaways following harsh winter
As snow continues in many parts of the country, travelers are ready to escape to warmer weather and sunny destinations, according to AAA. Warm destinations offering fun-filled activities for families will experience the largest influx of travelers this spring season, followed by ever-popular vacation destinations like Washington, D.C., New York City, Seattle and San Francisco.
AAA Travel's top domestic spring destinations for travelers nationwide, based on AAA.com hotel bookings for travel between March 20 and June 20, are:
"It's clear that travelers are seeking warm weather destinations this spring as they look to escape the cold after a particularly harsh weather," said Carol DiOrio, vice president of travel for AAA Western and Central New York. "In addition to great domestic destination getaways, cruises, tours and vacation packages to international destinations such as Mexico and the Caribbean are also popular vacations this spring."
Theme parks continue to be a popular vacation option, as evidenced by Orlando and Los Angeles holding top spots on this year's list. Universal Orlando Resort is an increasingly popular destination with new attractions including "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" and the new family-friendly Cabana Bay Beach Resort.
So, where are upstate New Yorkers headed? AAA Western and Central New York's own spring travel destination list also reveals warm weather destinations in the top spots:
With all the options available to travelers today, vacation planning can be a daunting task. To maximize a spring break vacation, AAA recommends travelers seek the expert advice of a trusted travel adviser who can provide personalized service and first-hand destination knowledge to create a memorable vacation experience.
For more information and to begin planning a vacation, visit AAA.com/Travel.
As upstate New York's largest member services organization, AAA provides nearly 860,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1900, AAA has been a leading advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.
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