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AAA Western & Central New York's top travel destinations for February break

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Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:10 pm

Families plan to warm up despite a mild winter

By AAA of Western and Central New York

Even though it has been a mild winter, many families are looking to escape Western and Central New York for February break! Some travelers are taking a long weekend for the President’s Day holiday while many families are taking advantage of mid-winter break from area school districts to escape for the whole week.

It’s no surprise that our top 10 most popular destinations all feature warm climates! The list is based on AAA WCNY travel bookings from Feb. 14-24. While Orlando is usually the No. 1 destination, cruising takes the top spot by a close margin in this report. Note: Caribbean cruise and Orlando are by far the most popular destinations, followed by eight other great options. With so many places to go, there’s no poor choice this year.

February break top destinations for travelers from the Western and Central New York region are:

  • Caribbean cruise
  • Orlando
  • Jamaica
  • Cancun
  • Dominican Republic
  • Las Vegas
  • Hawaii
  • Bahamas
  • Fort Myers
  • Turks & Caicos Islands

For those flying to destinations, always be mindful of TSA regulations to make your travel experience as smooth as possible. Arrive at least 90 minutes prior to departure and check flight status with airlines ahead of time. Limit jewelry and liquids and have travel documents easily accessible at security.

To ease concerns over coronavirus, travelers are reminded to carry hand sanitizer and use alcohol-based wipes to sanitize tray tables on planes. Personal hygiene and thorough hand washing can go a long way in protecting travelers from a variety of viruses. Travelers with any concerns should always talk to their trusted AAA travel consultant. Visit https://westerncentralny.aaa.com/travel, call 855-862-6651 or stop into a AAA Travel & Insurance Center.

Travelers can also download the free AAA mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. The app can be used to map a route, find the lowest gas prices, access exclusive member discounts, find more than 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants, request roadside assistance and more.

As upstate New York’s largest member services organization, AAA Western and Central New York provides more than 887,000 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. Visit AAA at www.AAA.com.

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