Being Lexus dealers near Green Cove Springs, FL, we can tell you that the fall is a fantastic time to travel. This is especially true if you want to squeeze in one last trip before the arrival of the busy holiday season or you need a break from shuttling the kids to and from school and all of their extracurricular activities.

A new study released by AAA reveals that we’re not the only ones who enjoy traveling during autumn. According to the study, 28 percent of Americans are planning to take a vacation between Labor Day and Thanksgiving this year.

Of those planning a vacation, 62 percent intend to take a road trip. Attending fall festivals, visiting national and state parks, and leaf peeping are just some of the popular things people often do during their fall vacations.

Traveling during the fall provides several key benefits that aren’t typically available at other times of the year. AAA reports that travelers often enjoy fewer crowds at their vacation destinations during autumn. They also experience more favorable weather and have the chance to find a better value for the money they invest in their vacation.

“We have seen strong demand for travel throughout the course of the year, and Americans are discovering that traveling during the fall season is a best kept secret,” said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing. “Travelers increasingly prioritize immersive travel experiences and autumn offers more opportunities for them to explore a destination’s local culture, thanks to fewer crowds and mild weather.”

Whether you drive a 2018 Lexus ES 350 or an older model, be sure you bring your car into our Lexus service center before you leave home if you’re going to take a road trip this fall so we can make sure your vehicle is ready for the rigors of the road. We look forward to seeing you at Lexus of Orange Park soon.