Working as Lexus dealers near Green Cove Springs, FL, it’s easy for us to understand why families in the United States value their vacations so much. With gorgeous beaches, plenty of cultural attractions, and an active nightlife, who wouldn’t want to spend their vacation in our area?

A recent AAA survey revealed that 35 percent of Americans will travel at least 50 miles away from home with two or more of their immediate family members for a vacation this year. While the total number of family vacationers hasn’t changed since last year, the percent of people who plan on taking three or more family vacations has. This year, 28 percent of family travelers are expected to take three or more trips, a figure that’s up 13 points over last year. About 70 percent of family travelers plan to take one or two vacations in 2017.

“Families continue to see the value of traveling as a way to bond and reconnect in today’s busy world,” said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president of Travel and Publishing. “The best way to wrap up a family vacation is to start planning the next one, as more and more Americans are starting to do.”

What are the most popular family vacations? Here’s a list of the most popular options and the percentage of families that will take advantage of them this year:

  • Family Road Trip: 79 percent
  • National Parks: 51 percent
  • Theme Parks: 40 percent
  • International Destinations: 33 percent
  • Guided or Escorted Tours: 22 percent
  • Ocean Cruises: 20 percent

Even though gas is more expensive that it was at this time last year, the number of family travelers who are expected to embark on a family road trip is up 10 percent over 2016. If you’re one of the people who is planning to hit the road for an upcoming family vacation, be sure you contact our Lexus service center near Orange Park, FL to make a service appointment. Whether you drive a 2017 Lexus IS or a vehicle made by another manufacturer, our factory-trained technicians will inspect your automobile and make sure it’s ready for the rigors of the road.

Contact Lexus of Orange Park to schedule your next service appointment now.