Americans enjoy repeat vacations, but not in their own backyard.
January 4, 2017 | Joe Pye
A staycation is a great way to save money, but you live here — now it’s time to get out of town.
A new survey from rental car company Enterprise reveals almost two-thirds of vacationers will be traveling more than 150 miles for a trip in 2017. A few years ago, Americans were more willing to vacation at home to save money on their time off, but it looks like we’re over that.
It’s not that we get bored of the same thing, either. Seventy percent in the survey said they will be traveling to somewhere they have been before. We’re apparently just sick of staying home, regardless of the savings. Here are some other fun findings of the survey of 1,000 adults…
- 62 percent of parents plan to bring their children on their weekend getaways, but only two in 10 dog owners will
- Only 7 percent said they were planning a “romantic” getaway
- 61 percent plan to spend less than $500 on their getaway, while 39 percent will spend up to $1,000 (compared to a week-long family vacation that could cost between $1,180 and $4,580)
- 74 percent plan to use a car to reach their vacation destination (good news for Enterprise, which is hawking a $10 weekend rental special)
If you’re looking for something different for vacation this year, we recommend something called alternative spring break. They’re definitely more fun than a staycation, but almost as cheap.
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