A new study from Vacasa, the nation’s leading vacation rental management platform, found 48 percent of parents are planning to travel with their kids — however, it also showed a near-even 46 percent are planning a vacation with their spouse only. After a year of homeschooling, parents need a break this autumn!
The Fall Travel Trends Report offered insight into how travelers are thinking about vacations this season. For parents planning to travel with children, 41 percent of Americans would most likely travel for a family event, with 35 percent saying a family reunion would most inspire them to travel.
The report also found 61 percent of Gen Zers and 59 percent of millennials are taking their first plane ride of the pandemic this fall, while only 31 percent of Boomers plan to do so. Many are still opting for road trips (53 percent), a domestic trip (42 percent) and camping excursions (23 percent).
More than half of respondents, at 53 percent, are planning to take a trip that was postponed from earlier in the year, but that varies by generation: 71 percent of Gen Z are taking make-up trips, with 63 percent of Boomers making new travel plans.
Despite a rise in COVID-19’s delta variant, more than half of Americans are planning travel for the fall, and flocking to nature. The highest-booked destinations for September and October in the Vacasa network include the Outer Banks; Kauai, Hawai’i; Moab, Utah; and the areas around Acadia National Park in Maine.
LEGOLAND New York Resort debuted its first Brick-or-Treat, a not-so-scary Halloween party built for kids! The event runs Saturdays and Sundays in October, 3–6 p.m., transforming each of the park’s seven LEGO-themed lands into family-friendly Halloween havens.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills makes staying in a suite even sweeter! Guests who book one of the hotel’s elegant suites are offered complimentary use of a luxury BMW for the length of their stay. While Beverly Hills has so much to offer, having a car gives you the freedom to see even more of Southern California, whether it is driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or continuing on, past Santa Barbara, to Santa Ynez wine country.
Kick-off the Christmas festivities Nov. 21 at Grand Geneva Resort and Spa. Welcoming guests of all ages, the entire family can participate in the resort’s annual Illumination Ceremony. This magical event celebrates the flipping of a switch for the spectacular light displays around the resort.
Located in Yardley Pennsylvania, Shady Brook Farm offers fun activities for families all year long, but really thrives in autumn. During fall, Shady Brook hosts plenty of activities for all ages.
Movies on the Potomac are back at National Harbor, in Maryland, offering a variety of Halloween classics during the entire month of October. Every Sunday, 4–6 p.m., National Harbor will show a free movie on the Waterfront Plaza big screen, located at 150 National Plaza.