Road Trippin’!

It’s summer, and gas prices are actually FALLING ,  so it might be the right time to plan a good-ol’ summertime road trip!  A new survey says about 93% of Americans enjoy road trips, with 68% planning to hit the road sometime this summer.  When asked WHY they like road trips, differences based on age:  Gen Z is more likely than other generations to say they enjoy road trips because of bonding time, Millennials are more likely to say they enjoy road trips for adventure.  Baby Boomers (and I’m among them)  are more likely to say they enjoy road trips for scenic views.  They’re also more likely to mention the flexibility, and more likely to appreciate the cost savings, compared to other forms of travel.  Gen X wasn’t particularly notable, compared to the others.

Here are some other tidbits from the survey: The most popular road trip destination is Florida, followed by California, and Georgia.  But it depends where you live.  Westerners are more likely to plan a visit to California or Arizona. Midwesterners are more likely to go to Florida, Illinois, or Michigan. Southerners have Florida and Georgia high on their list for 2024,  and Northeasterners are looking at New York and Massachusetts.  The most popular TYPE of road trip destination was a beach.  A family or friend’s house is next, followed by the mountains, a national park, a lake, a historic site, a campground and a theme park.  How about a concert or out of town sporting event?  I’d say those qualify too.   Finally, how long should the road trip be?  Overall, the most common response is a maximum of six to 10 hours in the car to reach the destination.  Remember, wherever you may roam you can always stream 98 Rocks on all your devices!  More on this very website.

Bon Voyage!

 

 

(For more, MazdaUSA.com has the full report.)

 

 

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