Snow-weary travelers from Eastern and Midwestern states are escaping to Southern California in droves over the next few months, making greater Los Angeles and San Diego the No. 2 and No. 3 spring travel destinations in the country, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.
AAA compiled its top spring destinations through data obtained from AAA.com hotel bookings nationwide for those traveling between March 20, 2015 and June 20, 2015.
“While Southern Californians are booking spring trips to destinations such as Hawaii, Las Vegas, and Mexico - and also taking advantage of available spring bargains to Europe - much of the rest of the U.S. is planning to take advantage of the warm weather and numerous attractions here,” said Filomena Andre, the Auto Club’s vice president for travel products and services.
AAA Travel’s top spring travel destinations, based on AAA.com hotel bookings, are:
- Orlando, FL
- Los Angeles/Anaheim
- San Diego
- Myrtle Beach, SC
- Miami, FL
- Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Washington, D.C.
- New York
- San Francisco
Theme parks continue to be a popular vacation option, as evidenced by Orlando and Los Angeles holding top spots on this year’s list. Universal Orlando Resort is an increasingly popular destination with new attractions including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the new family-friendly Cabana Bay Beach Resort.
AAA Vacations, a collection of cruises, guided tours and independent vacations, offers unique, engaging travel experiences that range from exploring the Galapagos to touring America’s national parks, and are available at more than 1,000 AAA Travel offices. Each itinerary is designed with the AAA member in mind and includes built-in value along with exclusive member benefits such as 24/7 Member Care and Best Price Guarantee.
With all the options available to travelers today, vacation planning can be a daunting task. To maximize a spring break vacation, AAA recommends travelers seek the expert advice of a trusted travel advisor, who can provide personalized service and first-hand destination knowledge to create a memorable vacation experience. For more information and to begin planning a vacation, visit AAA.com/Travel.