How old were you when you first went on vacation? While 51% of U.S. adults took their first trip before they turned 18, 42% never went on vacation as a kid, according to new research. But a lot of them are making up for lost time as adults.
A new survey of 2-thousand reveals:
- The average person has been on six vacations purely for fun and relaxation and they’re longing for more.
- A quarter of Americans daydream about traveling most of the week and have six destinations on their “I’ll go there someday” bucket list.
- The “must-do” trips respondents think everyone should take at some point include:
- a weekend trip to Las Vegas for casino-hopping and gambling - 46%
- Visiting the White House and monuments in Washington, D.C. - 45%
- Seeing the Grand Canyon in Arizona - 42%
- Going to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota - 38%
- Visiting Disney World in Florida - 36%
- Going to a volcano in Hawaii - 29%
- Checking out Times Square in New York City - 28%
- Exploring the Greek Islands - 19%
- Seeing the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt - 17%
- Swimming with the pigs in the Bahamas - 17%
- Nearly half of those polled (45%) think they’ll be traveling more this year than in 2022, with two-thirds saying they plan to take at least two trips this year and spending an average of $4-thousand.
- For Gen X and baby boomers, this year is for trips to relaxing and peaceful places like Florida and Hawaii.
- Millennials are focused on long-haul destinations like Dubai and France.
- Gen Zers are looking to visit vacation destinations including California and the Caribbean.
- Respondents say the main difference between a trip and a vacation is being away from home for a certain amount of time, with most agreeing that a vacation is at least seven days long.
Source: SWNS Digital