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This is going to be an unusual summer for travel. Some states are wide open and others are partially back to normal with many COVID-19 precautions in effect. We've noticed a few summer travel trends emerging and are sharing the top summer travel trends for families to inspire you to explore safely this summer. 

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Here are the trends we've identified for this summer. Use them to plan your family getaway. 

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  1. Staycations will be huge this year. Staying local, having proximity to home, and remaining nearby is a top priority for travelers right now. Head here for staycation ideas.
  2. National Parks are big destinations this year. Head here to get our tips for visiting National Parks. Since the big parks will be busy, consider heading to a lesser-known area this year. 
  3. Staying in the US: International travel will be slow to rebound and as a result, we'll see an uptick in bookings in remote areas within the United States including places like Savannah, Charleston, Nashville, Sedona, Lake George, Lake Tahoe, Maine and others. See below for the list of top destinations this summer.
  4. Road Trips, Not Flights: Americans will likely make travel arrangements in their vicinity or within driving distance of where they live as we wait for more information about air travel. If you do decide to fly, don't be shocked by the high prices. It's a good time to use frequent flier miles if you have them.
Summer Travel Trends for Families


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Use Pinterest to save your favorite family travel destinations to help inspire your next trip. Be sure to follow our Travel with Kids board here.

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