Holiday travelers are expected to open their wallets this Thanksgiving so they can spend some quality time with their family and close friends. Many of these holiday travelers will choose bed and breakfast lodging for a more intimate and formal accommodation option.
According to AAA, approximately 42.5 million Americans are projected to drive or fly during the extended Thanksgiving holiday weekend. That is an increase of about 4% from last year’s Thanksgiving holiday. That is the first major increase this year in any of AAA’s holiday travel projections.
Bill Sutherland, vice president of AAA Travel Services states, “as consumers weigh the fear of economic uncertainty and the desire to create lasting family memories this holiday, more Americans are expected to choose family and friends over frugality.”
Travel experts suggest to get an early start this year when making your transportation and lodging decisions. Most b&b’s and hotel accommodations book quickly and require reservations well in advance. Since most travelers would prefer visiting relatives in warmer climates, especially if driving, consider a Florida bed & breakfast in beautiful Key West in the Florida Keys, or enjoy historic St. Augustine in the North Atlantic region of Florida.
If you are fortunate enough to have relatives or just wish to take your family to the majestic Wine Country region of California, contemplate staying at bed and breakfast in Calistoga, Mendocino, Napa, or Sonoma. Another memorable Thanksgiving getaway to consider is the Texas Hill Country region full of history, beauty, and fun activities for the entire family. Some popular areas where you can find outstanding bed & breakfast accommodations are the cities of Fredericksburg, Austin, San Marcos, and New Braunfels. No matter where you choose to spend your Thankgiving holiday this season, the owners and staff of TheBedandBreakfastDirectory.com wish you safe travels and a very happy Thanksgiving holiday.