A new study shows that 28 percent of Americans expect to travel this fall. Smaller crowds and fewer children, more favorable weather and a better value are some of the reasons travelers say they prefer to vacation at this time of year, according to the study by AAA.

For autumn travelers, a road trip in the family vehicle is the most common, with 62 percent of survey respondents driving to their destinations.

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Another reason behind the rise in fall travel is the abundance of festivals and seasonal events. The AAA survey found that 26 percent of travelers are planning a vacation to view the changing foliage.

Most people hitting the road this fall will be staying within the United States, with top destinations including Orlando, Florida; Anaheim, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; New York City; and Las Vegas. One-third of respondents will be traveling internationally to popular cities including Rome, London, Dublin and Cancun.