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Fall vacations suit about 30 percent of Americans

New England farm with golden sugar maples, a

New England farm with golden sugar maples, a common destination for leaf-peepers Photo Credit: Getty Images / Visions of America

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.

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.

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