2019 will be a strong vacation year for Floridians, AAA said

Vacation, all I ever wanted.
Most Floridians are expected to take a vacation or leisure trip of at least three days this year, AAA, The Auto Club Group, said. Pictured is a ride at Walt Disney World. [LUIS SANTANA   |   Times, 2018]
Most Floridians are expected to take a vacation or leisure trip of at least three days this year, AAA, The Auto Club Group, said. Pictured is a ride at Walt Disney World. [LUIS SANTANA | Times, 2018]
Published January 11
Updated January 12

Floridians are expected to travel in droves this year according to AAA, the Auto Club Group. In a forecast released this week, AAA projects that 84 percent of Floridians expect to take a vacation or leisure trip of at least three days in 2019, up 1 percent from last year.

Most expect to head to theme parks (36 percent), beaches (31 percent), the ocean or large cruises (29 percent) or to a major metro area (28 percent). Just over half (56 percent) anticipate taking a spring break trip of 3 or more days.

For theme parks, most will head to Walt Disney World (62 percent), followed by Universal Orlando (55 percent), SeaWorld Orlando (40 percent) and Busch Gardens (38 percent).

Contact Malena Carollo at mcarollo@tampabay.com or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo.

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