Road trips, about 79 percent, remain the preferred type of getaway, followed by visits to national parks, 51 percent, and 40 percent preferred theme parks.
Ten percent more families are expected to take road trips this year compared to last, despite the fact that gas prices average 47 cents higher.
The survey also showed that international destinations and ocean cruises are popular with family travelers. About 22 percent of people said they are planning to take a guided or escorted tour in 2017, a 7 percent increase over last year.
“While many Americans enjoy the flexibility of a road trip, there are some families who prefer the structure and convenience of a group tour,” Antrican said. “Many tours are specially designed for multi-generational groups, plus there’s no better way to learn about a destination than from a knowledgeable, local guide.”