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Many Floridians taking spring vacations

Posted at 8:33 AM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 12:03:02-04

Half of Florida residents planning a non-holiday vacation of four days or more this year will take a trip in the next three months, according to a recent AAA survey.

Of all the city destinations throughout the country, four Florida cities ranked among AAA's "Top 10 Most Popular Travel Destinations” during the next four weeks – based on AAA hotel bookings.

 

Going by car? 

AAA has some advice for preparing your vehicle and staying safe:

  • Check the tires
  • Wear safety belts. That includes securing children in a booster or car seat.
  • Share travel itinerary with a family member or trusted friend.
  • Check weather alerts along your route.
  • Program GPS before driving, to reduce distractions while behind the wheel.
  • Identify alternative routes before leaving, in case there is bad weather or congestion.
  • Put the phone down while driving. 
  • Take breaks at least once every two to three hours to re-energize.