Who in the United States takes the least amount of leisure trips? According to a new study released by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, people living in the Northeast United States tend to take the fewest leisure trips every year compared to others living in the South and Midwest.
Most Americans also prefer to take short-weekend road trips as opposed to week-long holidays, with nearly two-thirds of Americans admitting that they prefer to take just a one-day or weekend road trip instead of taking a week-long trip. Maybe people living in the United States get homesick pretty easy.
Just over half of the people who participated in the survey, 57 percent, said that they would drive at least 300 miles away for a weekend trip. Also, around 75 percent said that they would prefer to drive to their holiday destination because it provides more freedom than flying.
The vice president of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Steve Short, said in a statement that this study shows that Americans are willing to drive very long distances just to get a little relaxation and rest. Even if it’s just for a weekend vacation, they will not only drive, but they prefer to drive.
The survey also shows that nearly 42 percent of men said that they would take a road trip because they like to drive. Women were nearly 1.5 times more likely than guys to take road trips, not because they like to drive, but because they like to come back refreshed and rejuvenated.
Around 41 percent of women said that they were likely to rent a car for a road trip to help prevent wear on their own cars. Only around 25 percent of men said that they would do the same. Also, in an 11 to 1 ratio, men claim that they would rent a car just for the opportunity to drive something new.
People between the ages of 25 and 34 admit that they have the least amount of time to spend taking road trips. Around 51 percent of people in this age group said that they are not able to take road trips because of work. Only around 35 percent of people in this age group make time to stop and eat while on the road. They are also far less likely than any other age group to stop and see attractions on the way.
People under the age of 45 said that they prefer to spend time with their friends or family members over taking a road trip. Also, people who live in the West are around three times more likely to take a road trip to a destination to explore the great outdoors.