Holiday Travel Tips from the AAA Experts

If you’ll be traveling this holiday season, you’ll be in good company. Roughly 100 million Americans are expected to hit the road this December. But a yearly trip to Grandma’s house doesn’t mean getting there and journeying home can’t be half the fun. Consider extending your trip or leaving early to create a holiday vacation to remember.

  • Try to compress the time spent celebrating in one place. You may save a night or two to spend at a comfortable bed-and-breakfast or nice hotel.
  • Use the AAA TripTik® Travel Planner at to see what cities, towns or special destinations may be along your travel route. You can book hotel rooms, arrange car rentals and get information on other destinations using AAA’s exclusive travel planning tool.
  • Many some attractions, parks and businesses close during the holidays, so ask about holiday schedules before you go. Others may have special seasonal activities and events.
  • Think about the weather, but don’t let it scare you away. If you’ll be in snow country, holing up in a cozy cabin or lodge might be appealing. For the more adventurous, make skiing and snowboarding part of your trip.
  • A three-day cruise or a quick trip to a favorite city for shopping, dining and nightlife may be an option. New Year’s Eve in any big city is sure to feature a variety of opportunities for fine dining, dancing and music.

    Wherever your travels will take you, the experts at AAA are here to help you plan a memorable trip. Call, click or come on in to discover destination ideas and start designing your perfect holiday vacation.