It’s that time of the year when people start counting down the days until their summer vacation.
TripAdvisor released a study listing popular Memorial Day and summer travel plans and activities.
According to the study, one third of Americans will be traveling on Memorial Day for one or more of these top five activities: attending a cookout, shopping, swimming, hiking or attending a festival.
The study also indicates a 7 % increase in planned summer vacations. Of the 86% planning a trip, 74% will drive, 64% will fly and 11% will take a train.
Popular vacations include an escape to the ocean or a visit to a large city like New York, Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco or Chicago.
TripAdvisor says people will be indulging in ice cream, seafood, margaritas, beer and iced tea.
Top activities include shopping, swimming, museum visits, national or state park visits and cookouts.