Sumary of Travel prices and crowds are surging — but not at these U.S. destinations:
- Travelers hoping to avoid the throngs in cities and theme parks are finding themselves among record numbers of visitors to national parks and coastal destinations.
- Americans searched for national parks more than any other travel destination in May and June, according to the consumer data company ShareThis.
- “Many campgrounds and lodging in and around popular destination national parks — places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion, Glacier, and Acadia — are already fully booked or nearly fully booked through Labor Day,” said Stephanie Roulett, a spokesperson for the U.S. National Park Service told CNBC.
- Crowds gather to watch the Old Faithful Geyser erupt at Yellowstone National Park on July 14, 2021.Natalie Behring | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesTo make matters worse, private rental home rates are surging, with rates up as much as 79% from 2019.But this isn’t happening everywhere.
- Using Google Trends and rental home data from 265 municipalities, a Florida-based travel company analyzed where travelers may find fewer people and less expensive home rentals this year.
- Online travel searches increased earlier this year to places such as Ruidoso, New Mexico (population: 8,000) and Niagara Falls, New York.