To help travelers enjoy a taste of our colorful beginnings, AAA inspectors gathered their selections for favorite historic restaurants. In locations that vary from an 1885 school building to a rustic stone and wood lodge in the heart of a national park, these restaurants invite diners to step back in time while enjoying a memorable meal.
Following a dip in travel for last years holiday, more than 3 million Southland residents are expected to take Fourth of July trips in the coming days a 5.2 percent increase from 2011s 2.88 million travelers.
AAA Travel cruise experts say cruising remains a popular choice for North American vacationers. More than 16 million cruise passengers sailed the world's waterways last year, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and a passenger total in excess of 17 million is forecast for 2012.
Local consumers will be spending slightly less on their holiday trips this season, but are more likely than they were last year to take at least one overnight trip for the holidays in November and December, according to AAA New Mexico's Third Annual Winter Holiday Travel Poll.
High gas prices are a concern, but local consumers say they will spend the same on holiday trips this season and are about as likely as they were last year to take at least one overnight trip for the holidays in November and December, according to the AAA Texas Third Annual Winter Holiday Travel Poll.