Park and Recreation Amenities Popular Among Vacation Goers

September 5, 2017, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

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A Park Pulse poll conducted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) asked 1,013 Americans ages 18+ what’s important to them when choosing a vacation destination.

Most Americans take local park and recreation amenities, such as parks, trails, beaches and botanical gardens and museums, into strong consideration when planning a vacation.

58% of Baby Boomers prefer areas with scenic views and wildlife.

Areas that offer recreation options for kids and adults are important among Gen X'ers and Millennials.

A significant number of Americans prefer areas that are pedestrian-friendly and easily walkable.

Nearly half of all Americans say they prefer vacation destinations that are secluded and relaxing.

(c)2017 National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research  among 1,003 nationally representative Americans, ages 18+, between March 6th and March 13th, 2017, using an email invitation and an online survey. Quotas have been set to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. adult population 18 and older. The margin of error for this study is +/- 3.1 perccentage points at the 95% confidence level.