Americans planning sweet escapes this summer with camping, swimming and boating trips

A new study suggests the majority of Americans plan to get in touch with Mother Nature on their summer getaways this year. A survey of 2,000 Americans found 66% said they feel their absolute best when surrounded by nature and more than six in 10 (62%) have daydreamed about getting outside this summer. The urge is so strong, 63% said for the first time since the pandemic began, they've made plans to leave the house for more than just a couple of days at a time. Conducted by OnePoll and Commissioned by Cooper Tires, the study found Americans want to drive no more than 115 miles to get to their destinations this summer and have an average of three road trips already planned out. And for 63% of Americans, being outdoors is best done with friends and family. Almost as many (62%) say they prefer spending time in the great outdoors with their pets. And 59% rather enjoy nature in solitude.

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