This Saturday was the official first day of summer, which means more families will be looking to go away for the weekend. But is there anything new to do?
How about rooting for your favorite insect during the cockroach races at the annual BuGFest? Or hoisting a skull and crossbones (and maybe a beer) at the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival? You can also double your pleasure at the world's largest gathering of twins at the Twins Day Festival!
These are just some of the quirky events vacationers can attend this summer and more Americans may be attending them than ever before. A recent national survey shows that more than half of Americans (53%) are looking for something new to do on weekends.
Alan Caruba with the Boring Institute says that these kinds of festivals are just what Americans need to fight boredom this summer. The Travel Industry Association says that 82% of Americans intend to travel this summer.
With the weak economy, SARS, and threats of terrorism discouraging travelers from globe-trotting, domestic vacations are expected to hit all-time highs this season. And there are plenty of fun family events to fill their appetite, including:
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