Where Are Utahns Headed on Vacation this Summer?

About a third of Utahns say they plan to stay inside the Beehive State for their summer vacations this year.

A new UtahPolicy.com survey conducted by Dan Jones & Associates finds 36% of Utahns say they will take their vacations inside Utah. Another 23% say they will vacation outside of the state. 26% say they will vacation both in and outside of Utah.

Some interesting numbers from our survey:

  • 42% of Utahns between the age of 25 and 34 say they plan to vacation in-state. That's not surprising as many in that age group have young families and it can be expensive to travel with kids in tow.
  • The highest percentage of Utahns planning to travel outside of the state (30%) is in the 18-24-year-old age range.
  • 44% of those 65 and over say they will take their vacation this year inside Utah.
  • 17% between 18 and 24 and 16% aged 55-64 say they do not plan to take any vacation at all this year.

The survey was conducted June 2-8, 2015. 601 Utah adults were contacted via telephone and online means. It has a margin of error of +/- 4%.