Hungry for Labor Day Vacation: New Survey Shows People Travel For The Food Alone

Parent Herald August 31, 06:29 pm

If your family is heading out of town this Labor Day weekend, the discussion around food more than likely covered where to make dinner reservations, local food markets to sample and lunch spots with the best views. You're not alone in making food a part of your vacation planning, with more than eight of 10 people saying they get most excited about trying the local food and restaurants on their vacations, according to a recent study by Harry & David.

People are looking for cultural connection through food with 59 percent of the survey respondents saying they are most likely to seek out restaurants where locals eat to ensure they get the true flavor of the culture.

Chances are when locals praise their neighborhood spots, they are more than likely to field questions from men. The survey found that men seek out restaurants where locals eat more than women (63 percent vs. 56 percent, respectively), so while they might not ask for directions, they will be sure to get a local's recommendation (obviously, they will need help getting there!)

As for the top cities where people travel for the gastronomical experience, well, New York City took the number spot as the best foodie city, with San Francisco, Chicago and Austin following suit.

What's your destination city for the best food? We would love to hear from you! Sound off your thoughts in the Comments section and follow Parent Herald for more news and updates.

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