According to a recent AAA survey, kore than one-third of Americans are planning to take a family vacation of 50 miles or more from home in the next 12 months. AAA Travel experts offer these tips to families planning vacations this year:

Theme Parks.  Theme parks in Orlando and southern California are expected to continue to grow in popularity with families this summer as new attractions debut at theme parks coast-to-coast. Go in early May and September when crowds are lighter and lines are shorter.