Summertime is one of the best times of the year for kids because school is out which means hanging out with friends, swimming, staying up late, and vacationing. But summer isn't just for the kids- at least not this year.

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Despite insane gas prices plaguing the entire country, two in three New York parents say they're planning to go on their very own vacation. The vacation might not be long but they're still planning to get out of town and go someplace "grown-up" where they can relax and let their hair down.

New Yorkers have been through a lot in the last few years and many have lost friends and family members and have decided, instead of staying cooped up, to get out and live life and, take a much-deserved break just for themselves.

Family Destinations Guide surveyed nearly 5,000 parents and learned that an incredible number of parents in New York, 61 percent (almost two in three) of them, planned to take their own vacation with adult friends, leaving the kids behind.

The survey also revealed the destinations most popular for a getaway with New York parents and these are the top seven locations:

#7: Panama City Beach, Florida. The self-declared hometown of “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches.”

#6: South Padre Island, Texas. There are 24 miles of beaches situated on the tip of Texas, right in the Gulf of Mexico.

#5: Miami Beach, Florida. Art deco, shopping, and loads of beachfront bars.

#4: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 24-hour parting, basically.

#3: Cancun, Mexico. White beaches, and exuberant nightlife.

#2: Key West, Florida. Fishing, museums, dancing and lots of live music.

#1: Las Vegas, Nevada. Gambling mecca and all-you-can-eat buffets. Need we say more?

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Stacker compiled a list of 50 attractions--state by state--to see along the drive, drawing on information from historic sites, news stories, Roadside America, and the National Park Service. Keep reading to discover where travelers can get their kicks on Route 66.

LOOK: See how much gasoline cost the year you started driving

To find out more about how has the price of gas changed throughout the years, Stacker ran the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gasoline for each of the last 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released in April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for unleaded regular gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including the absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.

Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

LOOK: Route 66’s quirkiest and most wonderful attractions state by state

Stacker compiled a list of 50 attractions--state by state--to see along the drive, drawing on information from historic sites, news stories, Roadside America, and the National Park Service. Keep reading to discover where travelers can get their kicks on Route 66.