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Planning a Sizzling Summer? Ask.com Reveals the Coolest Places to Travel in 2008
May 27, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


OAKLAND, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grab your sunscreen and towel, and don't forget the sunglasses. Memorial Day officially starts the summer travel season and 178 million adults are online, many searching for the hottest vacation destinations. To help those having trouble deciding where to go this summer, Ask.com has released its lists of the most searched travel destinations on Ask.com.

Bring the kids along for the ride

When school lets out, families are looking for destinations that are exciting for children and parents alike. It's all about the brands this year, as places like Disneyland, Universal Studios and Six Flags earned a place on the "Top Family Friendly Vacation Spots" list. Also, in the current economic climate, parents are using search engines as a launch pad for vacation value, searching out inclusive package deals and locations where the family can enjoy diverse activities in a single destination.

Ask.com's Top Family Friendly Vacation Spots 1. Disneyland, CA 6. Walt Disney World, FL 2. Universal Studios 7. Hershey Park, PA 3. Six Flags Great Adventure 8. Poconos Resorts, PA 4. Myrtle Beach, SC 9. Colonial Williamsburg, VA 5. Sea World 10. LegoLand, CA

Travel through time

Vacations that also serve as history lessons can be wonderfully educational and fun for the whole family, and the "Most Popular U.S. Landmarks" list provides a diverse group of locales to visit. Although man-made sites like The White House, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island beat out "mother nature" overall on this list, eco-minded families are not alone, with destinations like the Florida Everglades and Yellowstone National Park also ranking close to the top.

Ask.com's Most Popular U.S. Landmarks 1. Florida Everglades 6. Niagara Falls 2. White House 7. Golden Gate Bridge 3. Statue of Liberty 8. The Alamo 4. Yellowstone National Park 9. Ellis Island 5. Mount Rushmore 10. Lincoln Memorial

Romanticas lunas de miel

June is the most popular month to tie the knot and the only thing better than the wedding is the honeymoon. Ask.com recommends newlyweds brush up on their Spanish-speaking skills as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain and Costa Rica all made the "Most Searched Honeymoon Destinations" list.

Ask.com's Most Searched Honeymoon Destinations 1. Mexico 6. Spain 2. Italy 7. Costa Rica 3. Hawaii 8. Greece 4. Puerto Rico 9. Paris 5. France 10. Bahamas

Dive in!

Water lovers are out in full force this year, searching more than ever for water sports and activities, according to Ask.com's "Most Searched Summer Activities."

Ask.com's Most Searched Summer Activities 1. Swimming 6. Water polo 2. Camping 7. Beach volleyball 3. Sailing 8. Snorkeling 4. Hiking 9. Kayaking 5. Wakeboarding 10. Parasailing

Don't let rising gas prices get you down

To find the best gas prices close to home and on the road, Ask.com visitors who enter the search term "cheap gas" and then enter their zip code into the Smart Answer module presented at the top of the results page can find the cheapest gas deals wherever their road trip may take them(1).

About Ask.com

Ask.com, a wholly-owned business of IAC , is one of the leading general search engines on the Internet. The Ask Network of sites has more than 130 million worldwide unique monthly users according to March 2008 comScore data. Ask.com syndicates its search technology and advertising solutions to a network of affiliate partners.

(1) Pricing data is obtained from 3rd party sources. Ask.com makes no

representations, warranties and/or covenants as to the accuracy,

timeliness, coverage, and/or completeness of such data.

CONTACT: Andrea Riggs of Ask.com, +1-212-314-7280, andrea.riggs@ask.com;or Morgan Anderson of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, +1-212-367-6874,, for Ask.com

Web site: http://www.ask.com/