Summer spending expected to be way up

Summer spending … How much are we looking forward to this summer? So much so that a new survey found that 50% of respondents said they are going all out this summer, thanks to being vaccinated. In fact, 45% said they plan to spend more money this year than the past two summers combined. More numbers: 40% can’t wait to go to their favorite restaurants and bars for happy hour again, 22% can’t wait to go to a sporting event, and 21% can’t wait to go to a concert.

According to the survey, these are the activities Americans are most looking forward to this summer:

  1. Vacations -- 43%
  2. Going out to restaurants, bars, happy hours, etc. -- 39%
  3. Hosting friends and family at home -- 30%
  4. Attending a game/sporting event -- 22%
  5. Attending a concert -- 21%
  6. Going on dates -- 21%
  7. Graduation/birthday parties -- 20%