When our family decided to go to Branson, Missouri last summer, we weighed our travel options. The main factor in our final decision was financial. We could buy five round trip plane tickets but then we'd still need to rent a car to get around Branson. After calculating the price of gas, five could travel by land for less than the price of one person flying. We chose to drive.
Looking back, there were other benefits to our driving. A more leisurely pace. The opportunity to see more of the country. Bonding time as a family. Memories.