Updated 7/28/2011 at 2:00pm Wednesday evening, Reuters reported that the…
AAA released its 2016 Memorial Day Travel Forecast, estimating 38 million Americans will travel to (hopefully) sunnier, warmer destinations this holiday weekend. Of those 38 million, AAA estimates that 89 percent (or roughly 34 million) will be traveling via car more than 50 miles from home. That amounts to nearly 10 percent of the entire U.S. population being on the road between Thursday and Monday.
The group attributes the increase in travel to record low gas prices, which across the nation currently average just $2.26 per gallon. Top travel destinations include New York City; Washington, D.C.; Boston; Los Angeles; San Francisco; South Padre Island; Myrtle Beach; Orlando; Miami; and Honolulu.
Are you traveling this Memorial Day Weekend? If so, tweet us where you’re going to @BeCarChic on Twitter using the #MemorialDayWeekend hash tag!