Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and if you’re looking forward to getting away thanks to the extra day out of the office, know you're not alone. According to AAA, nearly 43-million people will travel this Memorial Day the second-highest travel volume since 2000, when the company started recording data.
And with all those travelers there's bound to be plenty of traffic, with 37.6-million Americans driving to their destination, an increase of a million travelers from last year. Those getting in their cars better pack their patience because AAA and INRIX predict congestion will be at its peak in the late afternoon on Thursday, May 23rdand Friday, May 24th.
Of course, the car isn’t the only way people will be escaping to their Memorial Day weekend destination. Another 3.25-million folks will be flying, which is a 4.8% increase over last year, Plus, 1.9-million will take either a cruise, train or bus, which is a 3.8% increase.
- As for where everyone's going, according to AAA bookings, the most popular domestic destination for Memorial Day travel is Orlando, Florida.
Top Ten Memorial Day Travel Destinations
- Orlando, Florida
- New York, New York
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Anaheim, California
- Seattle, Washington
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Anchorage, Alaska
- Tampa, Florida
- San Francisco, California