What to expect this holiday

AAA says it projects 43.8 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the Memorial Day holiday traveling period, which is the second-highest estimate since AAA began its tracking in 2000.

“We haven’t seen Memorial Day weekend travel numbers like these in almost 20 years,” said Paula Twidale, senior vice president of AAA Travel. “We’re projecting an additional one million travelers this holiday weekend compared to 2019, which not only means we’re exceeding pre-pandemic levels but also signals a very busy summer travel season ahead.”

Memorial Day 2024: Gas prices

AAA is predicting that 38.4 million people will travel by car over Memorial Day weekend, the highest for that weekend since AAA began tracking in 2000, according to their press release. The number of drivers is up 4% from last year and 1.9% from 2019.