Lots of folks expected to hit the road for Memorial Day

Posted at 11:26 AM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 13:26:37-04

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer! 

If you plan to take a trip for the long weekend, you won’t be alone.

Memorial Day travel is up by 6% according to TripAdvisor’s Annual Memorial Day Travel Survey.  Nearly one-third will be traveling this weekend up from 24% last year. 

Of those traveling, 74% will be driving and 32% will be flying to their destinations.  Even though air travel is also up by 6%, 90% of travelers said that the increase in gasoline prices will not affect their Memorial Day travel plans. 

The majority of travelers will be going to the beach or ocean (26%) or visiting a city (24%).  Other top destinations include mountain getaways (12%), lake escapes (11%), or national park visits (9%).

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