Where’s everyone going for Memorial Day? Orlando is tops, AAA says
Theme-park heaven Orlando, Fla., is the top Memorial Day destination for Americans in what is predicted to be another record holiday travel year,
The total number of U.S. travelers expected to take a trip is 39.3 million, a million more than last year and the highest number since 2005.
Southern Californians will account for 3.03 million of those getting away for the long weekend, the Auto Club of Southern California predicts.
As far as destinations go, Seattle and Las Vegas are among the top 10 cities for the May 26 to 29 weekend. Figures are based on reservations made with AAA.
Top 10 Memorial Day destinations
A lots of Americans are heading overseas, many to Europe’s top cities. The AAA forecast says 2.9 million people will choose to fly to their destination this year, a more than 5% leap over last year,
1. Orlando, Fla.
4. Dublin, Ireland
7. Las Vegas
8. New York City
Road trippers dominate travel
Among Memorial Day travelers who are expected to take a trip at least 50 miles from home, most will be hitting the road.
Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City may have the biggest traffic jams on the Thursday and Friday before Memorial Day, according to predictions by AAA and traffic app Waze.
And some travelers may be leaving the family car behind. AAA has seen a jump in car rentals this year — 19% higher than last Memorial Day.
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