Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and with it, millions of Americans are leaving town for the three-day holiday weekend.
The American Automobile Association says as many as 35 million Americans are going to be traveling 50 miles or more for the holiday weekend.
“The 2018 travel season has been one of the busiest that we’ve had on record and we anticipate that Labor Day is going to be no different,” said Michael Blasky with AAA Northern California. “All summer long, we’ve experienced record numbers of drivers and people taking to the skies really just due to the booming economy.”
16 million Americans are expected to fly over the weekend. AAA credits lower airfares for the large number.
AAA said high gas prices aren’t deterring people from traveling. California drivers are paying almost 50-cents more right now than they did last year.
Gas prices are expected to start dropping next week, but AAA said there are things that could affect lower prices, including hurricanes in the Gulf Coast or refinery issues in California.