Over 39-Million People Will Be Traveling Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is next week, and with travel continuing to rebound, it sounds like a lot of people will be headed somewhere over the three-day weekend.

  • According to AAA, 39.2-million people will travel 50 miles or more over Memorial Day.
  • That’s an increase of 8.3% over last year.
  • And with all those travelers there's bound to be plenty of traffic.
  • As usual, the bulk of travelers will be hitting the road over the weekend, with 34.9-million Americans driving to their destination, an increase of 1.5 million people from 2021.
  • 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 26th and Friday, May 27th.
  • Of course, the car isn’t the only way people will be escaping to their Memorial Day weekend destination.
  • Another 3.01-million folks will be flying, an increase of over half a million from last year.
  • Plus, 1.33-million will take either a cruise, train or bus, which is more than double those who did so last year. 

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 

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Seattle, Washington
  3. Miami, FL
  4. Las Vegas, Nevada
  5. Anaheim, California
  6. New York, New York
  7. Denver, CO
  8. Anchorage, Alaska
  9. Boston, MA
  10. Honolulu, Hawaii

Source: AAA

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