July 4th Travel

Washington D.C. — A record breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day Holiday, an increase of more than 5 percent compared with last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking 18 years ago. With today’s national average of $2.66, gas prices are 19 cents less year-over-year and expected to drop even lower into the summer. This is motivating record numbers of travelers to take road trips for the holiday weekend. The vast majority of travelers, 41.4 million will hit the roads while 3.96 million will travel by plane and 3.55 million will travel by Train, Bus or Cruise Ship.