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ANNAPOLIS, MD - MAY 28: Heavy outgoing traffic moves toward the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on the eve of Memorial Day long weekend May 28, 2021 in Annapolis, Maryland. As COVID-19 related restrictions are loosen up across the country, more than 37 million Americans are expected to travel, either by driving, flying or catching a train, over the Memorial Day weekend this year, according to AAA.

Love a holiday weekend, and if you’re planning on traveling, you won’t be alone.

AAA forecasts for the 4th of July weekend that 47.7 million Americans will be traveling, a 40% increase from last year.

Despite gas prices at their highest prices since 2014, the most popular form of travel is by car.

According to AAA Travel booking data, whether by air or car, here are the top 10 destinations for travelers for the upcoming weekend:

  1. Orlando, FL
  2. Anaheim, CA
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Las Vegas, NV
  5. Seattle, WA
  6. Chicago, IL
  7. New York, NY
  8. Atlanta, GA
  9. Boston, MA
  10. Kahului, Maui, HI

Tips from AAA for travel during holidays:

  • Expect long delays, particularly Thursday from 3-5pm, Friday 4-5pm, Saturday 11am-1pm and Monday from 4pm-5pm. The best times on those days to travel are: Thursday after 7pm, Friday before 12pm, Saturday after 2pm and Monday before 1pm.
  • Prepare for higher prices for hotel rates.
  • Masks are still required on forms of public transportation regardless of vaccination status
  • Be sure you make sure your vehicle is ready for travel
  • Bring snacks