LOS ANGELES – Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching.
More than 39 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend, according to a new AAA report. This represents an increase of 8.3% compared to 2021.
Air travel volume will hit record highs, with 3 million people expected to fly this Memorial Day weekend, according to AAA.
More travelers will fly as their preferred mode of transport, surpassing 2019 levels, the report said.
Whether plane, train, automobile or boat, traffic will be heavy in the coming days.
Thursday is shaping up to be the busiest day for air travel during the Memorial Day travel period (May 26 to May 30), with Monday being the lightest. For those hitting the road, Thursday and Friday should be peak days.
AAA booking data reveals that major cities and beaches are top destinations this Memorial Day, both at home and abroad.
Top US Destinations
Las Vegas, Nevada
New York, NY
Best international destinations
Are you traveling by car? You can see a breakdown of the best and worst times to travel over the holiday weekend by clicking or tapping here.