Get ready for jammed highways and crowded airports as a record 3.35 million people travel over 50 miles in Southern California to celebrate Memorial Day.
“Despite gas prices near $4 a gallon, the Automobile Club of Southern California is projecting a new all-time record number of local Memorial Day travelers for the second year in a row,” the club reported.
The auto club is forecasting a 4.3 percent increase over last year in the number of holiday travelers. An estimated 2.78 million — or 83 percent of all travelers — are expected to go by car. Another 340,000 residents will fly, and 227,000 will take a cruise, bus or train.
San Diego will see many of those travelers as the auto club ranks America’s Finest City as the second most popular Memorial Day destination after Las Vegas.
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