Memorial Day weekend kicks off the busy summer travel season, and more than 41.5 million Americans are expected to take advantage of the holiday by traveling this year.

According to AAA, 2018 will be the fourth consecutive year that travel will increase for the holiday period, with more than 36.6 million travelers expected to hit the road for the three-day-weekend despite higher gas prices, a nearly 5% increase from last year. More than three million Americans will head to airports this Memorial Day weekend, up by 6.8 percent from last year.

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So where are Americans going during the holiday weekend? For international travel, Europe is at the top of the list with many Americans spending the holiday in Rome, London and Dublin, For those traveling stateside, the top destinations are below:

Orlando, Florida

Seattle, Washington


Honolulu, Hawaii

Las Vegas, Nevada

Anchorage, Alaska

Phoenix, Arizona

Anaheim, California

Boston, Massachusetts

Denver, Colorado

New York, New York

 

If you want to avoid frustration while on the road, AAA also included a chart detailing the worst time to travel for those in major cities across America.

With so many people hitting the road for the weekend, it’s about time Memorial Day weekend became the official road trip weekend!

 
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