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Over 50 Million Expected to Travel for Independence Day Weekend

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Summer is in full swing and with Independence Day weekend about to begin, AAA reports over 50 million Americans are planning to travel at least 50 miles or more from home for the holiday.


The major number of travelers this year is expected to set a new record. In 2019, numbers reached 49 million travelers, setting a record. A majority of travelers for the Central New York region look to visit National Parks, oceans, and lakes for the long weekend.

“Local travelers are heading out west for National Park tours,” said Kathy Hess, Route Production Supervisor at AAA Western and Central New York. “I think people have saved up their time and money, and now it’s time to take these longer trips out west this summer.”

A majority of travelers will travel by car, an estimated 43.2 million. Gas prices are expected to slightly increase with the high demand.

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