Pennsylvania – AAA is expecting 112 million Americans to travel for the holidays, which is up 4 percent from last year.
Beth Moser from AAA says more than 100 million of those people are traveling by car, fueled by cheaper gas prices. When gas prices are lower, people might decide to take an impromptu trip somewhere. For those who have already planned to travel, the lower gas prices could mean they can afford to spend an extra day somewhere, go out to dinner, or buy another present.
The biggest travel destinations: people are really looking to take in Disney, Orlando and Anaheim are top three destinations. New York City is the only cold weather destination. Beyond that people are traveling to warm weather destinations. With Hawaii, parts of Mexico and Jamaica all in the mix.
Listen to the full comments from Beth Mosher from AAA.
Doug Shupe from AAA has some holiday travel/safety advice.
Wherever you’re going for the Christmas season, near or far, please travel safely. Remember to always buckle your seat belt and never drive distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Give yourself some extra time to get where you’re going and be patient. It is the holidays, after all.
- Monday, Dec. 24 –
- High of 32 degrees, morning snow flurries, cloudy
- Low of 22 degrees, rather cloudy, chance of seeing Santa and his reindeer
- Tuesday, Dec. 25 –
- High of 33 degrees, mostly cloudy
- Low of 25 degrees, mostly cloudy
- Wednesday, Dec. 26 –
- High of 37 degrees, mostly cloudy
- Lows of 27, partly cloudy