December 17, 2017

July 4th Weekend Travel Down in 2011



july-4th-2011-drivingGas prices are currently dropping but travel costs are still expected to drive down the number of Americans who will hit the road for the July 4th weekend, according to information released by AAA this week.

In California, The Auto Club report, released Monday, found that 2.9 million Southern Californians expected to travel over the weekend, a 2.3% drop from the 2010 July 4th weekend.

Last year though, July 4th weekend last year had the biggest one-year jump in holiday travelers in the last 10 years.  A jump of 38.6% over 2009.

The same is expected for all travelers in the United States.

"High gas prices this spring have started to impact travel, but the good news for consumers is that gas prices are continuing to drop," said Auto Club spokeswoman Filomena Andre.