Record Travel Expected For Independence Day Holiday

AAA projects a record-breaking 48.9 million Americans (14.8 percent of the population) will travel this Independence Day holiday, the highest travel volume for the holiday since AAA started tracking. This is a 4.1 percent increase over last year, with an additional 1.9 million people taking vacations to celebrate America’s birthday.

In Oregon, roughly 583,000 people are expected to take an Independence Day getaway.

Most travelers will go by car. Top U.S. destinations for members of AAA Oregon are:

1. Seattle, Washington

2. Los Angeles/Anaheim, California

3. Las Vegas, Nevada

4. San Diego, California

5. Maui, Hawaii

For travelers planning an international vacation, the top destinations are:

1. Rome, Italy

2. London, England

3. Vancouver, British Columbia

4. Dublin, Ireland

5. Paris, France

Source: AAA

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