AAA: Nearly 4 million Californians will travel over Labor Day holiday

08/25/2014 10:23 AM

08/25/2014 10:28 AM

AAA expects nearly 4 million Californians will travel more than 50 miles or more from their homes during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, up 1.6 percent from last year.

“Californians are more optimistic about their financial situation, and consumer spending continues to outpace disposable income,” said AAA Northern California spokeswoman Cynthia Harris. “This indicates that Californians are willing to take on debt to finance their end-of-the-summer getaway.”

Most Golden State travelers – more than 3.1 million by AAA projections – will drive to their destinations. About 500,000 plan to travel by air, and about 300,000 will travel via other modes of transportation, including rail, bus and watercraft.

Nationally, AAA estimated that more than 34.7 million people will travel 50 miles or more during the three-day holiday weekend, a 1.3 percent increase compared with 2013.

Editor's Choice Videos

 

Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service