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2.35M SoCal Residents Expected To Travel Over Labor Day Weekend

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — About 2.35 million Southland residents are expected to travel during the Labor Day weekend beginning Thursday and ending Monday, the Automobile Club of Southern California said.
This weekend holiday travel marks a 3.4 percent jump from last year, according to the.

Of the Southland travelers, 1.85 million are expected to drive to their destinations, a 3.6 percent jump from last year, when 1.79 million people took to the roads, according to the Auto Club. About 306,000 people are expected to fly, up 4.1 percent from last year.

The top destinations for Southland Labor Day travelers are expected to be San Diego, Las Vegas, the Central Coast, San Francisco and the Grand Canyon.
Higher than normal gas prices are not expected to affect travel, AAA officials said.

Across the state, 3.79 million people are expected to travel for the holiday weekend, also a 3.4 percent jump from last year. Of those traveling, 2.99 million are expected to drive and 492,000 will fly, according to the Auto Club.

Across the nation, more than 33 million Americans are projected to travel at least 50 miles away from home.

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