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Most Visited Memorial Day Travel Destinations for 2018

You may be a little surprised to find what this year’s most-visited Memorial Day destinations are.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans will kick off the season by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend.

So let’s begin. Here’s this year’s list of the most-visited Memorial Day destinations in the U.S., based on AAA advance travel bookings…

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AAA Lists Worst Times to Hit the Road This Memorial Day Weekend

For the 36.6 million Americans traveling by automobile, INRIX, in collaboration with the American Automobile Association (AAA), predicts drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion on Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25 – in the late afternoon as commuters leave work early and mix with holiday travelers. Several major U.S. metros could experience double the travel times compared to a normal trip, while New Yorkers could see three times the delay.

“Ranked the most congested country in the world, U.S. drivers are all too familiar with sitting in traffic,” said Graham Cookson, Chief Economist and Head of Research, INRIX. “Drivers should expect congestion across a greater number of days than in previous years, with the getaway period starting on Wednesday, May 23. Our advice to drivers is to avoid peak commute times in major cities altogether – traveling late morning or early afternoon – or plan alternative routes.”

Worst Days/Times to Travel:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
    • Worst Day for Travel: Thursday, May 24
    • Worst Time for Travel: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Houston, Texas
    • Worst Day for Travel: Thursday, May 24
    • Worst Time for Travel: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Boston, Massachusetts
    • Worst Day for Travel: Thursday, May 24
    • Worst Time for Travel: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Washington, DC
    • Worst Day for Travel: Thursday, May 24
    • Worst Time for Travel: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • San Francisco, California
    • Worst Day for Travel: Friday, May 25
    • Worst Time for Travel: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Los Angeles, California
    • Worst Day for Travel: Friday, May 25
    • Worst Time for Travel: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • New York, New York
    • Worst Day for Travel: Friday, May 25
    • Worst Time for Travel: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Detroit, Michigan
    • Worst Day for Travel: Friday, May 25
    • Worst Time for Travel: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Chicago, Illinois
    • Worst Day for Travel: Friday, May 25
    • Worst Time for Travel: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Seattle, Washington
    • Worst Day for Travel: Friday, May 25
    • Worst Time for Travel: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Nearly 42 Million Americans Will Kick Off Summer with a Memorial Day Getaway

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans will kick off the season by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years. With nearly 2 million additional people taking to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, expects travel delays on major roads could be up to three times longer than normal, with the busiest days being Thursday and Friday (May 24-25) as commuters mix with holiday travelers.

“The highest gas prices since 2014 won’t keep travelers home this Memorial Day weekend,” said Bill Sutherland, senior vice president, AAA Travel and Publishing. “A strong economy and growing consumer confidence are giving Americans all the motivation they need to kick off what we expect to be a busy summer travel season with a Memorial Day getaway.”

The vast majority of travelers – 36.6 million – will hit the road this Memorial Day, 4.7 percent more than last year.

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Delaware I-95 Construction Lane Closures Suspended for Memorial Day Weekend

In an effort to help try to ease Memorial Day weekend traffic, the Delaware Department of Transportation will be suspending planned construction-related lane closures from Thursday until May 31.

Ongoing sustained lane shifts and/or lane closures may still be in effect in certain areas. DelDOT reminds travelers to exercise caution as heavy holiday traffic is expected. Emergency lane closures may occur at any time on interstate and state routes.

The suspension of the planned construction-related lane closures will take place from 12:01 a.m. on Thursday and will last until 12:01 a.m. on May 31.

Rest Stops: Motorists looking for a break can visit the Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza on I-95 near Newark or the Smyrna Rest Area on Del. 1, Exit 119 or U.S. 13 near Smyrna.

E-ZPass: The E-ZPass express lanes are open at I-95 Newark Toll Plaza; Biddle’s Toll Plaza on Del. 1 and Dover Plaza on Del. 1, as well as most of the other cash toll booth lanes at the plazas.

Additional lanes will be opened as needed. Motorists are reminded to slow down when approaching the toll plazas to ensure the safety of toll collectors.


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2017 Memorial Day Weekend Travel Highest Since 2005

The American Automobile Association (AAA) projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. That is one million more travelers than last year taking to the roads, skies, rails and water, creating the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005.

“The expected spike in Memorial Day travel mirrors the positive growth seen throughout the travel industry this year,” said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing. “Higher confidence has led to more consumer spending, and many Americans are choosing to allocate their extra money on travel this Memorial Day.”

The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 25 to Monday, May 29.

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Virginia DOT to Helps Ease Memorial Day Weekend Traffic on I-95

Are you hitting the road for summer’s big kick-off Memorial Day weekend?  If that’s your plan, the Virginia Department of Transportation is going to help make travel easier by lifting lane closures where possible.

VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on I-95 and other major roads in Virginia for Memorial Day travel from noon Friday, May 26 until noon Tuesday, May 30.


Based on the traffic data, periods of heavy congestion on the most recent Memorial Day weekends was most likely to occur between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday and Monday during the holiday period.


Historically, heavy congestion was also present on I-95 southbound Saturday morning through afternoon and I-95 northbound on Monday from noon through late evening

Here’s the direction schedule and other info for the I-95 Express Lanes/I-395 reversible lanes:

  • Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26 – Lanes close northbound at 10 a.m., open to southbound traffic at noon.
  • Rolling Thunder: Monday, May 29 – Visit www.expresslanes.com for special event reversal schedule.
  • Drivers are reminded that they need an E-ZPass Flex (for HOV-3 to ride toll-free) or an E-ZPass to use the lanes.
  • In Stafford County. Extending 95 Express Lanes south of exit 143 (Route 610/Garrisonville). All travel lanes open; concrete barriers in place along the shoulder northbound and southbound in work zone.

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