If you're planning a road trip anywhere in Texas for Memorial Day weekend, you should know that EVERYONE in Texas and the country, for that matter, is planning a road trip for Memorial Day.

Pete Alexopoulos
Pete Alexopoulos

Triple-A says that this Memorial Day weekend, 43.8 million Americans are expected travel at least 50 miles. That's up 4% from last year and it's close to the all-time record of 44 million, which was set in May of 2005.

3.6M Texans will travel for Memorial Day, a 4.2% increase from 2023, AAA reports. TEXAS — AAA predicts that the most Texans will travel for Memorial Day this year since the association started tracking holiday travel rates in the year 2000

Reneé Thompson
Reneé Thompson

3.5 million people are expected to fly, which is up 5% from last year and Triple-A says, "THIS Memorial Day will be the busiest at airports since 2005."

If you're DRIVING, they also released the best times to hit the road. Naturally, the busiest times are when YOU would also like to go.

On Thursday and Friday, the BEST times to travel by car are before 11:00 A.M., while the times to avoid are between Noon and 6:00 P.M.

Traffic should be lighter on Saturday, but Sunday and Monday will also be crazy. Again, the worst times are mid-day, between 3:00 and 7:00 P.M.

The best times are before 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, or after 7:00 P.M. on Monday.

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Triple-A says drivers can expect "similar gas prices as last year," when the national average was roughly $3.57. Prices were up a little earlier this spring, but have been steady in recent weeks.


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Say what now? Somewhat small?

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