Fourth of July travel is nearly back to pre-pandemic levels this year, with more than 47.7 million Americans expected to hit the road or skies July 1 through 5.
This year’s holiday is forecasted to be the second-highest Independence Day travel volume on record, with 2.5% fewer travelers than 2019, according to AAA. About 43.6 million are expected to drive to their destinations – the highest on record for the holiday – while 3.5 million plan to fly.
“Travel is in full swing this summer as Americans eagerly pursue travel opportunities they’ve deferred for the last year and a half,” Paula Twidale, senior vice president of AAA Travel, said in a statement. “We saw strong demand for travel around Memorial Day and the kickoff of summer, and all indications now point to a busy Independence Day to follow.”
Scroll through to see top Independence Day destinations based on AAA Travel advance air and tour bookings for July 1 through 5, starting with No. 10. Kahului, Maui, Hawaii
7. New York City
4. Las Vegas
2. Anaheim, California (home to Disneyland)
1. Orlando, Florida