5 million Californians predicted to travel by car this Thanksgiving weekend

(Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner)

More than 5.8 million Californians are predicted to travel 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving weekend., AAA reports—a 3.1 percent increase over last year’s numbers. Car travel leads with 5 million Californians expected to hit the roads across the state, followed by estimated 626,000 air travelers.

“This ongoing travel trend is spurred by improvements in the economy, increased consumer spending, and overall strength in consumer confidence,” said AAA Northern California spokesperson Cynthia Harris. “Californians are eager to travel and turn this four-day weekend into the most traveled holiday in the past nine years.”

Based on the AAA’s bookings, the top destination in the nation this holiday weekend is Las Vegas, followed by San Francisco.

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