With millions of Americans traveling for Labor Day this year, TripAdvisor announces the results of its Labor Day travel survey of more than 2,000 respondents.
Based on the results, 37% plan to travel for Labor Day weekend this year, up 10% from last year. In fact, more people plan to fly this year. 33% will take a flight to their destination up 6% from last year, while 60% plan to drive.
The busiest travel day will be Friday, September 2, as 33% will be traveling to their Labor Day destination with more than one-third of travelers (36%) returning home on Monday, September 5. This year, many people will prolong their holiday as 14% plan to return on Tuesday, September 6.
Of those driving, 18% will drive between 101 and 200 miles to reach their Labor Day destination, and 11% will travel between 201 and 300 miles which is roughly the amount of miles in a tank of gasoline.
The survey also asked respondents details about their holiday getaway and Labor Day activities. According to the results:
The top Labor Day trips include:
1. Enjoying the beach or ocean
2. City getaway
3. Lake escape
4. Visiting a national park
5. Resort retreat
The top Labor Day activities include:
1. Go shopping
2. Visit a park or national park
3. Attend a cookout or barbeque
4. Go hiking
5. Take a sightseeing tour
The survey also revealed that more people will be traveling this fall as 80% are planning to take a fall leisure trip, up 16% from last year.