Roads will be slightly more crowded this Memorial Day weekend and people will be paying a little extra to travel on them, according to a recent study.
The California State Automobile Association estimates 4.2 million Californians will travel more than 50 miles this holiday weekend — a 1.5 percent increase from a year ago.
Of those leaving home, more than 3.5 million will drive — a 1.6 percent increase despite higher gasoline prices.
Another 390,000 are expected to fly, which is a decrease of 5.2 percent despite the fact that air fares are down 7 percent compared to a year ago.
An estimated 265,000 will travel by other means, including train, bus and boat. That's a 1.9 percent increase.
CSAA officials estimate the average road trip will be 750 miles long. A family of four is expected to pay an average of $800 for their weekend journey.
Hotel costs are up 8 percent from a year ago. Gas prices are also higher.
In California, the average price right now for a gallon of unleaded regular gasoline is $4.34. That's up 20 cents from a year ago and 14 cents from a month ago, according to Triple A's gas price website.
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