SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Millions of Californians plan to hit the road for the Fourth of July this year, and San Diego is a top destination.
According to AAA of Southern California, 3.5 million SoCal residents plan to travel for the holiday, marking an all-time travel record for the holiday for the third year in a row.
79 percent of travelers in California are expected to travel by car, while 13 percent are planning to fly. Eight percent will travel by other means.
AAA expects Las Vegas to be the most popular travel destination for SoCal residents this year followed by San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and the Grand Canyon.
As far as gas prices, AAA says after weeks of decline, California gas prices are hovering around the same price as this time last year.
Gas prices will be increasing by nearly 6 cents per gallon July 1 due to a jump in California’s gas tax.
When it comes to traffic, roads are expected to be especially congested on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 3.
In Los Angeles, holiday traffic will almost triple travel times at the peak, which is expected to be between 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. July 3.