Slightly higher numbers of local travelers are expected to hit the road during this Independence Day holiday compared to last year, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's holiday forecast.
The Automobile Club of Southern California is projecting a 1.8 percent increase in the number of Memorial Day weekend travelers compared to last year, with 2.66 million Southern Californians expected to drive, fly, cruise and ride during holiday trips. It's the largest number of local Memorial Day travelers since the all-time record of 3.2 million, which was set in 2005.
While it's expected to be the third-highest number of Thanksgiving travelers since the recession, the total number of Southern Californians taking holiday trips is projected to decline by 4 percent compared to last year, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.
With this year's Fourth of July holiday falling on a Thursday instead of Wednesday as it did last year, slightly fewer numbers Southern Californians are expected to take holiday trips, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California's holiday forecast.
To help travelers enjoy a taste of our colorful beginnings, AAA inspectors gathered their selections for favorite historic restaurants. In locations that vary from an 1885 school building to a rustic stone and wood lodge in the heart of a national park, these restaurants invite diners to step back in time while enjoying a memorable meal.