Holiday weekend travel in Southern California

(KUSI) – The Christmas and New Year holiday travel period is the longest travel period of the year and the Auto Club of Southern California expects an increase in travelers for the tenth year in a row.

From December 22nd through January 1st, the Auto Club expects 8.7 million people in Southern California will take a trip of 50 miles or more away from home, that’s a 4.8 percent increase in the overall travel volume compared to last year.

The vast majority of those travelers will take a road trip. 7.7 million Southern California residents going by car or truck. 712,000 will fly somewhere and 269,000 will take train, bus or cruise for the holidays, according to the Auto Club.

According to our AAA Travel bookings, the top 5 destinations in Southern California will be San Diego, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and cruises and resort trips to Mexico will round out the top five destinations.

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