People have been heading out of town to make the most out of their Labor Day weekend, and while many people are predicted to travel, AAA says most aren’t going too far from home.
This Labor Day weekend, AAA expects road trips to be the most popular by far, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to AAA, traveling by car can offer more control over possible exposure to COVID-19 and gas prices are low.
Central Florida theme parks and other attractions are looking like the popular choice for families this year, a welcome piece of news for the parks that have been struggling through the pandemic. Wild Florida’s Drive-thru Safari Park maxed out on Saturday, while Disney and Universal Orlando Resort reported that their parks were at capacity, albeit operating at less than 100% capacity amid the pandemic.
While people continue to hit the road during the pandemic, AAA is offering tips to help keep you and your family safe, and comfort in knowing you have a bit more control over your safety and health when traveling in your own vehicles.
AAA advises you pack your own sanitizing supplies, bring a supply of face coverings, and try to avoid casual stopping at public places, like rest stops, gas stations and restaurants in order to limit exposure.
AAA advises drivers to take it slow on the road, pay extra attention while driving, buckle up, and never drive impaired.
AAA said low gas prices also play a part in this year’s holiday travel. Drivers will pay the lowest Labor Day gas prices in four years, with the national average price for gas at $2.23 per gallon, Florida’s average at $2.22 per gallon, and Osceola’s average at $2.21 per gallon.