Fourth of July holiday travel is expected to make a dramatic recovery in 2021 and soar to the second-highest volume on record. That's according to a forecast from the AAA who are predicting that 47.7 million Americans will take to the nation's roads and skies for Independence Day. That represents an increase of nearly 40 percent on last year's 34.2 million travelers.
All modes of transport are set to see a noticeable increase this year and road trips will continue to dominate Fourth of July travel. 91% of Americans, or 43.6 million people, are expected to drive to their holiday destination by car this year despite gas prices reaching their highest levels since 2014. Even though air travel will be less common, it is still expected to make a dramatic recovery with the number of travelers forecast to grow from 1.3 million last year to 3.5 million in 2021.