The number of Southern Californians traveling during the Memorial Day weekend is expected to be off by 0.01 percent from 2.9 million, or basically flat, compared to the same holiday weekend last year, the Automobile Club of Southern California says.
About 73 percent of Southern California travelers, or 2.12 million, are expected to drive to their destinations, which is again a decline of 0.01 percent. More than 440,000 will travel by air, a drop of 0.02 percent versus Memorial Day weekend 2007.
According to a survey by AAA, San Diego is the top destination choice for Southern Californians, with Las Vegas in second place. No. 3 is national parks, including the Grand Canyon. The Central Coast and Mexico via cruise ships, flights or car, rank fourth and fifth, respectively.
, Connie Lewis