“Nationwide, AAA projects 42.3 million Americans will travel for the holiday weekend," said Doug Shupe, of AAA.
Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May as it’s a day to honor those who have lost their lives while defending the county.
Some may take the day to mourn while others take the day to celebrate and travel.
Shupe, AAA spokesperson said it's expected for 3.3 million people will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial weekend.
“Nationwide, AAA expects to come to the roadside rescue of more than 460,000 stranded drivers including 116,000 in California alone," said Shupe.
Shupe said before hitting the road, make sure your car is prepared for any distance of traveling.
“Be sure to inspect your vehicle’s tires, fluid levels, and battery level before you head out on that long drive," said Shupe.
Patrick De Haan with Gas Buddy said one of the reasons why we might see more drivers on the road may be because of cheaper gas prices.
“Americans are going to be spending $1.6 billion less on gasoline this memorial day weekend, so significant savings for the millions of Americans that are hitting the road," said De Haan.
Shupe said if you're driving to a few of these specific places there's higher chances of impacted roads.
“According to auto club travel advisors, the top five destinations for Southern Californians this Memorial Day weekend will be Las Vegas, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Grand Canyon and Palm Springs," said Shupe.
If you're planning to travel by plane Shupe said to try to arrive at the airport early.
“This summer travel season could be one for the record books, especially at airports. despite higher ticket prices than last year, demand for flights is skyrocketing and this memorial day weekend could be the busiest at airports since 2005," said Shupe.