Best Travel for your Buck on Memorial Day Weekend

flights—prices are currently 20% lower than last year

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This Memorial Day weekend could be the busiest for travel in 2 decades

Get ready for an unforgettable summer adventure! 2024 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting travel years in decades, with a whopping 43.8 million people hitting the road or taking to the skies, according to AAA.

Meet Zenen Chamizo, who's been eagerly awaiting this season, booked his trip early to beat the rush. And he is not alone – Memorial Day weekend is expected to see a nearly 5% increase in air travel compared to last year, with United Airlines planning its busiest weekend ever.

But it's not just flights – road trips are in vogue too, with a record-breaking 38.4 million expected to hit the highways. Gas prices are holding steady, so that's not deterring anyone.

And if you're looking for adventure, cruising is on the rise, with nearly 35 million passengers expected to set sail this year.

All in all, 2024 is set to rival the bustling Memorial Day travels of 2005. So whether it's Florida, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, or Denver, get ready for an epic summer journey!

With Memorial Day just around the corner, marking the official kickoff of summer on May 27, it's time to start planning your epic getaway. And guess what? Despite the rush, you can still snag some sweet deals on flights—prices are currently 20% lower than last year. So, pack your sunscreen and flip-flops because we're about to dive into some seriously affordable tropical escapes!

Imagine yourself lounging on pristine beaches, soaking up the sun, and sipping fruity cocktails—all without breaking the bank. Priceline has curated a list of top tropical beach destinations with roundtrip flights starting below $500 for Memorial Day weekend. It's time to turn those vacation dreams into reality! Here's a sneak peek at the trending destinations for Memorial Day 2024:

Domestic destinations
1. Salt Lake City, Utah $339
2. Honolulu, Hawaii $360
3. San Diego, California $440
4. Tampa, Florida $323
5. Dallas, Texas $326

International destinations
1. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic $600
2. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico $573
3. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic $479
4. Cancun, Mexico $737
5. Montreal, Canada $654

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