Summer travel is heating up — and so are the prices. With vaccinations widely available, an estimated 47 million Americans will jump in a car or board an airplane to travel for this Fourth of July weekend, marking the second-highest Independence Day travel volume on record since 2000, according to the American Automobile Association.
It may also be one of the most expensive, as prices are rising for gas, hotels, and rental cars. Gas prices hit the highest amount in seven years—a national average of $3.12 a gallon, according to GasBuddy, which tracks real-time fuel prices. Rental cars, too,