TripAdvisor survey shows more people are headed home on Memorial Day itself

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METAIRIE -- How did you spend your Memorial Day weekend?

According to TripAdvisor, a majority of travelers enjoyed a beach or ocean getaway or a city escape. And 74 percent of you took to the roads to get there.

It's no surprise that Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel days of the year. AAA predicts 2018 to be the busiest Memorial travel day weekend in 15 years.

An estimated 36 million people hit the road this weekend.

According to a survey from TripAdvisor, 38% of travelers returned from their destination on Memorial Day itself, while 16% plan to return Tuesday. Regardless, prices at the pump aren't as friendly this year due in part to the higher demand for fuel. Reports show a 31% increase in the cost of gas this Memorial Day weekend compared to what we saw last year.

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