Millions of wheels expected to hit the roads this weekend
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:05:41 GMT —
Travel organization AAA is estimating that 34.1 million people nationwide will travel this Labor Day weekend, which is a post-recession high.
The travel organization estimates that 85% of those traveling will do so by car.
Trip Advisor estimates this travel weekend to be a 6% increase from last year.
According to AAA, of those traveling,1.2 million are predicted to be in Michigan.
The Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City said they do have rooms available for the weekend but are expecting to sell out soon. This weekend they are throwing a Labor Day Luau for their guests.
"Anyone staying at the lodge is welcome to join we are going to have a pig roast, we're going to have a DJ, dance party , a lot of fun and games," said Chris Ballou the General Manager of the Great Wolf Lodge.
The Grand Traverse Resort & Spa said they will have activities at the Beach House all weekend. They are also having live music Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. that will be free and open to the public.
The Petoskey State Park said the campground was booked for Labor Day weekend two months ago.
The average traveler is expected to cover 594 miles over Labor Day weekend and spend $804.