LOS ANGELES ( — Southern Californians will be celebrating their freedom to travel this Independence Day weekend, which is expected to be the biggest travel weekend on record, according to Auto Club.

More than 3 million Southern California residents will take an Independence Day vacation this year – a 1.3 percent increase over the 2015 Independence Day weekend, the Automotive Club of Southern California said in a statement.

Eighty percent of Southern California travelers, or 2.41 million, are expected to hit the road – an increase of 1 percent from last year’s 2.39 million car travelers. Another 375,000 are expected to travel by air – an increase of 3 percent from 2015, when 364,000 Southern Californians flew the friendly skies.



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