(NEW YORK) -- Millions are hitting the road to travel for the first big weekend of the summer, fueled by gas prices that are 42 cents lower than last year.
A possible record-breaking 34 million Americans are expected to drive this holiday weekend, while the average gallon of gas is just $2.32.
"The cost of traveling was just too high in recent years," Turner Batten, a holiday traveler, told ABC News. "But this year, thankfully, gas prices have dropped and we're able to make a trip like this."
Although gas prices have been rising within the past month, they're expected to stay low for the weekend, which is good news for businesses.
"The crowds are good, and they're spending money," Dan Dinnebeil of Shake Shoppe Arcade in Orlando told ABC News.
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