Gas prices are up an average of 22 cents a gallon compared with a year ago, but AAA-Carolinas estimates almost 452,000 South Carolinians will take to the highways this Memorial Day weekend.
The Charlotte, North Carolina, motor club reports that the number of travelers is almost 2 percent more than last year and will be the highest number of drivers in nine years.
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AAA says the top destinations for those driving will be Myrtle Beach, Charlotte, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Williamsburg, Virginia.
The motor club reports that the average price for a gallon of gas in the state is $3.46 a gallon. The cheapest gas can be found in the Spartanburg area at $3.41 a gallon with the most expensive in Myrtle Beach with a price of $3.50 per gallon.