TEXAS – AAA Texas projects a record-breaking number of Texans to travel for the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Around 4.1 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this year. It is the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005. The numbers will break records for Texas and the nation as a whole.

AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will travel overall.

“Texans have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, including a robust economy,” Kent Livesay, AAA Texas vice president and general manager, said.

An expected 3.8 million people will travel by car, and 264,000 are expected to travel by air.

Houston is one of the largest cities in the nation expected to have the heaviest road travel.

Dallas-Fort Worth Airport is expected to be one of the busiest airports in the nation.

Here are the top 10 Thanksgiving destinations:

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. New York, New York
  3. Anaheim, California
  4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  5. Las Vegas, Nevada
  6. Cancun, Mexico
  7. Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  8. Honolulu, Hawaii
  9. Washington, DC
  10. Miami, Florida

The Thanksgiving holiday period is defined as Wednesday, November 21 to Sunday, November 25.