L.A. freeway. In 2019, the Memorial Day holiday travel volume reached its highest level since 2005. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s pretty safe to say that Memorial Day 2020 will be different from previous years. Numerous states in the U.S. will still be under shelter-at-home orders or be in the process of gradually re-opening. Historically, Memorial Day was the kick-off to summer, filled with parades, graduation parties, family gatherings, trips to open the cabin and set up the boat deck, and more.

According to AAA and IHS Markit, the 2019 Memorial Day holiday travel volume reached its highest level since 2005. AAA defines Memorial Day travel as trips that include travel of 50 miles or more away from home during the five-day period from Thursday to Monday.

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