And many of them will leave Thursday. AAA said 2.1 million people in New England are traveling and of that 1 million of them will drive.
The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Connecticut in 2014 was $3.98, while today the average is $2.95. Experts said the low gas prices will stick around for the summer too.
Fourty-two million Americans will travel nationwide and 85 percent of them will drive. Expect busy roads, beaches and campsites this weekend.