If the roads seemed a little more crowded this Labor Day weekend, you weren't the only one who noticed.
While there might be more drivers on the road, they're going shorter distances. According to AAA and Auto World News,the average Labor Day trip will be will about 594 miles, down from 626 in 2012.
34.1 million Americans hit the roads so far this holiday weekend, AAA said. Reasons for the rise in travel included higher consumer confidence, lower gas prices and the improving economy.
The average price of a gallon of gas nationwide is $3.54, down 21 cents from last year.
While gas prices may be lower, look for them to rise, a WSET-TV report says. The rise is attributed to Middle East tensions, which in turn are leading to higher crude oil prices.