This Memorial Day travel weekend will be unlike any other, AAA says

This Memorial Day travel weekend will be unlike any other, AAA says

It doesn't really even feel like we are on the heels of a holiday weekend. AAA says the Memorial Day weekend is likely to set record low numbers.

For the first time in 20 years, AAA says it won't even try to guess Memorial Day travel this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Spokesman for AAA of Georgia Garrett Townsend says the bottom line is we won't see as many people on the roads compared to years past.

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But the future does look bright.

AAA is predicting travel to pick up in the late summer and early fall.

“We have some early indications based on our website that people are starting to look, perhaps that looking may include later in the summer depending on what happens with the states or in the fall,” Townsend said.

If people do decide to break out of their homes, they might consider going to Georgia’s coast.

It's re-open for the holiday but there are restrictions and troopers will be watching closely.

“Beaches will be saturated everyone is complaint with governors order on social distancing,” said Col. Gary Vowell.

Umbrellas, chairs and tents are not allowed, and you can't gather in groups of more than 10.

That's another thing troopers will be looking for.

“Looking out for large gatherings, rules of the beaches and making sure owners following the guidelines,” Vowell said.

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