If you're planning on getting away for the Fourth of July, get ready to dig deep into your wallet.
More than a million Virginians are expected to leave town this Friday AAA reports, which is a new record. In Maryland, more than 800,000 residents are traveling -- that's up more than 1.5 percent. And in the D.C. area, 19,000 more people will be traveling this year compared to last.
All of those travelers, whether they're catching a flight or filling up the tank, will have to face the cringe-worthy costs of getting out of town.
The current average for a gallon of regular gas is $3.91 in D.C., $3.70 in Maryland and $3.48 in Virginia, according to GasBuddy.com, which is not exactly what drivers want to see this weekend.
"Yeah four bucks -- that's just too high," said Alexandria resident David Newman. "I mean four bucks for gas?"
You won't be catching much of a break on the metro either -- the average fare right now is $3.68.
At the airport, there's no be rest for the weary-traveler.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, airfares increased nearly six percent from April to May -- that's the biggest one-month increase in 15 years.
One mom headed to Tampa, Fla. says she pulls out all the stops to find the cheapest deal for her family's travels.
"For work purposes, I have a travel agent and for personal, I do travelocity or kayak," said Mary Whipple. "I look at them all, I look at every single one because it can be really, really different."