Overall, travel is expected to be down slightly from last year. The Auto Club estimates more than 2.5 million Californians will travel for the long holiday weekend. About 80 percent of those will drive to their destinations. That's down almost two percent from last year.
Air travel will take bigger hit, declining around 3.5 percent.
Some people say they will still travel, but they'll stay closer to home. Others say vacations aren't in the budget right now.
"I'm staying home," said Benny Jones. "Can't afford to go any place, can't afford the fuel to drive back and further to work and then take time to go on the weekend. Can't afford it, so I'll just sit home and be a couch potato I guess."
Fuel prices and the economy are affecting travel all across the nation.