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Fewer Texans expected to hit the road this weekend

Slightly fewer Texans are expected to take holiday trips during the July 4 weekend, with a dip of 2 percent in those driving and a steeper 4 percent decline for those planning to fly, AAA Texas reports.

Overall, the travel group says nearly 2.8 million Texans will make some kind of getaway. The top destinations are San Antonio, Disney World in Orlando, Fla., cruise ships out of Galveston, Las Vegas, and one of the country's national parks, with the Grand Canyon and Yosemite mentioned most.

"Record high gas prices and concerns about the economy are clearly affecting holiday travel," said Mark Bell, general manager of AAA Texas. Nationally, AAA forecasts a 1.3 percent decline in holiday travel.

According to AAA Texas, regular unleaded gasoline averaged $3.96 statewide as of Thursday, with an average of $4.10 nationally. Both are all-time highs.

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