ALL NEW: Travelers Gearing Up For Labor Day Weekend

, Posted: Wed, August 22 2012 at 7:43 AM, Updated: Wed, August 22 2012 at 8:01 AM

Despite high gas prices, Americans are planning on hitting the road this upcoming Labor day weekend.

This years holiday weekend is expected to be the most traveled since 2007.

AAA estimates that 33 million people will travel 50 miles or more, that's a 2.9% increase from 2011.

It's also estimated that families planning to get away will spend an average of $749. That's up from $702 last year.

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