By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Planning a trip for the Fourth of July? You’re not alone.

A travel data company predicts more than 36 million Americans will hit the road for the Independence Day weekend.

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That number isn’t as high as last year’s predictions– then again, no one predicted a pandemic at that time.

AAA says Americans will take 700 million trips this summer, which is 120 million fewer than last year.

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The decline is mostly because of reduced air, bus, rail and cruise travel.