If you’re like more than 103 million Americans, you’ll travel to a destination away from your home to celebrate the holidays on or between Friday, December 23, 2016 and January 2, 2017. AAA expects 1.5 million more people to travel during the year-end holidays compared to last year, which marks a 1.5 percent increase in the number of holiday travelers.

“’Tis the season for holiday travel, and this year more Americans will travel to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year than ever before,” said AAA President and CEO Marshall Doney. “Rising incomes and continued low gas prices should make for a joyous holiday travel season.”

In addition to growing incomes and lower fuel prices, increased consumer spending on things such as the 2017 Lexus IS is also one of the reasons why a record number of people will be traveling away from home close to the end of the year. While 2.5 percent of holiday travelers will take to the air to reach their destinations, the majority will drive. AAA estimates that 93.6 million individuals will drive to their destinations this holiday season, an increase of 1.5 percent over last year.

If you’re planning a holiday road trip, make bringing your car into our Lexus dealership near Ponte Vedra Beach, FL before you leave home part of your plan. We’ll make sure your car is ready for the rigors of the road so you can enjoy peace of mind during your trip.

If you’re staying home for the holidays, we suggest you take a ride to our Lexus dealership to view our inventory of new and pre-owned Lexus vehicles. We have Lexus cars for sale that fit every kind of lifestyle, including yours. So we encourage you to celebrate the holidays with us by buying or leasing a Lexus automobile that you’ll love for years to come.

No matter where you’ll be to celebrate the holidays this year, everyone at Lexus of Jacksonville hopes you have a happy, fun-filled holiday season!