More Americans plan to hit the road this Labor Day weekend despite rising gas prices. According to AAA:

— 33 million people will travel 50 miles or more, a 2.9 percent increase from last year.

— A gallon of gas now costs an average of $3.72. That's up about 40 cents from July 1, although still down 22 cents from the peak reached in early April.

— The overwhelming majority of travelers — 85 percent — plan to drive to their destination.

— Hotel rooms will cost 4 to 6 percent more than last year.