CREATED Sep. 2, 2013
CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Travelers are paying less at the pump this Labor Day holiday compared to this time last year. According to AAA, the average price for gas on Labor Day 2012 was $3.83 per gallon, the most expensive average ever on record for the holiday.
The current national average price for a gallon of regular gas is $3.54, 18 cents lower than last year.
John Davis says it might be a holiday, but he's not taking the day off.
"I don't particularly like to work on the holidays, but bills don't stop coming in so you have to keep working," said Davis.
Davis filled up his gas tank on Monday before making a trip to Sanibel Island.
"I'm headed to Sanibel Island to get some work done. I pretty much work every Labor Day."
During the Labor Day Holiday, AAA predicts 34.1 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more.
"Back when I started driving, I only spent a dollar on a gallon for gas and I'm not that old," said Matt Campbell.
Matt Campbell and his son along with their 2 friends filled up the boat before getting on the water this Labor Day.
"We're going around Pine Island and trying to catch a couple snook," said Jeran Ford.
So how much will you spend at the pump before you spend time at your destination? The national average price for a gallon of regular gas is $3.54. In Cape Coral, you're looking at just pennies higher at $3.57. In Naples, the average is alittle more at $3.66.
"I head out pretty much all of the holidays because usually I have school and my dad has a boat so usually go fishing around the Pine Island area," said Colton Campbell.
Good news for travelers...you're paying less at the pump this year compared to the same time last year.