Published: Sep 03, 2010 8:57 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 03, 2010 3:11 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - More Americans plan to hit the roads this Labor Day weekend.  According to AAA, more than 1.6 million Floridians plan on taking a trip more than 50 miles away from home. That's up 3.9 percent from last year.

Like many summer holidays, Labor Day will be will be comprised of mostly auto travelers this year.  Other modes of travel including airplane are also expected to be up by at least 2 percent.

Across the country travel is up 10 percent. More than 34 million Americans are heading out of town for the holiday weekend.

Florida makes up the largest amount of tourism output in the South Atlantic region even after the Gulf oil spill threatened beaches.