Published: Sep 03, 2012 10:25 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 03, 2012 11:40 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fl. - Tracking the pain at the pump, according to AAA, the national average for a gallon of regular is three dollars 83 cents, and here in Southwest Florida we're paying $3.81. 

That's higher than any other Labor Day weekend in history.

In the past month, the price at the pump has jumped 30 cents in Florida.  Before this year, 2008's Labor Day weekend saw the highest fuel price at $3.69 a gallon in Florida.

Some drivers say, the high price at the pump had them staying in town for the holiday weekend.

"Putting 60 to 70 dollars in the tank, you know you could go to Orlando or something like that... but we stayed around here this whole weekend," says one driver.

AAA leaders say, hopefully once the Gulf refining picks up, the price at the pump will come down.