Goin' downey ocean, hon?
1. Take advantage of travel discounts.
Using travel discounts like Shop Your Way and Uber can help ease the hassle this weekend. Link your Uber app to your Shop Your Way app to earn $2 cashback in points every time you ride. Click HERE and use the code iHeart.
2. Plan for being on US-50 for a while.
On the Maryland side, brace yourself for travel delays at the I-95/I-495 concurrency, starting at Exit 27. Here, I-95 conveys holiday travelers and commuters to and from the Beltway to Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston.
The worst time to hit the road on U.S. Route 50 westbound from Maryland Eastern Shore is Tuesday afternoon at 1:15 P.M., as travel delays increase 87 percent and highway speeds drop to 31 mph. A typical trip at the same time of day normally takes just over half an hour, or 32 minutes. It will worsen to one hour, an increase of 28 minutes in delays on the day before the holiday. Traffic to and from the Bay Bridge will be the heaviest Tuesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 8.
3. Gas prices are down!!
...Not necessarily a tip, but just something good to know!
4. Know the weather forecast
Before jumping in the car, know the expected weather in the locations you are traveling this holiday weekend so you can be better prepared for the best and safest routes.