New Yorkers who have travel plans this Memorial Day weekend will be in good company.

AAA estimates more than 38 million Americans will take to the road and the skies for the holiday.

Nearly 34 million are expected to take advantage of low gas prices and drive.

That's up two percent from last year, when gas prices were about 50 cents higher.

Trip Advisor says 36 percent of New York City residents will be heading out of town this weekend.

The Port Authority expects more than three million people to use its bridges and tunnels.

The agency is encouraging drivers to leave extra time to get where they are going.

About 1.7 million people are expected to use JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports.

That's up nearly four percent from last year.

The Transportation Security Administration is urging travelers to prepare for long security lines by getting to the airport at least two hours before domestic flights, and three hours before international flights.

Meanwhile, city beaches officially open for the season on Saturday.

Lifeguards will be on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The city's outdoor pools do not open until June 29.

State and local police will be out in force this holiday weekend to crack down on drunk and distracted driving.

Governor Andrew Cuomo says officers will be beefing up their presence across the state from today through Monday.

Drivers can expect to see increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints.

Police will also be looking closely for drivers who are using their phones or other devices behind the wheel.