Spring break travel is still in high gear for many despite soaring gas prices

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — Rising gas prices over the past month may hurt your budget, but those who have made “spring break” travel plans apparently aren’t turning back.

The cost of gasoline in Santa Barbara County hovers around $6 a gallon for self-serve unleaded gasoline, with some stations exceeding $7 a gallon for premium.

All of this is factored into the cost of a trip for travelers, and if travelers are driving a large RV, towing a trailer with a boat, riding a motorcycle or ATV, they can expect to make face a hefty fuel bill before the fun runs out.

Travel experts say many people have planned ahead and are sticking to their schedule, whether on the highways or in the air. Popular flight destinations continue to be hotter resorts in Hawaii and Mexico.

Even in drought conditions, places like Lake Cachuma are always well stocked with fish and attract those who want to spend time looking for the best “catch of the day”.

Stearns Wharf and the Santa Barbara waterfront also saw increased foot traffic on Monday.

The seasonal break period typically spans around three weeks on the calendar, depending on when schools declare their breaks.

For months, travel plans were put on hold and there was a pent-up urge to get out and move around.

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