GREENSBORO -- Thousands of North Carolinians are hitting the roads heading out of town for the Easter holiday.
Even though the AAA of the Carolinas said it isn't traditionally a heavy travel weekend, you can expect to pay 30 cents more than last year this time.
“Drivers are feeling the pain each and every time they fill their tanks. “I just think you know they are pretty ridiculous. A lot of the time, when you're commuting back and forth from work it's really hard. I mean I remember when gas was $1 a gallon,” driver Landery Shore said.
AAA of the Carolina said they expect to see prices above the $4 mark by May, likely making this the last holiday weekend for at least awhile you'll pay below that.
“It's ridiculous. It takes me normally about $65 to fill up my car and it just keeps going up and I don't see it coming down,” driver Greg Richardson said.
Gas prices are hovering just below $4 across North Carolina but with prices only expected to increase, drivers said they're going to be hitting the road less.
“I see myself doing less traveling because I can't afford to go everywhere that I would like to and then with all them going up, I can't really do the things I want to do,” driver Tom Bunting said.
The average price for a gallon of unleaded gas in North Carolina is $3.91 a gallon. In Charlotte, drivers are paying an average of $3.89 a gallon; in Raleigh it's $3.91.
While both Greensboro and Wilmington are slightly below the state average at $3.90 for a gallon of gas.