Lower gas prices have people packing their bags

Posted at 8:12 PM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 12:18:31-04

More than 38 million Americans are expected to pack their bags and hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.

According to A.A.A., this will be the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record, and the most since 2005.

Popular destinations for Western and Central New York families include:

  • Orlando
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Washington, D.C.
  • New York City
  • Boston
  • Cape Cod
  • Adirondacks
  • Thousand Islands
  • Finger Lakes region
  • Williamsburg and Busch Gardens
  • Outer Banks

Lower gas prices are believed to be fueling this travel surge. According to A.A.A. the national average for a gallon of gas is currently $2.26, 45 cents than last year.