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Lower gas prices have people packing their bags

Posted: 8:12 PM, May 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-20 12:18:31-04
Lower gas prices have people packing their bags

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.