Some set to travel for Memorial Day, others saving gas money for LI locations

It's costing drivers nearly $5 a gallon to fill up their tanks, but that's not stopping some from getting out of state.

News 12 Staff

May 24, 2022, 2:35 AM

Updated 695 days ago

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Memorial Day weekend is nearly here, meaning Long Islanders have to decide if it's worth it to get away with high gas prices.
It's costing drivers nearly $5 a gallon to fill up their tanks, but that's not stopping some from getting out of state.
"This Memorial Day, my spouse and I are going to our camp in Maine, it's about a 7 ½ hour drive," says Rodney Strothcamp, of Sands Point.
Others are staying local and saving their gas money.
"More stuff to do here on Long Island--go down to the beer garden and go to the beach the rest of the days," says Matt Ricciardi, of Port Washington.
Visit Long Island's 2022 Top Car-Free Destinations, which are all accessible on the Long Island Rail Road, include Fire Island, the Long Beach boardwalk, Stonybrook, Huntington and visiting the aquarium in Riverhead.
"Whether you're a history buff, a hiker, water sports, Long Island really has it all," says Justin DiGiglio, of Discover Long Island. "Be a tourist in your own backyard and explore the things you haven't seen in Long Island."


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