RIDGEFIELD, NJ (1010 WINS) – With gas prices creeping close to $4/gallon or topping $4 in some New York City locations, many travelers are planning ahead for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
AAA says 34.9 million Americans will hit the roads and drive 50 miles or more for the holiday weekend. That’s up slightly from the number of drivers traveling last year.READ MORE: Police Arrest Man With 37 Prior Arrests In Connection To Attempted Burglary In The Bronx
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While it doesn’t look like gas prices will fall any time soon, some drivers say vacation plans are not made to be cancelled no matter what gas prices are doing.READ MORE: Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Fire Island Beach
“I’m not going to cancel them based on a couple of dollars in gas,” said one man at the Vince Lombardi rest stop in Ridgefield.
“We’re not going to take mindless, random day trips anymore,” said another woman. “We’re going to plot out what we’re going to, take public transportation.”
Many locals say one way they’re saving money is by vacationing close to home.
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