Summer travel season is back, but with gasoline prices reaching upwards of $5 for most regions around the Empire State, it's getting tougher to stick to budgets. While fuel may have gotten more expensive, there are plenty of nearby attractions to enjoy on just a tankful from the city of Syracuse.
Spectrum News 1 has put together some gas-friendly getaways around New York state for the whole family to enjoy this summer.
Heading South: Corning and the Gaffer District
To Corning From Syracuse
One-way trip: 1hr 56min / 97.4 miles
At 25 mpg: 3.9 gallons of gas
At $5 per gallon: $19.48
Full trip: $38.96
In the city of Corning, the Gaffer District offers a little something for everyone. You'll find about 250 independently-owned businesses including bakeries, restaurants and stores.
A few popular spots for the kids include the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rockwell Museum. Corning also has a rich glassmaking history and you can take advantage of walking tours to learn about the area.
The city also has a full lineup of downtown events this summer, including a weekly Farmers' Market downtown every Thursday.
Several local eateries and pubs also offer nightly entertainment during the summer months.
For more gas-friendly getaways, follow along with the series under the 'Around Syracuse' tab on the Spectrum News Central New York website.