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Boston to New York via Cape Cod

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Boston to New York via Cape Cod

Hi.

We are flying to Boston at the end of August (Saturday 30th) and need to be in NYC on Wednesday 3rd for the Open tennis. Our plan is therefore to arrive in NYC on the 2nd for some early evening sightseeing in Manhattan from our base in Queens. We have the first two nights of our trip booked to stay in a Boston and so need a plan for travel between the two. We had initially decided to stay a night somewhere en route (Monday 1st) but have not booked anything yet and have just discovered that this is the Labor Day holiday, which will presumably mean it is extremely busy?! Ideally, we will still do a stopover somewhere to break up the journey but need to decide how best to travel and to get an idea of how badly the fact that it is Labor Day is likely to impact our Monday and Tuesday travel plans? We would ideally like to see Cape Cod and to stop at a couple of the towns on the way such as Newport, Mystic and New Haven but would be open to any suggestions. We'd originally looked at hiring a car in a Boston and dropping in Queens, but were also considering starting the journey from Boston by ferry and picking up a car on the way to then complete the journey by road. Looks like you can get the ferry to Provincetown but there is no car rental there? Is there an alternative? It doesn't look like there is a car ferry from Boston to Cape Cod, so we couldn't go with that plan?

Any suggestions or advice would be very welcome!

Thanks

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1. Re: Boston to New York via Cape Cod

You should know that the driving time between New York City and Boston is only 4 hours, so there is no need to break it up.

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2. Re: Boston to New York via Cape Cod

Yes, thanks for that - had seen a few times quoted, so good to have some local knowledge! We hoped to see a few places en route, hence the thought of having a stopover somewhere. We are now looking at ferrying from new London to Long Island. Again, thoughts / opinions gratefully received!

Thanks.

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3. Re: Boston to New York via Cape Cod

I was thinking the same as Alan. The easiest to get from Boston to NYC is to take a bus. You only have a couple days so I'd suggest just staying in Boston and sight seeing. There's plenty to keep you occupied during that time. If you really wanted to go to the cape, you could do the ferry back and forth from Boston to P-town. You'd only see one town but it's a fun time.

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4. Re: Boston to New York via Cape Cod

Be aware that Monday Sept 1st will be a heavy travel day on highways and car ferries as everyone who went away for the long weekend will be coming back on that day. If you can delay hitting the highway for New York until Tuesday the 2nd (after morning rush) you will avoid the heavier traffic.

If you want to stopover along the way somewhere, most people will probably be checking out on the 1st to head home, so booking should not be a problem and the rate will probably be lower.

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5. Re: Boston to New York via Cape Cod

Thanks all for your comments and suggestions! Much appreciated.

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