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Philadelphia to New York

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Philadelphia to New York

Hi there

We land in Philadelphia on 27th August and don't need to be in New York until the evening of the 30th August. Travelling with husband plus 12 year old and 15 year old. We don't know the area and are wondering if there are any recommended stop off spots over these few days. We were wondering about Atlantic City but not sure how suitable for teens! Would there be any better beach spots, or any 'must sees' on our journey to New York City?

Many thanks

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1. Re: Philadelphia to New York

Why not Philadelphia?

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I agree with owlyn. Phiadelphia is historic and charming and walkable and there are some nice free events at the waterfront at the end of August delawareriverwaterfront.com/events/2014/08…

Atlantic City is quite out of the way and there is nothing there for kids. In fact, if you don't gamble, there's nothing there for adults either!

It's only a two hour drive by car to NYC or slightly less by train so there aren't other big cities between these two major US cities. People often mention Princeton, which does have it's charms, but it's still just a small town compared to either Philly or NYC.

If you have a car then you could get to the Jersey shore in which case I would suggest putting up a specific post with that in the topic If you really like nature stuff then another possibility is to go canoeing through the Pine Barrens pinelandsalliance.org/exploration/…

I am curious as to why you chose to fly into Philly in the first place and how you planned on getting to NYC?

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We are flying to Philly purely on cost reasons. Half the cost for the four of us to fly there than NYC. We will either take public transport direct to NYC or could hire a car if there are stop-offs worth making.

I love your idea of the Pine Barrens. We're not really into big city tourism. We much prefer the coast or activities like this. Thank you.

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>>Atlantic City is quite out of the way and there is nothing there for kids. In fact, if you don't gamble, there's nothing there for adults either<< While I totally disagree with this. There is shopping http://www.tangeroutlet.com/atlanticcity/ & http://www.thepiershopsatcaesars.com/ cruises http://www.atlanticcitycruises.com/ & http://www.atlanticcityprincess.com/ fishing http://www.highrollerfishing.com/ [there is too many private charters to list ~ if someone else wants to, go ahead], another thingy there is too many to list: restaurants, the Boardwalk [with a capital 'B'] …nationalgeographic.com/travel/… bike rentals [hours 6:30~10am on the Boardwalk] http://www.webfeetbeachboutique.com/ & atlanticcitynj.com/partnerinformation/… FREE beaches atlanticcitynj.com/explore/… AC has no beachtags. This may familiarize you with beachtags http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beach_tag + y'all can get to&from Philadelphia via a public transit train tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60795-c122798/Philad… with FREE shuttles at the AC terminal train station. Oh, and AC has gambling too.

BUT. I suggest WildWood as the young'uns >> plus 12 year old and 15 year old<< are IMHO, the right age range for WildWood. + WildWood also has free beaches.

Edited: 19 May 2014, 16:12
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5. Re: Philadelphia to New York

Ok, I stand corrected! With apologies!

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