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Driving to Niagara Falls to NYC with an overnight stop.

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Driving to Niagara Falls to NYC with an overnight stop.

Would welcome your suggestions as to where to stop for one night on our drive from Niagara Falls to NYC. We would like to split the journey fairly evenly if possible but also want to stay in a nice town perhaps on one of the lakes? Not necessary though.

Also any suggestions as to where to drop off the hire car when we get to NYC. Don't fancy trying to compete with the traffic there. Maybe somewhere we can catch a train into Manhattan?



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1. Re: Driving to Niagara Falls to NYC with an overnight stop.

Hi, Di! I have a few suggestions. When I mapquested

( http://www.mapquest.com/directions/ ) the trip, it gave a route (I-90) from Buffalo to Syracuse, and then south on I-81, etc. About an hour past Syracuse would be the halfway point.

1) I would recommend checking out Ithaca NY. It's a college town with a very prominent university: Cornell. It's home to the famous Moosewood Restaurant, a vegetarian restaurant for 35 years. There are also state parks with beautiful scenery located in the hills around Ithaca. They have bumper stickers stating "Ithaca is Gorges," lol. Ithaca is about 20 miles away from the Cortland NY exit from I-81.

2) I would recommend checking out Binghamton NY, another university town. I've never stayed there, but driving through I always find the winding river and hills very pretty.

3) I would post on the New York City travel forum regarding where to drop the car. I know there are places north of NYC (in so-called "Upstate New York") where you can stop and pick up public transportation, just not sure where. Actually, the car rental agency should have that info for you, too.

Hope this helps!


Edited: 26 January 2010, 14:33
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2. Re: Driving to Niagara Falls to NYC with an overnight stop.

Hi Dimarie40;

Another option you might want to consider is taking the train to New York City from Niagara Falls or from Buffalo which is approx. 18 miles / 28 km away.


Best Regards

Edited: 26 January 2010, 15:40
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