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Road Trip from New York

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Road Trip from New York

My wife and I are thinking about flying into Newark from UK and driving up to Boston for our 1st wedding annniversary. We would have about 9 nights, so plenty of time to stop off at nice places on way to Boston and back again. Only problem is that we don't know anywhere to visit.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

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1. Re: Road Trip from New York

First, distances. NYC to Boston is a 4 our drive, so that's very "doable" in one shot, f that's what you want to do. One problem with a rental car is what to do with it when you're here. Parking is very expensive and you really don't need (or want) a car in either NYC or Boston.

The train service between Boston and NYC is very good, and you could also go by bus or air. It's also might be possible to change your flight to leave back to the UK from Boston rather than NYC. It's actually closer distance-wise. Just a thought.

Otherwise, not exactly on the way but broadly in-between are the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, Newport in Rhode Island, and in Mystic in Connecticut.

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2. Re: Road Trip from New York

First, distances. NYC to Boston is a 4 our drive, so that's very "doable" in one shot, f that's what you want to do. One problem with a rental car is what to do with it when you're here. Parking is very expensive and you really don't need (or want) a car in either NYC or Boston.

The train service between Boston and NYC is very good, and you could also go by bus or air. It's also might be possible to change your flight to leave back to the UK from Boston rather than NYC. It's actually closer distance-wise. Just a thought.

Otherwise, not exactly on the way but broadly in-between are the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts, Newport in Rhode Island, and in Mystic in Connecticut.

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3. Re: Road Trip from New York

What type of things interest you? History, museums, theatre, gambling, pubs, sports???? That would make recommendations much easier as well as transportation options. Also what time of year would also make a difference.

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4. Re: Road Trip from New York

We satyed a couple of nights in Newport Rhode Island last year and had a wonderful time, so that may be an option.

How long do you plan to spend in Boston?

Personally I would try to fly back from Boston, then you don't have to waste a day going back to NYC.

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I'm going to NYC end of June for a couple of days, then renting a car, driving to the Cape for a few more days then ending in Boston for a few more, flying back to the UK from Boston. If you do that there is a small drop off charge for renting in NYC and dropping off in Boston around $50. As I know from my previous visits to Boston a car is definitely not necessary. From Boston you could easily visit Rockport/Gloucester on the train. Or, as we're doing maybe stop off at the Cape for a few days, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket. If you've not been to Boston before leave plenty of time to enjoy the city, it is such a great one.

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6. Re: Road Trip from New York

The trip from NY to Boston is, as everyone says, doable. You might want to stop at Mystic Seaport CT. Newport RI is great. The Cape is lovely, but take into account traffic on/off. Weekends are bad on the Cape because loads of locals have homes down there and ... you run into extra traffic trying to get onto the Cape over the two bridges on Fridays and getting back off of it on Sunday/Mondays. If you do visit the Cape, Plimouth Plantation is a neat place if you're at all interested in history. You'd get a kick out of the fake colonial accents put on by the actors portraying pilgrims.

The car is a liability in Boston. Just to avoid paying for parking, you might want to stay outside of Boston (Braintree/Quincy) where hotels don't charge for parking and have free shuttles to the subway.

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