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NYC to Boston - what is there in between to see?

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NYC to Boston - what is there in between to see?

We're driving from NYC to Boston and our schedule is pretty flexible. We were wondering if there any places/stops along the way between NYC and Boston that we should stop at. I did some preliminary research online and saw some historical memorial sites, lighthouses, etc. Any recommendations or suggestions? Or should we just drive through and not bothering stopping?

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1. Re: NYC to Boston - what is there in between to see?

Mystic, CT and Newport, RI are the first 2 that come to mind. Both are easily accessible on your route from NYC to Boston. Mystic has a great aquarium, great waterfront area, traditional New England fishing village feel. Fantastic pizza at Mystic Pizza (the pizza that inspired the movie of the same name!).

Newport has gorgeous mansions (summer "cottages" of the rich), terrific dining and shopping as well.

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2. Re: NYC to Boston - what is there in between to see?

Yes, there are some worthy things to see. first off, there is a route between the cities that goes along the coast (Route 95) . This would be somewhat near Newport, Mystic, and other pretty spots along the coast. If you were interested at all in art, or curious about Yale University, New Haven Connecticut is also along this route. I think it's worth a visit! The non-coastal route goes southwest from Boston then heads to Hartford Connecticut, then goes southwest to new York City. It's a more rural route and won't be all that pretty in my opinion. But one thing close to this route that is very interesting is Old Sturbridge Village.. It's a large re-creation of a New England village circa 1830, complete with actors who act as residents of the town. They are blacksmiths, etc. It's a lot of fun and would be worthwhile if you are interested in history.

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take 95 for the more scenic way. Stonnington Ct. is another seaport town which is very nice.

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4. Re: NYC to Boston - what is there in between to see?

I would suggest planning your trip carefully so you will be able to avoid driving during the morning and evening rush hours. Part of the road, especially Greenwich, CT and Hartford areas, can get really congested. So is Rt 95 in MA.

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5. Re: NYC to Boston - what is there in between to see?

www.rogerwilliamsparkzoo.org in Providence, R.I. or the New Bedford Whaling museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts

both will take you a few hours to see. http://www.whalingmuseum.org

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6. Re: NYC to Boston - what is there in between to see?

Are you making a day of it? Depending on what you like there is sturbridge vill if you go inland. Or there is battleship cove, nautilus museum, mystic seaport, etc along the coast which is a longer drive but if you leave early in the morn, then you would have time for a stop or 2 along the way to time getting into NY after rush hour. I don't think most people would take the coastal route unless you intended to make some stops as it is not the most direct which may seem strange as it is 1 road 95 the whole way.

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7. Re: NYC to Boston - what is there in between to see?

Taking I-95 all the way is 20-30Miles longer than I95-I84.

On the I-95 Stretch,

* Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort(on I-395)

Or you can stay on I-95 to hit,

* Groton, CT - US Submarine Museum(USS Nautilus)

* Mystic, CT - Mystic Aquarium & Mystic Seaport Village

* Providence, RI - Roger Williams Park & Zoo, Downtown, Capital Area etc

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8. Re: NYC to Boston - what is there in between to see?


The Nautilus museum in Groton is really fascinating and worth stopping off to visit.

In addition, you can take a side trip to Essex CT, which is a beautiful quaint village right on the banks of the CT River. There's a nice Whaling museum there, as well as beautiful scenic vistas etc. It's all about a 15 minute drive up Route 9 from Route 95. There's a lot to do in that area, including the Essex Steam Train, the Gillette Castle State Park, and Goodspeed Opera House. If you Google "Essex CT", you will get lots of information.

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