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New York to Boston?

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New York to Boston?

Hi,

Visiting NY in a few weeks and trying to work out if we will have enough time for a day trip to boston? (possibly stay over).

How easy is it to get there? How long does it take? How much does it cost? Any advice?

James

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1. Re: New York to Boston?

Do you want to drive, fly, take the train or the bus? Each is different in terms of cost and time.

It's a long day trip--probably 4 hours in each direction by train or car.

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2. Re: New York to Boston?

Quickest way possible would be the preference.

Cheers,

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3. Re: New York to Boston?

Because of time needed to get to the airport, advance check in, etc, taking the Amtrak train from city center to city center is preferable.

It is a VERY long day trip. Staying over in Boston would be preferable.

In a previous post, you mention that you are traveling with 4 friends. If all or most of you want to go, then renting a car would be fastest and cheapest. You will need to pay to park it in Boston, but it still should work out significantly less expensive than buying 5 train tickets.

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4. Re: New York to Boston?

Thanks so much! That seems like the best option for us.

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5. Re: New York to Boston?

Boston is a great destination, but look into Philadelphia (only two hours away) if you are really doing a single-day trip. Especially since the Barnes Foundation art collection is now downtown, along with many other fine museums and American (revolutionary) history locations-including a "President's House".

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6. Re: New York to Boston?

I would "amtrak" it and stay overnight for sure

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7. Re: New York to Boston?

Philadelphia might be a good suggetion, I have an interest in seeming some more colonial and revolutionary history (find out how terrible we Brits were and all that :P ) so Boston seemed to be close enough to get a good idea but if Philadelphia offers something similar and is closer might sugget this.

James

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8. Re: New York to Boston?

Philadelphia is a nice human scale city and easier for a day trip http://www.visitphilly.com/history/

Here is some info and self-guided walking tours in NYC that include colonial and revolutionary era places: nyharborparks.org/visit/about-self-guided-wa…

http://www.nyfreedom.com/

brainiacgetaways.com/manhattan-by-foot-20-fr…

The Museum of the city of NY may also be of interest http://www.mcny.org/

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9. Re: New York to Boston?

Philadelphia and/or Boston....Amtrak is the way to go from NYC! Enjoy!

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