I looked at my options, Amtrak and bus and I prefer the train over the bus. The other factor I'm thinking of is whether we need to drive in Washington DC.
Option 1: To rent a car in NY, take it up to Washington and come back
Option 2: To do a round trip to Washington via Amtrak and then rent a car in Washington.
What are your thoughts and I'm open to any suggestions that you might have. I've been to New York but never to Washington so any tips for traveling this route would be great!