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Travelling on Memorial Day Weekend!

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Travelling on Memorial Day Weekend!

We will be in NYC the week before Memorial Day. We have to drive back to Canada sometime on Memorial Day Weekend. I'm thinking Sunday might be the best day to go back home? We can't wait till Tuesday so Saturday or Sunday or Monday are the only days. Our thinking is that people have arrived at their destination by Sunday and won't be leaving till Monday...does this make sense?

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1. Re: Travelling on Memorial Day Weekend!

Monday going back towards the City will be a nightmare

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2. Re: Travelling on Memorial Day Weekend!

You are going from NYC to TO. So leaving Sunday will be a fine time to leave. You probably can leave on Monday, as Memorial Day Weekend is not a big time to visit the city, but more like a time when everyone leaves the city so on Monday afternoon, many will be returning. If you leave Monday morning, the roads could be empty. And there are no equally big cities on the way, so you won't get to any more traffic.

Yes, traffic going INTO NYC will be nightmarish (after about 3 PM), but you are going the other way.

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3. Re: Travelling on Memorial Day Weekend!

Agree ^^.

Leave Sunday or early on Monday.

toronto
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Actually we're leaving from Long Island...make any difference?

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The Long Island Expressway will be the Problem. until you get to the Throggs Neck or Whitestone Bridge

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6. Re: Travelling on Memorial Day Weekend!

what about the Tappan Zee bridge? Better? Still planning on coming back the Sunday.

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7. Re: Travelling on Memorial Day Weekend!

Leave by 1 or 2 pm on Monday depending where on Long Island you are. Weather could start the crush earlier, but that would probably be fine. Sunday should not be a problem at most times.

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8. Re: Travelling on Memorial Day Weekend!

Regarding Tappan Zee: I like George Washington Bridge to Pallisades Parkway. Sooner you are across the river, the better. Not all agree because of Cross Bronx Expressway on this route.

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