A question for locals and tourists alike who have experience with Penn Station. Next wednesday is the first time I am taking the Northeast Regional home to Washington DC. However, this is more of a logistics question than anything else:
Yes, I realize this is stupid but I am seeing Beautiful at 7:00pm. Considering its runtime is 2 hours and 20 minutes, including intermission, I expect to be out of there by 9:30pm (the theatre is on 43rd between 6th and Broadway). However, my train departs at 10:05pm from Penn Station and, to make it, I really need to have everything planned out.
If you were me, what would you do? Taxi/Uber or walk? And when I get there, does the NE Regional always depart from the same area or how do I find it quickly?
Regarding luggage, I'm only in town for 2 nights and I'm a pro packer so I think I can live out of my oversized Tumi Backpack so I can take that to the theatre. However, if I wind up needing to take a carry on, will I totally miss my train to stop by the hotel (Chatwal on 44th street) and get it en route to the station? Is there any way that you think that could be done?
Thanks for any advice...I have some free time the day before so I may clock it all out then based on your suggestions!