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25-08-2015, 02:23 PM
East Coast Trip
Hubby is seriously considering an east coast trip, like Boston to DC.

Questions...

How feasible is it given the time (maybe around 2-3 weeks) to do this?

He's talking about renting a car (he really doesn't mind driving) and flying into one location and leavng from another.

Or...

Would a couple smaller trips be better?

Like one to Boston (he's got a bug up his butt about it).

Then another trip maybe to NYC

And then washington DC area...

Or reversed...but how much time in each??

The weather is also an issue....we don't want to do this in the summer, which is optimum for kids (school/college) -- so he'd have to think spring or fall.

If we did a huge trip...the older kid would literally have to take a trimester off, and he's not sure he wants to do that.


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25-08-2015, 02:31 PM
RE: East Coast Trip
Because I hate going anywhere and having to come back, one. Big Grin

I don't really see why not unless he's one of those anal types with a "vacation checklist."

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25-08-2015, 02:38 PM
RE: East Coast Trip
(25-08-2015 02:23 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Hubby is seriously considering an east coast trip, like Boston to DC.

Questions...

How feasible is it given the time (maybe around 2-3 weeks) to do this?

He's talking about renting a car (he really doesn't mind driving) and flying into one location and leavng from another.

Or...

Would a couple smaller trips be better?

Like one to Boston (he's got a bug up his butt about it).

Then another trip maybe to NYC

And then washington DC area...

Or reversed...but how much time in each??

The weather is also an issue....we don't want to do this in the summer, which is optimum for kids (school/college) -- so he'd have to think spring or fall.

If we did a huge trip...the older kid would literally have to take a trimester off, and he's not sure he wants to do that.

If you're a family who likes to "soak it all in" don't come to Ohio...oh wait.

No but seriously, if you are that type of family it may be better to break it up into at least two trips. Boston can be done in 2-3 days tops IMHO. DC and NYC are animals in themselves. You could easily spend a 5-7 days in each.

Here's what I might do off the top of me' head:
Boston / NYC in one trip (1 week)
Philly / DC in a second (if you haven't been to Philly) There's a lot of rich history there as well. (1 week)

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25-08-2015, 02:40 PM
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(25-08-2015 02:31 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Because I hate going anywhere and having to come back, one. Big Grin

I don't really see why not unless he's one of those anal types with a "vacation checklist."

His "nickname" for decades has been travel nazi.

Every moment is mapped out and each second accounted for.

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25-08-2015, 02:55 PM
RE: East Coast Trip
NYC and Boston. Skip the car. Use mass transit or cabs in town. Take the train between the two.

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25-08-2015, 03:04 PM
RE: East Coast Trip
(25-08-2015 02:40 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(25-08-2015 02:31 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Because I hate going anywhere and having to come back, one. Big Grin

I don't really see why not unless he's one of those anal types with a "vacation checklist."

His "nickname" for decades has been travel nazi.

Every moment is mapped out and each second accounted for.

Facepalm
Sucks to be you! Big Grin

Then I really wouldn't go.

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25-08-2015, 03:12 PM
RE: East Coast Trip
(25-08-2015 02:23 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Hubby is seriously considering an east coast trip, like Boston to DC.

Questions...

How feasible is it given the time (maybe around 2-3 weeks) to do this?

He's talking about renting a car (he really doesn't mind driving) and flying into one location and leavng from another.

Or...

Would a couple smaller trips be better?

Like one to Boston (he's got a bug up his butt about it).

Then another trip maybe to NYC

And then washington DC area...

Or reversed...but how much time in each??

The weather is also an issue....we don't want to do this in the summer, which is optimum for kids (school/college) -- so he'd have to think spring or fall.

If we did a huge trip...the older kid would literally have to take a trimester off, and he's not sure he wants to do that.

Boston to DC is only about a 10-hour drive, and there's little of interest in between them except for NYC. Fall is a much better time than spring, because "spring" sometimes does not happen around here--I live 12 miles south of Boston--and we can go straight into summer. Fall in the northeast is beautiful.

DC: two or three days. You can hit most of the Capitol stuff in one day, do the Smithsonians in another day or two.

Hit the Baltimore harbor for an afternoon, then to New York. Do NYC for however long you want. Drive up through Connecticut, take a day at the casinos if you'd like, go through Rhode Island (spend a day in Newport), then up to Boston, where you could spend three or four days and get a good feel for the city and environs. Lots of music, lots of art, lots of restaurants, lots of history.

If you do wind up coming in summer, on the way to Boston hit Cape Cod. There's lots of stuff going on there.
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25-08-2015, 03:19 PM
RE: East Coast Trip
DC one trip. Include some of the area plantations and Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown if you're into that kinda thing. That way you mix in beautiful Virginian countryside with the city. And if you're up for it, an overnight in the Biltmore in North Carolina.

DC plus Boston plus NYC sounds like a whole lotta concrete for one trip.

Edit: Julep - I like the way you think. Hadn't seen your post before I hit reply.

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25-08-2015, 06:12 PM
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(25-08-2015 03:19 PM)Nurse Wrote:  DC one trip. Include some of the area plantations and Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown if you're into that kinda thing. That way you mix in beautiful Virginian countryside with the city. And if you're up for it, an overnight in the Biltmore in North Carolina.

DC plus Boston plus NYC sounds like a whole lotta concrete for one trip.

Edit: Julep - I like the way you think. Hadn't seen your post before I hit reply.

My father lives near DC, and we live near Boston, so I have made the trip up and down the East Coast many times, along with the various detours. Never done them all in one big trip, though.
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25-08-2015, 06:20 PM
RE: East Coast Trip
(25-08-2015 02:40 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(25-08-2015 02:31 PM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Because I hate going anywhere and having to come back, one. Big Grin

I don't really see why not unless he's one of those anal types with a "vacation checklist."

His "nickname" for decades has been travel nazi.

Every moment is mapped out and each second accounted for.

Facepalm

I feel your pain. My father would do this Boston to NYC to DC trip in 4 days, including a brief dash through New Hampshire, and roll his eyes because we expected to stop to sleep.

"You can pee when I need gas."

Saw a hell of a lot of the country, though.

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