Travel: New York

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Travel: New York

Postby G Tan » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:29 pm

I am planning a trip to eastern US year end . I have got a flight booked to New York, wondering what other cities nearby that is worth going??
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Re: Travel: New York

Postby verykiasu2010 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:36 pm

G Tan wrote:I am planning a trip to eastern US year end . I have got a flight booked to New York, wondering what other cities nearby that is worth going??


Boston, Washington DC
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Re: Travel: New York

Postby G Tan » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:40 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
G Tan wrote:I am planning a trip to eastern US year end . I have got a flight booked to New York, wondering what other cities nearby that is worth going??


Boston, Washington DC


How do i get to Boston from NYC??By train?? ISIT easy??
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Re: Travel: New York

Postby verykiasu2010 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:53 pm

G Tan wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
G Tan wrote:I am planning a trip to eastern US year end . I have got a flight booked to New York, wondering what other cities nearby that is worth going??


Boston, Washington DC


How do i get to Boston from NYC??By train?? ISIT easy??


NYC has 3 airports : La Guardia (LGA), Newark (EWR), & JFK. There are plenty of flights from LGA & EWR direct to Boston, about an hour, fare is about US$100 plus. train is available too but din try that before. fly is faster and Boston airport is just a few minutes by taxi to downtown

if you are connecting directly & immediately after landing NYC (depends whether you land at JFK or EWR)....book your connecting flight accordingly. The transfer from JFK to EWR takes at least 2 hours (giving some allowance for traffic congestion).. EWR is in New Jersey, JFK is in NY.
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Re: Travel: New York

Postby xian_kai » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:16 pm

You can take a bus from NYC to Boston etc. I was told that buses taken from the Chinatown area in NYC are much cheaper. You might want to do a Google search on that.

I took the Greyhound buses previously, and I find it not bad. There was free wifi and plugs to charge the batteries onboard the buses. At least the journey was not so bored. So you might want to consider Greyhound as well.
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Re: Travel: New York

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Re: Travel: New York

Postby MMM » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:00 pm

My dh has this thinking that since he flew all the way to NY, he prefers to cover as many places as possible. So with that in mind, we joined SA local tours in June this year. There is a separate discussion by other forumners on tours4fun, etc... For us, we wanted a tour that brings us all around as I thought logistic will be a challenge (especially with the no. of luggages we've)... It was probably the best arrangement for us.

We spent around 7-8 days and covered Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, Atlantic City, Statue of liberty, Niagara falls, Ben & Jerry, Hersheys, Ottawa, Montreal, Ontario. Not forgetting the outlet at woodbury, etc... We also spent close to 1 week in NYC only. It was great and I am so glad we did that hols. Really missed it :love:

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Re: Travel: New York

Postby verykiasu2010 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:04 pm

MMM wrote:My dh has this thinking that since he flew all the way to NY, he prefers to cover as many places as possible. So with that in mind, we joined SA local tours in June this year. There is a separate discussion by other forumners on tours4fun, etc... For us, we wanted a tour that brings us all around as I thought logistic will be a challenge (especially with the no. of luggages we've)... It was probably the best arrangement for us.

We spent around 7-8 days and covered Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, Atlantic City, Statue of liberty, Niagara falls, Ben & Jerry, Hersheys, Ottawa, Montreal, Ontario. Not forgetting the outlet at woodbury, etc... We also spent close to 1 week in NYC only. It was great and I am so glad we did that hols. Really missed it :love:


was it hectic to cover so many places in 7-8 days ?

I think it is too hectic for retiree like me who prefer to wake up late and take my time to go out when on holidays
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Re: Travel: New York

Postby MMM » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:12 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote: was it hectic to cover so many places in 7-8 days ?

I think it is too hectic for retiree like me who prefer to wake up late and take my time to go out when on holidays


It was ok. As we travelled by coach and it takes time to travel from one place to another.... we actually got lots of time to rest on the bus. So we actually felt rested...

You sure... you retiree :? :scratchhead: 真的吗?

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Re: Travel: New York

Postby verykiasu2010 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:40 pm

MMM wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote: was it hectic to cover so many places in 7-8 days ?

I think it is too hectic for retiree like me who prefer to wake up late and take my time to go out when on holidays


It was ok. As we travelled by coach and it takes time to travel from one place to another.... we actually got lots of time to rest on the bus. So we actually felt rested...

You sure... you retiree :? :scratchhead: 真的吗?


thanks for itin summary - gave me a good idea what to cover

everytime during a biz trip, it is always "next trip then go and see lah"....
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