Roadtrip New York to Florida
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Aug 16, 2007 4:27 PM Last Post By: sistereis
Aug 15, 2007 4:08 AM
Aug 15, 2007 4:46 AM
What an incredibly stupid question.
That would rank up there with me asking you how long it takes to eat dinner or how much does a house cost?
It's almost 1500 miles from Syracuse, NY to Miami, FL.
It is roughly 600 miles shorter to drive from New York City to Jacksonville, FL.
Where are you starting from?
Where are you going?
What do you like to do?
What are your interests?
I would definitely recommend stopping at gas stations, restaurants, and bathrooms along the way.
Aug 15, 2007 6:19 AM
2Thank you and you are very right was a very silly question especially from a travel agent who gets asked stupid questions every day! Am at work and had to write quickly!
We are 4 people in early 30's hiring an RV....we all have travelled alot, and travel to meet people, relax, see something different. None of us have done the East Coast (apart from NYC)
What i am planning to do is drive from New York City along the coast and end in Miami. What i am looking for is any must see things on the way and to be honest I am looking for a variety of answers, some people may recommend big cities, some small towns, some beaches etc have no set ideas to be honest.
Was thinking Atlantic City, Washington, Savannah, Orlando....open to ideas
In regards to driving times, Would 10 days be rushing things therefore not point in doing it at all?
Aug 15, 2007 11:03 AM
3start with mapquest.com
but as it more often than not uses interstate highways , use what mapquest gives you as the quickest way to get somewhere
if you have the time, don't use interstates
my mind reading crystal ball is down for maintenance, you're going to have to BE SPECIFIC in listing what's off interest to you
jazz or state fairs
national parks or pubs
be more specific
10 days would be a really leisurely pace
Aug 15, 2007 1:08 PM
Aug 15, 2007 2:59 PM
5OP, you still leave out lots of info, such as your budget, your interests and why on earth you would consider renting an RV (do a search on TT and get lots of input). If you are hitting cities, an RV will mainly be just a pit to throw money in, and a pain in the ass to park. Cannot imagine the total cost for rental, gas and parking (including when you are not staying in an RV park). I have heard great things about both Charleston and Savannah, but I am a history buff. Williamsburg is also interesting but some find it too touristy. Charlottesville (Thomas Jefferson´s home Monticello there) interesting. Maybe Outer Banks? Heck, invest in a guidebook since you seem to be considering a pricey vacation (the book would pay off).
Aug 15, 2007 3:41 PM
Aug 15, 2007 4:45 PM
7I drove from central NJ to Fort Lauderdale each of four Spring Breaks in college and each time in 24 hours with four different drivers. This includes pee breaks and food breaks and gas breaks. On one trip it rained the entire way back. It was the longest 24 hours ever - ever (yes, time is longer when it's wet; it stretches like cheap gym shorts in a pool). We didn't speak to each other for a month after that. Ten days is way too much time.
Oh, wait. You have an RV and want to relax. Drive half way to Miami on the coast (1 day) and stop and relax two days. Continue to Miami and stop and relax two days (6 days total). Return inland (Fall color?) and stop half way and relax. Stay a few days and then continue home. Ten days total or ten days one way? What month? I wouldn't say 'stupid' question. That's a bit not my style. Why are people nasty on these sites? Lighten up and take a vacation yourself.
Long Live The King!
Aug 15, 2007 5:39 PM
Aug 15, 2007 6:03 PM
9As a travel agent, we should be asking you. LOL. With 10 days to play with, I would take the drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway from Virginia down to the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina. Or do that trip on the way back. Stop at all the Welcome Centers as you cross into each state and pick up brochures that are of interest. That will tell you what there is to see in each state. There are also hotel coupon booklets in those Welcome centers with very good walkup rates at hotels, if you don't want to sleep in the RV. But with 4 people, I would use a car instead and with what you save in gas (compared to an RV) you can stay in a comfortable hotel bed and take a refreshing shower each night.
Aug 15, 2007 7:24 PM
Aug 16, 2007 4:03 AM
Aug 16, 2007 4:27 PM
12I used to make that drive a few times a year. I'd seriously reconsider the RV, as someone above advised. Aside from the locations mentioned above - Savannah, DC, The Smokies, Philadelphia, Florida, I'd do some off the beaten track things. In South Carolina, Sliding Rock is easy to get to, and it breaks up the drive. The towns around Chesapeake Bay in Maryland are pretty cool and sometimes quite lovely. Charleston is also fairly picturesque and worth visiting. In Florida, you might check out St Augustine and the surrounding beaches (gorgeous). On the west coast of Florida you can go inntertubing in the springs, sometimes see manatees.
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