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    Hi all,

    I was wondering whether anyone could comment on my following plans to the East Coast of the United States for a holiday. There'll be four of us: two adults two children (family) and we will be flying from ANY UK airport:

    Fly out to Dulles Intl., Washington D.C.
    Spend about 5 days there.
    Go to New York, NY. Spend a week there.
    Go to Boston, MA. Spend about 5 days there.

    Can anyone recommend anything to see or do other than the usual (Statue of Liberty, Capitol Hill, etc.)

    I have heard that Boston, MA is nice, what is there to do there? I have heard about Martha's Vineyard. We will go there.

    Rental: Do we need a rental in the cities? Can we commute using train between Washington D.C., New York and Boston?


    Please leave a comment, thanks!
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    (Original post by londoncricket)
    Hi all,

    I was wondering whether anyone could comment on my following plans to the East Coast of the United States for a holiday. There'll be four of us: two adults two children (family) and we will be flying from ANY UK airport:

    Fly out to Dulles Intl., Washington D.C.
    Spend about 5 days there.
    Go to New York, NY. Spend a week there.
    Go to Boston, MA. Spend about 5 days there.

    Can anyone recommend anything to see or do other than the usual (Statue of Liberty, Capitol Hill, etc.)

    I have heard that Boston, MA is nice, what is there to do there? I have heard about Martha's Vineyard. We will go there.

    Rental: Do we need a rental in the cities? Can we commute using train between Washington D.C., New York and Boston?


    Please leave a comment, thanks!
    I went to Washington DC and it was a big mistake. If you aren't there on business or a student there is very little to do other than see Capitol Hill and at least when I went it was full of beggars. Choose somewhere else to spend those 5 days or spend more time in New York or Boston.
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      (Original post by londoncricket)
      Can we commute using train between Washington D.C., New York and Boston?
      You can't commute between Boston and New York, it's not possible unless you fly each time and it adds up in costs then. My advice would be to cut your stay in D.C. down as frankly there's not a lot to do outside Capitol Hill, Museums and White House.

      I'd suggest that you go and spend a couple extra days in Boston and NYC, by all means spend one day or two in D.C. but not any longer.

      Also why are you asking what to do at the places you're going to, did you not look them up before you booked your holiday?
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      Wouldn't bother with 5 days in DC as said. Do two and add the rest on to your time in NY.

      You can travel between all three on buses, Northeast Regional trains and flying in order of cheapest to dearest.
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      Yeah NY/Boston are a lot more interesting than DC. DC gets boring after about 2 hours.

      NY has amazing museums!
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      (Original post by jelly1000)
      I went to Washington DC and it was a big mistake. If you aren't there on business or a student there is very little to do other than see Capitol Hill and at least when I went it was full of beggars. Choose somewhere else to spend those 5 days or spend more time in New York or Boston.
      Ah, okay, great! Thanks!


      (Original post by tehFrance)
      You can't commute between Boston and New York, it's not possible unless you fly each time and it adds up in costs then. My advice would be to cut your stay in D.C. down as frankly there's not a lot to do outside Capitol Hill, Museums and White House.

      I'd suggest that you go and spend a couple extra days in Boston and NYC, by all means spend one day or two in D.C. but not any longer.

      Also why are you asking what to do at the places you're going to, did you not look them up before you booked your holiday?
      I haven't booked yet. Thanks for the tips!



      (Original post by rockrunride)
      Wouldn't bother with 5 days in DC as said. Do two and add the rest on to your time in NY.

      You can travel between all three on buses, Northeast Regional trains and flying in order of cheapest to dearest.
      Thanks!


      (Original post by ihavemooedtoday)
      Yeah NY/Boston are a lot more interesting than DC. DC gets boring after about 2 hours.

      NY has amazing museums!

      Ah okay, thanks!
     
     
     
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