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Summer 2008 Trip staying at Marriott timeshare - day trips?

Mukwonago, WI
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Summer 2008 Trip staying at Marriott timeshare - day trips?

We have booked a week at the Marriott timeshare in July. I understand that we will be close to AC and the beaches. We would also like to use this as a base for side trips to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. We would like to get in a few baseball games and college campus visits in these cities for my son. I have also heard that Cape May is nice. Does it sound reasonable to visit these cities from here via different day trips? What is the best way to get to NYC from here? How about to Baltimore?

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1. Re: Summer 2008 Trip staying at Marriott timeshare - day trips?

I live very near this Marriott resort. You will be 2 1/2 hours from NY. The best way to get there is a bus from Atlantic City if you don't want to drive. We take the bus regularly and you get off one block from Time Square.

Philadelphia is 1 hour by train (very near Marriott). Very easy to visit Drexel, U Penn, Temple etc (we just did it last spring).

Baltimore is 2 1/2 hours by car and Washington DC is 3 1/2 by car.

Cape May is nice and only 45 minutes away. Ocean City is as nice and 30 minutes away. All very easy to get to by car.

If you like shopping, make sure you go to The Walk and The Pier in Atlantic City, as well as Casinos and restaurants. Hope the information helps.

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2. Re: Summer 2008 Trip staying at Marriott timeshare - day trips?

If you are only staying a week, you will be doing plenty of driving.

The prior post was correct about the driving distances and time to Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. The only close college to the Marriott is Stockton State College. You can probably do a day trip to Philadelphia, but Baltimore and New York are not convenient.

The beach in Brigantine is a short drive from the Marriott. Nice beach. Visit Cape May. You can also go to the Cape May Zoo, Renault Winery, Ocean City boardwalk, Smithville shops, and the Edwin Forsythe wildlife refuge. Cape May would be the longest drive about 30 - 40 minutes.

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