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Day trips NYC - DC: where to go: Boston, or Philly??

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Day trips NYC - DC: where to go: Boston, or Philly??

I will be in visiting DC and NYC during January 07 (Jan 5-11 DC; 11-17 NYC). I was thinking of going on a day trip (same day return) or 1-night-trip (next day return) to Philadelphia (from DC) or Boston (from NYC). I dont know where to go. Which city has the best and vibrant nightlife, sightseeing, gay neighborhoods, museums, shows, etc etc... We have 25 yrs old and 20 yrs old , so any recommendations. I'm looking forward on not spending a lot of money in that trip. Advices? Hints? I think taking a train will be cheaper, isnt it?

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1. Re: Day trips NYC - DC: where to go: Boston, or Philly??

Philadelphia lies between DC and NYC and there is plenty to do here in all the areas you mentioned. Have you considered spending time here in between your visits to the other cities?


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2. Re: Day trips NYC - DC: where to go: Boston, or Philly??

No knock on Boston but Philly has plenty to offer in what you are looking for. I'll say that if your dealbreaker is cost then Philly will be much more affordable than the "Capital of New England". As Lynn said, it will certainly be a more convenient stop between New York and Washington. The city is about 2 hours south of NYC and 3 hours northeast of DC via highway. You can take various combinations of buses and/or trains to get to and from town. Allow me to shamelessly plug my GoList which will give you a general overview of how to get around Center City (downtown) by foot and local transit:


Good luck!


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