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1. Posted by ppoppy (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi all, i need some help...

Myself and my partner have booked a trip to travel the east coast. We are staying in boston for 5 nites, then we have 3 nites to travel around new england, we have not got any hotels booked for these 3 nites do u tink we shud book in advance or will it be easy enough to get somewhere on the road-what do u suggest;motel, hotel b&b or camping??? and what states/towns are a must see in this area??

We will then be getting a flight from boston to washington and staying three nites in washington. We have 3 nites to spare then and want to stay in philadelphia and atlantic city however we have no where booked, again, any suggestions as to what hotel we shud stay in for these two areas??and should we book in advance??

And finally, we want to get the coast line train from atlantic city to new york, ive looked up on one i tink its called new york transit but that only leaves from back bay to NYC, does anyone know if there is a train going from atlantic city to NCY along the coast line and if not would it be nice to get a B&B in back bay and leave from there??

Thanking you all so much in advance

your suggestions are very valued

Poppy xx

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

You didn't indicate what time of year you are going, which could have an impact on the availabilty of walk-up hotels/B&Bs or camp grounds.

For Atlantic City, check or or this website's accomodation section and you should find a decent hotel price along or close to the boardwalk. Lots of hotels, and they are often running specials.

For the train from Atlantic City to New York, you'd want NJ Transit. New Jersey Transit runs a train from Atlantic City into Philadelphia ($7.25). From there, you can catch an Amtrak train up to New York Penn Station (approximate cost starting at $45.00 depending on how express you want the train, though deals can sometimes be found for cheaper)

You could also take a couple NJ Transit train to get to NY, though it'd be more complex as you'd have to transfer at the Lindenwold station to the PATCO (Philly transit) to the Broadway station, and then take the River Line to the Northeast Corridor line, though I am having trouble confirming that because the NJ Transit website is not working right now.

No trains run up the coast, as far as I know, and the only Back Bay station that I am aware of is in Boston.

If you are going late enough in 2007, apparently there might be service from NYC to Atlantic City express. The board of New Jersey Transit approved a three-year trial of express train service between New York Penn Station and Atlantic City Rail Terminal. The line is expected to be in service by the end of 2007, but details on the line's operation are scant.

[ Edit: Edited on Aug 1, 2007, at 8:35 AM by GregW ]

3. Posted by ppoppy (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hi im sorry about that i made a few mistakes. it was actually bay head on the NJ transit to penn st new york, it says trains go every hour for as little 12 euro, whats bay head like could we get a bus to bay head from atlantic city??

We are leaving on the 2nd september 2007 for three weeks

Thanks again

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hmm, don't know anything about Bay Head, so I can't comment. The NJ Transit website shows no service from Atlantic City to Bay Head.

As for getting from AC to NYC, the NJ Transit website (which is back up now) is suggesting you take the 319 Bus Route which is an bus from Atlantic City to New York Port Authority Bus Terminal. It's about 1 1/2 hour bus ride.


5. Posted by foggyidea (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I assume your trip is pending soon, so reservations are certainly required.

A real cool "must-do" would be to take the fast ferry from Boston (rowes wharf, aquarium, easy from the T") to Provincetown at the end of the Cape. You can go for a day, or even more.