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one day drive with kids

We will be driving from Philadelphia to Boston in one day with 4 kids. Any suggestions on short stops along the way? Traffic getting through NY?

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Maria from Fort Worth

Newport would be a nice stop. You could pick one of the mansions to visit like Marble House or The Breakers.  Also enjoy some great seafood at a local restaurant like Benjamin's.


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Tammy from Boston

Mystic Aquarium in Mystic is fantastic! 


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RosalieAnn
Mystic is the same problem as Old Sturbridge Village. While it might be good for kids - it's expensive and takes time. Whichever way they go and however early they start, they will be getting there at the end of the day and getting their money's worth out of the tickets will make them VERY late getting to their destination.
 
 
 

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To avoid traffic in New York City, just don't go through NYC.  If you avoided I-95 and the NJ turnpike, you can go from Philadelphia up  US1 around Trenton (New Jersey) and then up US 202 to I-287 - this takes you across the Hudson at Tarrytown on the Tappen Zee Bridge.  Tarrytown (near Sleepy Hollow) would be a nice stop-there's a Riverwalk Park and a Lighthouse.  Continue on I-287 N. Take CT-15 N, I-91 N, I-84 E and I-90 E through Hartford  (Mark Twain House) and Worcester Old Sturbridge Village (although this may take more time than you want to spend.


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