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Old 01-12-2015, 12:08 PM
 
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"Pet-friendly" depends on the size of the pet, too. If you have one small dog you will find a fair number of options. We've done the drive from Boston to Ft. Myers (and back) several times with 2 big dogs and are big fans of La Quinta - they don't even blink twice at us when we come stumbling in with sleep in our eyes and 125 pounds of canine in tow.
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Old 11-28-2015, 04:35 PM
 
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Hello everyone

I'm planning on going to Tampa florida,this coming Monday
I live in North Andover where I can catch 495 S 93 S to i95 any tips on taking the shortest roadc to avoid the 5 big city traffic and less tolls

Thank you
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:48 PM
 
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If you have a smartphone, just use Waze. It will tell you which way is best. I used to drive Boston to DC all the time, and it was always awful. I did Mass Pike to 84/684/287 to Tappan Zee down to GSP and NJ Turnpike, then it was 95 from there. Waze will direct you around any traffic issues, although through CT, NY and NJ it is frequently going to be bad. Once you hit southern VA and NC, it should be a pretty easy drive.
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Old 11-29-2015, 05:15 AM
 
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I did Mass Pike to 84/684/287 to Tappan Zee down to GSP and NJ Turnpike, then it was 95 from there. Waze will direct you around any traffic issues, although through CT, NY and NJ it is frequently going to be bad. Once you hit southern VA and NC, it should be a pretty easy drive.
When my college student daughter goes back to school, that's the route she takes.
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Old 11-29-2015, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Central Mass
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^ This is the fastest way if you drive during the day. I've done most of this route about 30 times in the past 15 years. I've done it quicker once when I drove I-95 the whole way, but I started after dinner and pulled an all-nighter.
In July, we went to Richmond kinda that way, leaving Worcester at 9-10 pm. Avoiding tolls past the pike. (US-1 through NJ) Watched the sunrise in Annapolis getting the first tank of gas.
On the way back, took US15/78/287/84 through Gettysburg and Easton. Took longer, but there was no traffic.

Going back to VA Beach next month, but gonna stop in NYC and Philadelphia along the way, so time's not quite of the essence
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:46 AM
 
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In July, we went to Richmond kinda that way, leaving Worcester at 9-10 pm. Avoiding tolls past the pike. (US-1 through NJ) Watched the sunrise in Annapolis getting the first tank of gas.
On the way back, took US15/78/287/84 through Gettysburg and Easton. Took longer, but there was no traffic.

Going back to VA Beach next month, but gonna stop in NYC and Philadelphia along the way, so time's not quite of the essence
IMO that route was consistently the quickest during the day because it had very little traffic. Now with smartphones it's easy to find the fastest route on the particular day that you're traveling. The answer to "what's the fastest route from A to B" is whatever route Waze tells you to take. Have fun on your trip and bundle up! I hate visiting Northeastern cities during the winter.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:16 AM
 
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Hi are we driving from Boston Massachusetts to Lantana Florida on December 19 2015 I was wondering how much money will be in tolls
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:05 AM
 
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Check out www.calculator.tollsmart.com

The estimate for your route is $30 if you stick to I-95 the whole way or $5.15 if you go the I-78 to 81-77 route (which most people here prefer).

*edit*
I should add, put in the route for both ways. Some tolls are only charged while heading one direction (i.e. the George Washington Bridge) so you'll probably end up paying different amounts each way.

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Old 12-15-2015, 11:05 AM
 
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Hi are we driving from Boston Massachusetts to Lantana Florida on December 19 2015 I was wondering how much money will be in tolls
Depends on your route. Go to the bank and get a roll of dollar coins. When I used to pay tolls via cash that is what I used.
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Old 12-17-2015, 11:53 AM
 
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If you have a smartphone, just use Waze. It will tell you which way is best. I used to drive Boston to DC all the time, and it was always awful. I did Mass Pike to 84/684/287 to Tappan Zee down to GSP and NJ Turnpike, then it was 95 from there. Waze will direct you around any traffic issues, although through CT, NY and NJ it is frequently going to be bad. Once you hit southern VA and NC, it should be a pretty easy drive.
thank you chicagoliz
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