U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Massachusetts > Boston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-26-2009, 03:53 PM
 
1 posts, read 33,728 times
Reputation: 47
Default Driving Route Boston to Florida

Driving to Florida from Boston on Saturday. Mapquest has shown I-95 thru NY. Been told to avoid that. Best route to drive from Boston to Florida?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-26-2009, 10:00 PM
 
5,198 posts, read 8,709,179 times
Reputation: 3527
A lot of people seem to prefer exiting I-95 north of NYC, and taking the Tappan Zee bridge. Not sure, but I think the route is I-287. The route jumps off from 95, then loops around NYC into New Jersey, and has an exit to the NJ Turnpike, which is I-95, so you're back on 95, which then gives you an interstate highway all the way to FL. The other main issue might be the vicinity of Washington. You want to take the beltway around the city, not stay on 95.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-26-2009, 10:29 PM
miu
 
Location: MA/NH
12,992 posts, read 21,778,067 times
Reputation: 10143
Where in FL are you headed?

I've driven from Boston to Miami, and Boston to Naples, FL many times. I hate the I-95 route, but it's the shortest way. If I do the I-95 route, I start my journey late in the day in order to pass through the Washington, DC area after 9pm to avoid traffic.

My favorite route is the Mass Pike to I-84 to I-684 to the Saw Mill Parkway (I love that curvy road!!) to the Tappan Zee Bridge to I-287 to I-78 West to I-81 South. I-81 is very scenic. I cut over east on I-77 in SC towards the coast again. But I take this route because it's more relaxing and I can hit a couple of good antique malls along the way.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-01-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Florida
1,171 posts, read 1,926,108 times
Reputation: 1671
I moved from Boston to Florida (just North of West Palm Beach) and took 95 all the way down. I had no problems. I left pretty early in the morning, but I'm sure it wasn't super-early when I went through New York.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
21 posts, read 54,809 times
Reputation: 34
What time are you leaving? You can take the MassPike/I-90 west to I-84 to I-91 south to I-95, and I-95 the entire way. As long as you don't drive thru New York City and Washington DC between the hours of 4-7pm for both cities you should be fine.

Leaving by 6am from Boston should do the trick, would get thru NYC before noon, and past DC before afternoon rush hour.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2009, 12:21 AM
 
8 posts, read 54,694 times
Reputation: 37
Take 84 to Scranton PA to 81 through VA to 77 through NC SC then 26 in SC to 95 south. fastest most beautiful path to FL in the summer And Not one CENT in tolls (saves nearly $70 nowadays) I just took that 3 weeks ago.
Plus you avoid the big 5 (NY NJ DE MD DC)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2009, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
458 posts, read 877,371 times
Reputation: 384
Unless you're driving a truck or have a trailer, the only issue for I-95 in NYC will be the time of day. Tri-State/Cross Bronx/GW Bridge.

You're used to driving in Boston. (NYC shouldn't even be an issue for you.)

DC actually gets the most nutty traffic (to me). And driving through South Carolina is so boring you risk falling asleep at the wheel.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2009, 06:08 AM
 
2 posts, read 35,600 times
Reputation: 17
I have driven In-0Laws back and forth to Flordia for years,, go around NY and DC.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-09-2009, 07:38 PM
miu
 
Location: MA/NH
12,992 posts, read 21,778,067 times
Reputation: 10143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xrac View Post
Take 84 to Scranton PA to 81 through VA to 77 through NC SC then 26 in SC to 95 south. fastest most beautiful path to FL in the summer And Not one CENT in tolls (saves nearly $70 nowadays) I just took that 3 weeks ago.
Plus you avoid the big 5 (NY NJ DE MD DC)
I forgot about the savings in tolls by avoiding I-95. It does add up. But I prefer cutting over to I-81 via I-78 because I like to stop in Allentown for a Wawa deli sandwich.

I-77 has a beautiful section of road through the mountains by Galax (?).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
458 posts, read 877,371 times
Reputation: 384
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xrac View Post
Take 84 to Scranton PA to 81 through VA to 77 through NC SC then 26 in SC to 95 south. fastest most beautiful path to FL in the summer And Not one CENT in tolls (saves nearly $70 nowadays) I just took that 3 weeks ago.
Plus you avoid the big 5 (NY NJ DE MD DC)
Sounds VERY good. But OBVIOUSLY, you're NOT from Boston! In order to catch I-84 from Boston, you'd have to take the Mass Pike (I-90) to Sturbridge exit (between Worcester and Springfield) where it starts.

Um, the Mass Pike HAS TOLLS!
http://www.masspike.com/user-cgi/tollcalc.cgi (broken link)

The rest of the route sounded good, though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Massachusetts > Boston

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top