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Old 11-18-2011, 11:43 PM
 
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LOL! True, true! So this exactly what I am going to do. Do I need to tell the guy at the Enterprise desk that I am not going to take the car rightaway?
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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I wouldn't worry about the weather. 95 between Washington & Boston, especially on holidays is an absolute nightmare to put it nicely. The drive should from Washington to NYC should take around 2.5 to 3 hours, but on Wednesday will probably take 5+ just because of the traffic. Good luck.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Thank you GraceC and FlyMIA.

So it seems like 3PM - 9PM on a weekday is a pain. I would assume Nov 24th being a Thanksgiving holiday, it will be even worse?

I wonder if we can start our sightseeing around 8AM and try to wrap it up by 12 noon and then start for NY. Maybe that way, we can avoid the start of the rush-hour? I am just wondering if the day being Thanksgiving could result in people starting early?

A round-trip on train would probably set us back by around $90 per person and we are group of 5. Driving would be infinitely cheaper at $250 for 3 days rental. Flying to NY is not possible because 2 from our group are flying in from the San Fransisco and me and my wife from Dallas. The cheapest flights were all from Washington - Baltimore area plus we get to sight-see in D.C. as well.

Am I being stupid in still thinking that a car would give us more flexibility and we could beat the rush-hour by starting at 12 noon or after 9PM? Two of us would be driving.

If you don't leave DC by 10:00 AM, you may as well just wait around until 10:00 PM on Wednesday.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:35 PM
 
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Umm, I would be arriving in DC on Thursday i.e. Nov 24th. I am assuming you meant the day before Thanksgiving, i.e. Wednesday, Nov 23rd will be problematic.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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Thanks to you all, we had a great time during our trip.

My biggest concern was the traffic. Thankfully, we only encountered 1 hr of moving traffic on our way to NY and none while returning back to Washington.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Thanks to you all, we had a great time during our trip.

My biggest concern was the traffic. Thankfully, we only encountered 1 hr of moving traffic on our way to NY and none while returning back to Washington.

Great! How did your quick tour of DC go?
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:43 PM
 
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It was a blur. I rushed my friends through the sightseeing so that we could get on the road towards NY. I will be back again in Washington in a few months and that time, I will come with atleast a week on hand. I really want to see the Smithsonian museum.
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