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Old 07-22-2018, 03:22 PM
 
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I am from Spain, doing a trip with my Canadian friend here in New England. We'll leave NYC to Newport RI (OR) Providence to stay a day there. Which one is better?

Then we'll drive to Hyannis, then visit Provincetown for a day to see the Pilgrims monument, we're probably going to stay in Hyannis for a couple of days.

Then Boston for a day to relax (been there before). After, we're heading to Maine... maybe Portland, maybe Ogunquit...(on the way there we'll pass by Portsmouth NH...

Then to Boston for a day before we catch our flight back to Canada...

My friend does not have DL, I will be driving. Do you think it is a hectic plan? I am afraid I got sick or extremely tired from driving.

Do you have other plans to share? Shall we skip some towns?

Your opinions matter.
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:45 PM
 
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NYC to RI seems like a long drive for someone who says they are afraid of getting sick or overly tired from driving.

This is just me--but I would probably drive from NYC to the Boston area, then to the Cape. But the Cape will be crowded at this time of year. Maybe Hyannis, then perhaps the National Seashore for scenery and the beach, then you'll be near Provincetown where there is a lot more to see than the Pilgrim Monument. (If you want to see Pilgrim things, you'd go to Plymouth (on the way to the Cape) and see the Mayflower II and museum.)

Then onto Portsmouth NH (which is very expensive but lots of good places to eat and nice beach scenery nearby.) That takes you right up to Maine.

If you tell us what types of things you want to see or do, people could probably offer better suggestions.
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:00 PM
 
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NYC to RI seems like a long drive for someone who says they are afraid of getting sick or overly tired from driving.

This is just me--but I would probably drive from NYC to the Boston area, then to the Cape.

Is this suggestion based on preference or driving time?

If driving time, it takes longer to go from NYC to Boston than it does to go from NYC to either Providence or Newport.

The driving time from Boston, Providence, or Newport to Provincetown is pretty much the same.
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:23 PM
 
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I would drive to RI (either Prov or Newport, depends on what you're looking to do) skip Hyannis. The Cape is too crowded this time of year. Better to spend an extra night in RI. You can even stay in Providence and take a ferry to Newport.Then drive to Boston, take a ferry to Ptown and back. Then head up to Main. Far less driving this way.
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:43 PM
 
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I would drive to RI (either Prov or Newport, depends on what you're looking to do) skip Hyannis. The Cape is too crowded this time of year. Better to spend an extra night in RI. You can even stay in Providence and take a ferry to Newport.Then drive to Boston, take a ferry to Ptown and back. Then head up to Main. Far less driving this way.
That's a good idea. We still don't know what their interests are but the Cape is very crowded in summer.

The ferry to Ptown is a good idea--at least they'd get to see a tiny bit of the Cape and to have some fun in Ptown. Then drive up to NH and Maine.
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:47 PM
 
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NYC to RI seems like a long drive for someone who says they are afraid of getting sick or overly tired from driving.

This is just me--but I would probably drive from NYC to the Boston area, then to the Cape. But the Cape will be crowded at this time of year. Maybe Hyannis, then perhaps the National Seashore for scenery and the beach, then you'll be near Provincetown where there is a lot more to see than the Pilgrim Monument. (If you want to see Pilgrim things, you'd go to Plymouth (on the way to the Cape) and see the Mayflower II and museum.)

Then onto Portsmouth NH (which is very expensive but lots of good places to eat and nice beach scenery nearby.) That takes you right up to Maine.

If you tell us why types of things you want to see or do, people could probably offer better suggestions.
Thanks a lot. Yes, we were thinking about Plymouth.

For Portsmouth, we'll spend a couple of hours there before heading to Maine.

Now... I don't agree that I should drive from NYC to Boston. I believe it would be better to drive from NYC to Providence RI, then stay the night there (Day one).

Day two: Providence to Plymouth, then to Boston to spend the night.

Day three: Boston to Portsmouth then to Maine where (Day 3 and 4 and 5 will be in Maine to relax...).

So half of day three will be spent in Portsmouth... then to Maine, we've no idea where to stay in Maine, we Ogunquit because of its proximity to NH on our way up or Portland... we need to relax on the beach...



Day six: heading back to Boston because we have an early Morning flight on Day seven.


We like: historic downtowns... good beaches and restaurants... we also like trendy coffee shops...

History History History: I am a big fan of the American History (mainly the history of the American independence... don't count Boston because we walked the freedom trail before...).

Plymouth for Mayflower. A question, Mayflower I landed in Provincetown, right?


Thanks for your comment.
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:48 PM
 
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I would drive to RI (either Prov or Newport, depends on what you're looking to do) skip Hyannis. The Cape is too crowded this time of year. Better to spend an extra night in RI. You can even stay in Providence and take a ferry to Newport.Then drive to Boston, take a ferry to Ptown and back. Then head up to Main. Far less driving this way.
We're thinking about taking the ferry from Boston to Provincetown.

Providence or Newport? Here is the question.
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:08 PM
 
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We're thinking about taking the ferry from Boston to Provincetown.

Providence or Newport? Here is the question.
I would pick Newport, but that's my preference - others will differ.

Yes, the Mayflower did originally land in Provincetown, but the Pilgrims soon realized that the soil on the Cape wasn't going to be good enough for farming. They followed the coast and found Plymouth.
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:13 PM
 
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We're thinking about taking the ferry from Boston to Provincetown.

Providence or Newport? Here is the question.
I'd pick Newport, but the history there is more 19th Century than 18th Century.
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:14 PM
 
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I'd go with Newport also.
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