I'm going to be in New York (travelling from the UK) in March for 2 weeks, i've sorted out my accomodation for the first week, but not done ...

I'm going to be in New York (travelling from the UK) in March for 2 weeks, i've sorted out my accomodation for the first week, but not done anything about the second week yet.

Is it worth travelling to a different part of the US that's nearby (by train)? Like, potentially visiting Philadelphia or Boston? I wanna try a Philly Cheesesteak but I dunno if there's much to do there outside of that.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You don't have to go to Philly to try a cheesesteak. There's places all over the US that serve them and no they're not any better in Philadelphia. You can go Independence Hall and see the place where the US as a country was basically created, along with the liberty bell. Other than that, no, its a shithole.
    Boston is pretty cool though.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Is it worth travelling to a different part of the US that's nearby (by train)? Like, potentially visiting Philadelphia or Boston?

    I haven't spent much time on the east coast but I'd probably pick Boston over Philly. Just as much history but I don't think the crime and open air drug use is quite as high as in Philadelphia.

    Otherwise, depending on what kind of tourism you're going for, I might even recommend going to Washington DC despite the fact that it's overwhelmingly black. There are plenty of world class museums there and if you enjoy history and science museums, D.C. is a great place. Plus there are all of the monuments and government buildings that are nice to see

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    March in Boston is fricking miserable and cold. Philly is always miserable. Go to DC and do all free museums.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Philly, Boston, and Washington D.C. are all worth visiting. Philly has proximity, good food, museums, and historical sites going for it, but it's also a place you need to be careful in after dark and/or outside the tourist areas. D.C. has some of the best museums ins the nation, and the entire National Mall is great. However, the city outside of that area is a shithole on par with, or even worse than, Philly. Boston is the one I have the least experience with. Seems like the safest and cleanest of the three with some cool historic sites, but I only spent one day there, so I'm not sure if there's enough to do for an extended stay.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Philly is fun to explore if you stay a night or two but if you just do a day trip you'll probably be disappointed.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If late March you can also see the cherry blossoms in DC

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like Philadelphia. It has a vibe. I'd probably say rent a car and drive around New England and upstate. Finger lake area is very nice.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yeah it is

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It depends what you're trying to do. I think it will take you a day just to get to Philly and Boston. When you get there, you might realize that anything you can do there, you could probably do in the New York and New Jersey area. Might as well just stick to those two places. They have Philly cheesesteaks in the New York and New Jersey area that are probably just as good.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Boston is a 1 hr flight away or 4 hr drive away and it's pretty nice. Kinda like a slowed down NYC. Philly is a no go for me, you see the history stuff in a day and gtfo. DC is really nice too, would recommend going there if you don't go to Boston.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I live in northern NJ and often go to NYC. I have some questions:

    1. Is Madame Tussauds' the museum with the wax replicas mostly of celebrities worth visiting? I have thought about going in the past but it seemed gaudy or kistch so I dismissed the notion. But recently while in Greece my uncle and some hotel receptionist told me to see a wax museum outside of Ioannina that I noped out on because it was too far away. And I thought I may as well go to Tussauds instead in NYC.

    If it is worth going what type of ticket? There are lots of different packages with extras. Is it like the Intrepid museum where just seeing the regular exhibit is so long that after that you don't want to see much else?

    2. How do I find out what standup comedians are visiting NYC or even nearby NJ? I recently saw Bill Burr in Newark and there are lots of other big time comedians I want to see if possible. I want to see if possible Louis C.K., Ali Wong, Daniel Tosh, Kevin Hart.

    3. Are there any tours or websites, or Google Map tours you can download to see where they filmed certain iconic movies or tv shows shot on location in NYC? I loved Seinfeld and I know it was mostly filmed in California but I think they at least filmed some of the external shots on location in NYC. Last year I tried to visit all the set locations from Home Alone 2 which I loved as a kid. But it was too late and so many of locations were destroyed or unrecognizable since the early 1990's when it was filmed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      > Is Madame Tussauds' the museum with the wax replicas mostly of celebrities worth visiting?

      Madame Tussauds is something you can find in every major tourist city. There's one in DC, Orlando, London, Vegas...if you are really into pop culture and taking selfies then I guess, but to me it's more of a tourist trap that is better if you had kids and time to spare. Definitely don't go to NYC just to do it.

      >If it is worth going what type of ticket?
      The extra stuff is more geared towards kids.

      >Is it like the Intrepid museum where just seeing the regular exhibit is so long
      You can zoom through in like an hour.

      >How do I find out what standup comedians are visiting NYC
      They all have websites. Just google their name and should come up and the tour dates and venues should be listed right there. Or look up a comedy club you want to check out and see who's performing tonight and do a quick youtube recon to see how funny they are. Sometimes i just wing it and want to have a stupid drunk laugh.

      >5.
      onlocationtours dot com and hit New York

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      For comedy you’d want to go the cellar in Greenwich village

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Philly is really grungy if you want to see the darkest parts of America, and it can be a day trip. I did a field trip there in high school and I saw a homeless guy smashing a car window and pissing on a guy passed out on the driver's seat. We did all the tourist stuff and it was interesting but sketchy.

    Never been to Boston so idk

    I live in DC and if you are coming in mid to late March, the whole city turns pink and white with cherry blossoms which lasts until April. Makes a cool backdrop to all the white marble neoclassical buildings of the nation's capital. Doing all the museums and monuments would take a couple days. The rest of DC is boring and soulless though, but has decent transit.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Trains in the US suck. Don't expect to get anywhere as fast as you would on a train in the UK. It's probably easier just to rent a car and drive.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      NY to Boston by train is likely to be faster than driving, especially if your destination is close to downtown. The Northeast Regional is cheap and about 4.5 hours. Driving between NY and Boston is shit, there's no good way to do it. Even if Google claims you can do it in 4 hours, you'll probably get stuck in traffic multiple times and be lucky to make it in 5.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would go to Boston, maybe rent a car and explore a bit if you have time. I love the coast north of Boston (between Salem and Newburyport) But it would be much better in the summer, not sure how much you would like it in March

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Also given the cherry blossoms and weather DC could be better. Don’t know about Philly. If summer or fall, maybe later spring, I would definitely say Boston

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >By train
    lol. Just take a helicopter service, they can take you all over new england very easily.

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