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Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:04 AM

Travel Advice Sought

Driving up to Maine in a few weeks and need a place to stop and waste a day.

Thinking of Bridgeport or New Haven in Connecticut

or Newport, RI

Any suggestions? We like good food and brewing scenes, historic places, things to see, etc.

What say you DU?

PS, thought of posting this into one of the places forum, but they don't have a New England group.
PPS, yes, I've heard of Boston.

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FSogol Aug 2017 OP
Raven Aug 2017 #1
Sanity Claws Aug 2017 #2
greatauntoftriplets Aug 2017 #3
jberryhill Aug 2017 #4
DFW Aug 2017 #5
FSogol Aug 2017 #6
DFW Aug 2017 #7
flotsam Aug 2017 #8
hack89 Aug 2017 #9
left-of-center2012 Aug 2017 #10
SecularMotion Aug 2017 #11

Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:12 AM

1. I would visit Newport. Lots of things to see, good restaurants, great bars. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:17 AM

2. Mystic, CT

It's a nice stopover whether you are a bunch of adults or traveling with kids.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 09:17 AM

3. I may be a Midwesterner, but...

I highly recommend Newport. I think it has all the elements that you want, certainly the history. A second suggestion would be Mystic, CT, home of the Mystic Seaport.

Have a wonderful time.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 10:02 AM

4. Hands down, Stamford CT

 


Just get your free tickets ahead of time:

http://www.jerryspringertv.com/tickets

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 10:59 AM

5. You didn't say what your starting point is

It makes a difference if you're starting in Georgia or Maryland.

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Response to DFW (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 11:07 AM

6. I'm in Northern VA. I'm stopping somewhere in the range I listed, give or take. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 11:18 AM

7. If you can stay awake long enough, then,

I'd go with Newport, R.I., but it's a hell of a ways there from Falls Church, or wherever you are.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 11:28 AM

8. Portsmouth NH

A bit of a stretch but well worth it in terms of your desires:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g46209-Activities-Portsmouth_New_Hampshire.html

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 11:29 AM

9. Newport hands down. nt

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 12:14 PM

10. Google say ...

Let's say you are driving from Falls Church, VA to Portland, ME.
Google says that's ten hours driving time via I-95N -- > 552 miles.

Let's say you want to divide the driving time in half, for a two day trip.
That comes to five hours per day (276 miles).

A 276 mile drive from Falls Church brings you into southwestern CT.

So my answer is Mystic Seaport, CT. It's a little over half way, but stopping sooner brings you closer to New York City.

https://www.mysticseaport.org/visit/plan-your-visit/

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Aug 25, 2017, 12:54 PM

11. I recommend Newport RI

 

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