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post Jul 19 2009, 10:46 AM
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Hey guys...
I need some information on good hostels (and prices) and any kind of sights between NY and the Florida Keys.. A friend and I are roadtrippin down from NY to Miami and the Keys in March..
Any kind of information is helpful!
Thanks
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post Jul 19 2009, 03:29 PM
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QUOTE(allover @ Jul 19 2009, 11:46 AM) *

Hey guys...
I need some information on good hostels (and prices) and any kind of sights between NY and the Florida Keys.. A friend and I are roadtrippin down from NY to Miami and the Keys in March..
Any kind of information is helpful!
Thanks


We have traveled from Niagara Falls, Canada to Key West by car beautiful driving experience. F.Y.I. we found a good way to pick a place to stay for the night is when you cross into the state that you might be staying in is to go to the welcome/info centres to check out all accommodations along the route that you will be traveling. We have found that quite a few motels have discount coupons in the travelers guides as well as if you have a CAA/AAA card you could get the coupon price and the card discount for a motel room.
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QUOTE(marian55 @ Jul 19 2009, 03:29 PM) *


We have traveled from Niagara Falls, Canada to Key West by car beautiful driving experience. F.Y.I. we found a good way to pick a place to stay for the night is when you cross into the state that you might be staying in is to go to the welcome/info centres to check out all accommodations along the route that you will be traveling. We have found that quite a few motels have discount coupons in the travelers guides as well as if you have a CAA/AAA card you could get the coupon price and the card discount for a motel room.


I remember from when I went down Route 66 last year that motels give you a AAA discount even if you are not even a AAA member... Which was kinda cool...
I'm really excited for the driving as well, especially down at the Keys...
The thing is that we are trying to stay at hostels cause it's cheaper, and I don't think that they have information on hostels in the welcome centers do they?

Maybe I should plan a route and then check hostelworld to find some good ones on our way..

But if you have any more information on "must sees" let me know!
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We have traveled from Niagara Falls, Canada to Key West by car beautiful driving experience. F.Y.I. we found a good way to pick a place to stay for the night is when you cross into the state that you might be staying in is to go to the welcome/info centres to check out all accommodations along the route that you will be traveling. We have found that quite a few motels have discount coupons in the travelers guides as well as if you have a CAA/AAA card you could get the coupon price and the card discount for a motel room.


I remember from when I went down Route 66 last year that motels give you a AAA discount even if you are not even a AAA member... Which was kinda cool...
I'm really excited for the driving as well, especially down at the Keys...
The thing is that we are trying to stay at hostels cause it's cheaper, and I don't think that they have information on hostels in the welcome centers do they?

Maybe I should plan a route and then check hostelworld to find some good ones on our way..

But if you have any more information on "must sees" let me know!


Your route that takes you to Philadelphia in Pennsylvania should also include a stop at the Hershey Chocolate Factory (half-way between Harrisburg and Lancaster) in Penn. The simulated tour is so no contaminants get into the chocolate in the actual factory.
Baltimore is a good stop if you like trains, I would check out The Baltimore&Ohio Railroad Museum

I wouldn't drive on I-95 anytime close to rush hour between Baltimore--to--Washington D.C.

When in Washington D.C. the Smithsonian's are a must see, so many to pick, I wouldn't go to all of them. The city has a lot of memorials/statues for all to see.
In Virginia on your way to the beach, you have to check out Busch-Gardens in Williamsburg. There is the colonial town of Williamsburg and an amusement park that has a very European styling (beer-gardens, oom-pah-pah-bands, etc.). I liked it better than the one in Florida.
Just at the border welcome centre for Florida, you stop for your free taste of grapefruit and orange juice while you check the state accommodations. Then you can continue on to Daytona. One place to see is the Daytona Racetrack/Hall of fame complex, then end at the beach.
Cape Canaveral Space Center is a must see, with the free outdoor rocket museum, and if your interested the tour of the whole complex (even the actual shuttle launch pad).
In Miami check out the art-deco around South Beach.
If you don't mind swimming with Dolphins, you can on Marathon Key, at an Aquatic Rehabilitation Center.
Finally at the end of U.S.A., Key West is practically 60 miles from Cuba at the pylon marker
and I liked the glass-bottom boat tour for watching under-water activity.
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post Aug 8 2009, 10:01 AM
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Those are nice sights, I especially like the swimming with dolphins one...
Do you know how much this is going to be?

But I just looked at the map, what is landscape wise nicer, the way from philadelphia to Virginia Beach using I95 or not even going to Baltimore and Washington using I13?

I will definatly take a look at the race track, I own a E30 BMW M3 with an M5 engine myself so I'm a little racer as well devil.png

I'm not that much into chocolate, I rather have some good burgers biggrin.gif

Cape Canaveral will be definatly on our route!
Do you know how much the tour is going to be?

Glassbottom boat sounds nice as well!

Would you rather go down south on the east side or the west side on the Gulf of Mexico?
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allover   From NY to the Keys   Jul 19 2009, 10:46 AM
azreal   If your staying in Hostels... you may as well just...   Jul 21 2009, 04:27 PM
marian55   Those are nice sights, I especially like the swim...   Aug 8 2009, 06:53 PM
allover   Well I don't think you can camp wherever you w...   Jul 22 2009, 04:11 AM
mmbcross   Check my website for things to see and do in Miami...   Jul 22 2009, 10:00 AM
azreal   of course... you can camp wherever you please... h...   Jul 22 2009, 11:02 AM
allover   Hey there.. So I kinda planned a route that we ar...   Aug 5 2009, 09:23 AM
mmbcross   Hi Allover, Admission to Everglades National Park...   Aug 5 2009, 02:40 PM
huckabmm   As someone who has done this route a fair amount I...   Aug 5 2009, 07:40 PM
allover   Hey guys, so I just kinda thought about this route...   Aug 6 2009, 02:48 PM
mmbcross   General admission is US$ 38.00, plus additio...   Aug 8 2009, 09:07 PM
allover   Thanks everyone for your help.. We had to cancel ...   Nov 5 2009, 10:53 AM
huckabmm   Thanks everyone for your help.. We had to cancel...   Nov 5 2009, 11:44 AM
skylab   Don't give up! You can do it for sure. :) ...   Nov 5 2009, 11:47 AM


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