Visiting NYC in a few Weeks

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    you couldn't pay me enough to go to NYC again

    I went once. it stunk, it was loud and impossible to get any any sleep and the people were all assholes

    so have fun
     
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    I've been to Niagara Falls many times. Yes, you want to go to the Canadian side, so you need your passport. If you go in Spring/Summer/Fall, the parks are lovely. The Canadians know how to do things up right. There are a bazillion tourist shops and attractions and is fun for a day trip. We usually bought some sandwiches and ate at one of the parks, which are beautifully maintained. The falls itself is quite a ways from the side of the river where you view it. I mean, you can certainly see it, but you'll not be close enough to feel the drama. Therefore, it is absolutely worth it to take the Maid of the Mist, the boat that takes you right up to the falls and behind it. I LOVED it, went right up to the rail on the front of the boat, like a dog with its head out the window on a Sunday drive. They will give you a rain slicker and make sure you button it up tight or you will be walking around in wet clothes for a few hours afterwards. It is worth it. You can always put a dry shirt in the car if you're super prepared.
    There is a way to walk down by a minor falls to the side of the Falls, called Bridal Veil falls, which is entered from the American side on Goat Island, if I remember correctly. I've never been down it myself.
    Just pointing out, though, that Niagara Falls is about as far from the Hudson Valley as you can get and still be in New York State. A good five hour drive, anyway. Just warning you.
     
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    Did you ever have Concord grape pie while in the Finger Lakes region? It's horrid, but it's part of the experience.
     
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    No...but I did drink quite a bit of wine
     
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    I'd like to see the 9/11 memorial and eat at Pete Luger, but I hear reservations are nearly impossible to get.
     
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    Sounds like USMB and you visit here! :2up:
     
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    The Taconic is more scenic, and also more dangerous, lots of sharp curves. It's also the route to take if you want to be east of the Hudson.

    I-87 is the express route west of the Hudson, it also has rest areas if you don't feel like playing "find the bathroom" on the smaller highways.

    Some people also use 684 east of the hudson to go north/south, but it ends at 84.

    never really driven 9, but it's probably a really really local road.
     
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    Rte 9 has traffic lights about every mile
     
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    Figured as much.
     
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    I can turn off my computer to shut you people up

    Can't do that in the Rotten Apple
     

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