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Feb 5, 2011 05:31 PM

Incoming ! - Boston to NYC - 'must stops' required !

Hey all

Am likely to be travelling between Boston and NYC - possibly by road, most likely Amtrak in early June and wonder whether there are any great Chow places I must stop over , even if only for one night.

I am relaxed about cuisine and price but there must be compelling reasons to stop or my travelling companion will insist we fly between the two !

Ideally the stop over town should also have places of interest or stunning scenery too, since we are travelling from the UK. Max journey time between the two cities is two days.

All thoughts welcome, thanks in advance.

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  1. First, let me suggest that this thread is in the wrong forum, as very little time is spent in New York State when traveling from Boston to NYC. Second, while there is some very good chow between the two cities, it may not be worth an overnight; the drive is under four hours, so you can enjoy the chow on the way and still make it in less than a day.

    The best route for scenery and chow is the coastal route through coastal Rhode Island and Connecticut. The best chow on this route is pizza -- Bob & Timmy's in Providence and Frank Pepe's and Sally's in New Haven. In the warmer months, I'd also recommend a stop at Captain Scott's lobster shack in New London.

    So I recommend that you rent a car in Boston, have lunch at Bob & Timmy's, meander down the coast to New Haven, and then have dinner at Frank Pepe's or Sally's before continuing onto NYC.

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    1. re: Blumie

      Blumie, Right you are! Willowan, Do what Blumie said!