Travel Q&A: Short Honeymoon B&B Options; How to Avoid Parking in New York
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Q. My fiancee and I are planning a short three-day honeymoon following our January wedding in Philadelphia. We're planning a larger trip to Europe later, so are just looking for something local and charming (preferably with our own fireplace). We're thinking of a New England bed-and-breakfast. Any suggestions?
Tim Schmidt, Washington
A. For a winter trip, you can't get much more romantic than a snug B&B with your own fireplace. Online directories such as BnBFinder.com (http:/
-- Captain Lord Mansion in Kennebunkport, Maine (800-522-3141, http:/
-- Sugar Hill Inn in Sugar Hill, N.H. (800-548-4748, http:/
-- Rabbit Hill Inn, Lower Waterford, Vt. (800-762-8669, http:/
We will travel to New York City for a cruise to New England and Canada. Other than driving to New York and parking the car there for $30 a day, are there other alternatives?
M. Chien, Potomac
If you're set on driving, parking at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal at 12th Avenue and West 55th Street in Midtown is the most convenient way to go. But it's expensive, at $30 a day ($300 for 10- to 30-day cruises). Info: 212-641-4454, http:/
Commercial lots near the pier may be cheaper. According to the Web site for Icon Parking (http:/
Another option: Rent a car in Washington, drop it off in Manhattan and take a cab or the subway to the port. Avis, for example, charges about $150 to pick up a car in Washington and return it in Manhattan the same day.
Finally, you could take the train or bus to Manhattan, then a cab or subway to the port. Amtrak has a promotional fare of $49 each way from Washington to New York's Penn Station, with restrictions, valid for travel through Dec. 16. Discount buses such as Bolt Bus (http:/
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