GETTING THERE

New York is about 230 miles from Washington up Interstate 95. Tickets on Megabus, Bolt Bus and other bus lines typically start at about $20 one way.

WHERE TO STAY

Chelsea Lodge

318 W. 20th St.

800-373-1116

www.chelsealodge.com

Rooms in the main inn, which include sinks and shower stalls but share a toilet room on each floor, start at $134 single, $144 double. Suites sleep up to four and are $229 double plus $15 for each additional guest.

WHERE TO EAT

Dirt Candy

212-228-7732

430 E. Ninth St.

www.dirtcandynyc.com

Vegetarian, with vegan options. Entrees from $17.

Kajitsu

414 E. Ninth St.

212-228-4873

www.kajitsunyc.com

Buddhist vegan cuisine in a tranquil setting. Eight-course menu $70; four courses $50.

Pure Food and Wine

54 Irving Pl.

212-477-1010

www.purefoodandwine.com

Raw, vegan cooking. Entrees from $19.

INFORMATION

Friends of Animals (www.friendsofanimals.org) publishes a vegan restaurant guide to several cities, including New York.