Clarion Collection The Gem Hotel

449 West 36th Street, (Formerly Howard Johnson), New York City, New York, 10018, United States
The GEM Hotel Hudson Yards/Midtown West
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driving from new york to chicago

by cloed

hey , am thinking of driving from new york to greenbay/ Chicago, wondering if there is anything worthwhile to see enrouth , love windown shoping/places of interest - would anyone recomond this or would it be better just to fly -
thanks in advance

Let me understand your question

by PR-7

You are trying to decide between two options:

1) fly from NY to Chicago.
2) rent a car in NY, drive to Chicago, and drop it off there.

Am I correct?
If I am, Option (2) will be so expensive that it won't be worth doing.

That is, unless there is SOMETHING you hope to experience that would make the added expense worth it. Since you have given us no idea what YOU would consider "worthwhile," there is no way any of us can give a useful answer.

I won't be surprised, however, if some try. Unfortunately, they can only tell you what THEY would enjoy on such a journey, which may or may not have any relevance to what YOU would enjoy on such a journey. In order to give you the latter info, we'll have to know WHAT you're hoping to experience.

Re: driving from new york to chicago

by riorich55

Yes a little more details on what you like would help. Green Bay is about a 4 hour drive from Chicago. You can do lot's of window shopping on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

Re: driving from new york to chicago

by NYTim

The drive to Chicago, apart from parts of Pennsylvania is long and very boring -- 14 hours non-stop YEUCH.

Re: driving from new york to chicago

by nyceagle1633

Of course, driving Rt 80 from NYC to Chicago, especially through Pennsylvania is soooooooo boring. However, when you drive from Chicago, through Milwaukee to Green Bay..I liked it. I drove from Green Bay to Milwaukee once, stayed in Two Rivers for business. But the drive is along Lake Michigan and the little towns of Sheboygan (pop. 50,000), Manitowoc (pop. 34,000), and Two Rivers (pop. 13,000) can be used to get something to eat and relax and take a look at Lake Michigan. That's about it. I wish I had more time to drive to the tip (Door County) past Sturgeon Bay (pop. 10,000), but nearby towns of Appleton and Oshkosh are worth day trips from Green Bay. Appleton really has a cute downtown and is home of Houdini.

Travel Tips for New York City

Ride the Staten Island Ferry! ...

by TempNomad

Ride the Staten Island Ferry! Round trip to and from Staten Island is free, and taking a car costs $3 each way (I think!). You get a close up look of the Statue of Liberty, great photo opportunities of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Island, and a relaxing ride on the water. What more could you want?

For more info: www.siferry.com

If you want to leave SI right away, just go out the turnstile and then get back on the next ferry. If you want to stay, there is a bus to whisk you away. Bring a bus map!

Another history lesson

by Nathalie_B

Not always New Yorks's streets have been designed in straight lines. New York owes is current look to John Randall Jr. who put more than 10 years into his research before the streets and avenues were created. The maps drown by Randall in 1811 can be seen in the Public Library on 42nd street.
As during the project evaluation many buildings had to be removed and streets and roads paved, Randell was literally chased by many people. Especially, those were owners of the properties that had to be removed. However, John Randall Jr's future vision became today's New York City's reality.

Visit the WTC site

by shdw100

I am hesitant to mention this or put this picture on the web because I DO NOT want to appear as boasting. I had the chance to visit the WTC before September 11th. My favorite thing was going to the top of the WTC and viewing one of the greatest cities in the world and feeling like I was on top of the world!! It will be an irony of having a happy memory and also a sad feeling that I can never do that again and only remembering the tragic pictures that I have seen. I would encourage anyone who will visit NYC in the future to see the site where the magificent towers once stood.

GO UP TO THE TOP OF THE 'EMPIR...

by michaella

GO UP TO THE TOP OF THE 'EMPIR STATE BUILDING' AND SEE
WHERE YOU ARE...

TAKE THE FARRY TO 'ELISS ISLAND' AND CLIMB TO THE TOP OF STATUE. GETTING LOST FOR A HOLE DAY.....(TOOK ME TO THE MOST UNEXPECTABLE PLACES...)

Federal Hall National Memorial

by yooperprof

"Downtown" New York is awash in classical architecture. This "Federal Hall" is perhaps the most notable example of Greek Revival in the city. When it was built in the 1840s it was the US Customs House for NYC, but since 1955 it has served as a memorial to George Washington, who statue stands on the steps. In 1789, the New York City City Hall stood on this site, and it was here that Farmer George took the oath of office to be President of the United States. 28 Wall Street, N.E. corner of Nassau Street

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 Clarion Collection The Gem Hotel

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Address: 449 West 36th Street, (Formerly Howard Johnson), New York City, New York, 10018, United States