Paraka (paraka) wrote,

Travel Plans

Hello Flist,

Question, specifically to the American's on my flist: Memorial Day weekend is coming up, how busy is traffic generally on that weekend?

I'm planning a trip to New York for that week and originally planned on flying in, however when I went to book my flight, I discovered that my passport expired last month. :-/ Cue panicking and early morning trips to the passport office (and much cursing of the new tighter boarder security). They agreed to expedite my passport renewal so I could still leave on the 28th as planned, however, I can only pick it up on the 26. I can't book my flight until I have my passport. And of the flights I was looking at, one of them has all ready been filled and the other ones are getting price hikes. I'm not sure if there's going to be anything available in my price range by the 26th, so I might end up driving down instead. However if traffic is going to be crazy for the long weekend, I might adjust my price range, or else adjust my driving route/schedule.

And, while we're on the topic, does anyone have any suggestions of fun things to do while in NYC? I've been once before, and did a lot of the typical touristy things that time, I was kind of hoping for something a bit different this time. Any suggestions would be awesome.
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