- By Kevin
- On Apr 24, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
What About The Transportation In The US East Coast? As you're planning a trip to the East Coast, the question you must be care about. And some things about the main spots in east coast such as the New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Miami, Niagara Falls, and so on... Let's talk about these travel line and some useful ditail things you may meet there.
I live in Washington DC, East Coast. There's a huge amount of free stuff - all the Smithsonian is free and there are lots of free concerts etc. Check the Washington Post's thursday 'weekend' section online when you come - you can specify free. You'll be amazed at what's out there. In my old home I used to host b&b. This might be a good option for you, especially as the hosts usually are very helpful. I did this through airbnb.com and roomorama.com. The host would probably let you put things in the fridge and do some basic cooking, I know I did!
All the cities you mention have good public transportation.
You can eat really cheaply and healthily in the US. Food here is much less expensive than in the UK - both at the supermarket and eating out. Yes, these are expensive cities for the US - but the food is still cheaper than the UK. You might also look into staying at 'suites' where you have a small kitchen - literally a fridge, cooker, sink, microwave. That way you can go to the store. Do not stay anywhere without air conditioning - as others have said, it will be hot. Even if you eat out, it will be cheaper than in the UK and also you can find cheap options in immigrant parts of town that are healthy and not chain/fast food. I'm talking $5-$10 for rice and beans and chicken - a healthy, solid meal. I'm sure you can scout out these places.
The cheap buses are a great way to get around. Don't take the chinatown bus, it has a terrible safety record. There are loads of bus companies that go between Bos/NY/DC and some that also do Philadelphia.
Don't forget to look into greyhound. I've taken them between DC and NY. They are very safe and have dropped their prices because of the competition. US cities are fine - you'll be safe. Just know where the bad neighbourhoods are, as they really are dangerous. More-or-less anywhere you'd stumble around will be perfectly safe. As a European you won't be worried.