whoson1st0
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June 17th, 2013 at 12:19:20 PM permalink
I'm going to be taking a quick weekend trip up to the Connecticut casinos from Philadelphia and had a couple questions.

1. Am I better off leaving Friday night after rush hour (say leave Philly area around 7pm), or leaving Saturday morning (say leave around 8am)? I'm concerned about traffic thru the city and when getting into Conn.

2. Does anyone have any suggestions for an affordable hotel in the area? I'd prefer not to go north of the casinos, as I also want to eat at Abbot's Lobster-in-the-rough, which is about 30 mins south.

Thanks!
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June 17th, 2013 at 12:52:17 PM permalink
I assume "the city" you're referring to is NYC. First of all, avoid the city all together. Take 95 / NJ Tpke to GSP to NY Thruway to Tappan Zee Bridge and finally rejoin 95 near the CT border.

No suggestions on the hotel.
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June 17th, 2013 at 12:57:17 PM permalink
The routing suggested is probably the best one -- avoid NYC -- go through North New Jersey and turn right over the TPZ. Even if you left PHL at 2pm you'd be alright.
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June 17th, 2013 at 12:57:37 PM permalink
I've never had a bad experience using Priceline to find a hotel in this area. It's a pretty reliable way to find very good hotels for about half price (still $80-110).

The Econolodge in Mystic is the nicest Econolodge I've ever stayed in. That'd be more like $60/night. It's nowhere near as "nice" as the places you can Priceline for $90, but it's definitely worth $60.
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June 17th, 2013 at 12:58:48 PM permalink
And check out the Mystic Zoo and Seaport while you're there...
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June 17th, 2013 at 2:33:47 PM permalink
No matter which bridge you choose it's a crap shoot. I drive into NYC often as well as AC every couple of months and I've had clear sailing and traffic jams taking either bridge. Tune to radio station 1010 WINS for frequent and detailed traffic reports. Of course something could happen once you've committed to a bridge but it has helped.
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June 17th, 2013 at 4:55:27 PM permalink
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whoson1st0
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June 18th, 2013 at 6:09:29 AM permalink
Thank you everyone for your suggestions!!

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