1. Baltimore to New York City by Rail
Enjoy a day in New York by taking the railroad... leave the tolls, gas and traffic problems at home while you relax aboard an Amtrak Regional train. Take a nap, read a book or watch a movie on the comfortable Amtrak seats or stop in at the Café Car as you speed into Pennsylvania Station, New York. With a mid morning arrival, its just a few blocks to pick up your included tickets for a memorable double-decker hop-on-hop-off tour of New York and Brooklyn. Pick from a variety of loop tours. Stay on the bus or hop off at the stop of your choice. There is something to do at nearly every stop. Museums, observatories, theaters, zoos, boat rides all are everlasting fun even if you've experienced them before. Children and adults will enjoy the famed WWII aircraft carrier, INTREPID, and its new space shuttle exhibits or experience the new One World Trade Center Observatory with a stop at the 9/11 Memorial Pool. A short walk from there is the American Indian Museum and Fraunces Tavern - which served as George Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War. Stop in front of the Stock Exchange and across the street at the historic Federal Hall built as a Customs House in 1842 but was the earlier site of George Washington's inauguration as the first President of the United States. With all this touring you'll be ready for a delicious meal at Senor Frog's. From Times Square it's just a few blocks to the original MACY's flagship store and maybe some souvenirs. With tired feet (but a huge smile) walk just 3 blocks to Pennsylvania Station for the return trip to Baltimore MD.