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Getting to Sparkill from LaGuardia and Manhattan day trip

by Celticmuse »

My husband and I, both mid sixties, will be travelling to Sparkill, NY to visit his aunts. We will be staying at their convent in Sparkill and are trying to decide between flying or driving from St Louis.  What is the best way to get to Sparkill from LaGuardia and then back to LaGuardia?  We would like to make a day trip into Manhattan. How "car friendly" is that part of the city?

Is it easy to navigate that part of the city via public transportation? Open to and appreciative of any and all imput including any points of interest you'd like to suggest. 

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RE: Getting to Sparkill from LaGuardia and Manhattan day trip

by poisonpen »

You will need a car to get to Sparkill, NY. You can opt to rent a car from LaGuardia and then drive to Sparkill. Public transportation will take longer.  I have heard of people driving from Saint Louis but they drove at odd hours to reduce traffic time into the metropolitan area. It was quite a long drive though.

If you do decide to travel into the city, you can opt to drive in or you can take the Rockland Coaches that run along Route 9W into the GW bus station and from there, you can take the subway into midtown or other neighborhoods in the city.

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RE: Getting to Sparkill from LaGuardia and Manhattan day trip

by poisonpen »

You can also take the Rockland Coaches (Route 9W) to Port Authority bus terminal which is more central to the tourist sites.

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RE: Getting to Sparkill from LaGuardia and Manhattan day trip

by Celticmuse »

Thanks for your response, which I've filed away for our next trip there.  We ended up driving and it was actually not bad. It took two days with an overnight hotel at the midpoint both ways and having a car allowed us an fun drive to Yale to see a friend there and too take our aunts out to a nice dinner and on some errands. We had some trouble coming back via PA as the signage for the toll way is rather obutuse and so we had to jump through some hoops to get the toll reduced to the amount we actually owe LOL. 

Next time we'll try it via air and your suggestion of a rental car.


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