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Destinations within 500 miles of NYC...?

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Destinations within 500 miles of NYC...?

Hi!

I'm starting to rack up a significant (well, to me anyway!) AA miles and if you stay within 500 miles, the trips are significantly cheaper to redeem.

What are some good spots within that radius that would be worth the flight and a good stay for maybe 5 days or so?

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1. Re: Destinations within 500 miles of NYC...?

Depends on the time of year. Portland or Bangor, Maine are great in the summer. Richmond, VA might be nice, but I would avoid in the summer.

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Boston; Philadelphia; Portland, Maine; Toronto (or Buffalo and rent a car); Washington, DC, Montreal, QC; Quebec, QC; maybe Charleston, SC; Nashville, maybe, Cleveland for the RnR Hall of Fame (and much more), Syracuse, for the Finger Lakes Region, Providence (for Cape Cod and Newport, RI). Really, just pick a place you like and see if it's cheap for you to go there.

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3. Re: Destinations within 500 miles of NYC...?

If you've never been, five-day destinations IMHO would be Montreal or Washington, DC. Boston four days tops. Other than a beach destination in summer, wouldn't consider anything else within 500 miles to be worth spending more than three full days.

I'm by no means an expert on airline miles--but if you're able to use them for hotel rooms, it may be smarter to do that on a trip to DC or Boston, and rely on train or bus to get there and back.

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4. Re: Destinations within 500 miles of NYC...?

What are your interests? Cities? Nature? Museums? Beach? ...

When are you thinking of going?

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5. Re: Destinations within 500 miles of NYC...?

Flights of less than 500 miles are often more of a pain than they are worth. No way I would fly to Boston or DC - when train is just and fast, so cheap and so much more comfortable. I would look at the far end - but do check where there are AA flights to for such a short distance. Agree I wold use for hotel rooms if possible.

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