This trip is a little different than my previous road trips. I'm buying a car at a dealership in Long Island, NY and driving it back home to Kentucky with a friend of mine. We are flying in, and then driving back.
My big question is what is the best route out of / bypassing NYC?
I have two options laid out right now, the first is crossing GW Bridge (hopefully around 1-2pm) and over to the NJ Turnpike.
The second route, which I am leaning towards, is to head north from Long Island and take 287 across the Tappan Zee bridge and into New Jersey that way. On paper this seems to add about 45 mins, but I wonder if it wouldn't be quite a bit faster traffic-wise.
I took a vacation in NYC in 2004, staying on 6th avenue, and drove around in Manhattan. Driving in Manhattan was an experience, but not one I am looking to repeat anytime soon.
Any advice is appreciated.