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Old 07-12-2019, 11:03 AM   #1
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New York City day trips

Does anyone have recommendations on an RV Campground that would have convenient access to bus or commuter train service into NY City for a couple days of sightseeing. We will be on our way to Cape Cod and then Maine in mid August and would like to be able to go into NY City to see 9/11 memorial and some other sights.

We have been to NY several times in the past and flew in/out of La Guardia but this will be our first RV trip to that area.

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Old 07-12-2019, 11:29 AM   #2
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LIBERTY HARBOR RV PARK, right across from 911 on the Jersey side

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CROTON POINT Park Campground, up the Hudson river, but beautiful... catch an uber to the train or sub
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:10 PM   #3
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Battle Row campground at Bethpage is very nice but you better be comfortable driving in traffic. We had a taxi pick us up each day to catch the Long Island Rail at the Bethpage station for $11 one way. Cab company was at that station so we could wait inside if a cab wasnít immediately available.

The morning that we left we were on the road by 4:00am to get across the GW before rush hour.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:44 PM   #4
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We stayed at Croton Point for a week, rode train into NYC. Train station is just outside the park. Took about a hour to ride into Grand Central station. Nice park and plenty of shade. Skip
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:51 PM   #5
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We stayed in the Pocono’s at the Mountain Vista Campground (East Stroudsburg, PA) and took a bus to NYC for the day. The bus boarded a couple of miles from the campground (we got all the info from them) and it dropped us off at the Port Authority in NYC. From there, we went right outside to the GreyLine ticket area and picked up our pre-purchased tickets (online) for a hop on/hop off day double decker bus tour of NYC that also included a ferry boat to the Statue of Liberty. If I remember correctly, we boarded the bus around 7ish that morning and arrived in NYC around 8:30ish. We returned to the Port Authority that afternoon 5:30ish?) for our return ride “home”. As we’d never been there before, we thought the whole experience was fantastic and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to others.
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Old 07-13-2019, 01:55 PM   #6
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The wife & I were in Florida New York this past May. We stayed at Black Bear Campground (197 Wheeler Road - (845) 651-7717).

They have a bus trip/tour to New York City. View their website at https://blackbearcampground.com/ or call for details.

We did not take tour because we had been before.
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:17 PM   #7
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X2 on Liberty Harbor. Not much of a campground (just a parking lot at the marina), but is easy walk to train or ferry boat connection to Manhatten, the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island.
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:46 PM   #8
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We just stayed at the NewYorkCity/NorthNewburgh KOA and they offered guided tours that took you from the campground to the popular sites in the city and back. The website says a minimum of 14 adults but they told us at check-in that they would give the tour for a minimum of 4 adults. You could call and confirm.
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We just stayed at the NewYorkCity/NorthNewburgh KOA and they offered guided tours that took you from the campground to the popular sites in the city and back. The website says a minimum of 14 adults but they told us at check-in that they would give the tour for a minimum of 4 adults. You could call and confirm.
Dan,

Totally forgot about that KOA campground (Newburgh - listed as Plattekill, NY) Wife & I stopped there in April on our way to Georgia. The return trip we stopped at Black Bear Campground in Florida NY.

Check out KOA website at - https://koa.com/campgrounds/newburgh/
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Old 07-14-2019, 07:51 PM   #10
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We have never camped with an RV in the New York City area, but I grew up nearby. Whatever you do, do not miss taking the "Circle Line Tour" around the island of Manhattan. You will see more and learn more than you possibly could on any kind of sightseeing tour on land.
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