Sunday, September 6, 2020

Highway Guide: New York to Virginia

Driving US 1 through New York City won't take much of your gas, but it might take a great deal of time in the City's stop and go traffic. You will only be in New York for about twenty miles; as soon as you cross the Hudson River on the George Washington Bridge, you are in New Jersey.

You should have spectacular views of New York City from the George Washington Bridge as well as from Fort Lee, New Jersey.

US 1 joins US 9 in Ft. Lee through Newark and Elizabeth, before separating in Iselin, where US 1 goes straight south, and inland, to New Brunswick and down to Trenton. After crossing the Pennsylvania River, you are in Morrisville, Pennsylvania.

US 1 continues south through many miles of Pennsylvania to Maryland, bypassing Delaware by only a few miles. US Route 1 goes right through Baltimore and leads right into Washington D.C., very close to the Capital Building.

If you don't like interstate driving, this would be a good alternative to get into the City. As you cross the Potomac River in Washington, you will come into Arlington, Virginia.

Staying parallel to I-95, US Route 1 will take you through Fredericksburg and Richmond, before splitting off to parallel I-85 in Petersburg to the border of North Carolina.

If you'd like to take a spectacular side trip, take I-64 from Richmond out to Norfolk and Newport News. Virginia Beach offers spectacular beaches and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge can be exciting for its length and that there is a tunnel as well as a bridge.