I've done this route a few different ways, wanted some thoughts on whether to go I-84 to 287 and Rte 206 to 95 or would you go I-84 to 287 to 78 West and pick up I-476 in Allentown?
The second route looks a lot further, but the only other time we've taken Rte 206 was last April at night in really bad thunderstorms (tornado warnings the whole evening). Never made it above 45 mph after we got on Rte 287 that trip and it was a very difficult drive and hard to find our way on Rte 206 in the dark.
On our way back from that last trip we took Rte 95 North during the middle of the day figuring we would miss the traffic and I spent 3 hours on the GWB with the trailer. Never taking that route again, but there are few decent alternatives from what I see to get to the DC area. Also, I think I spent nearly $100 in tolls on the way back between the bridges and the NJ Turnpike.
When I head down to Mrytle beach I usually go the following route, 84 to 91, 95 to 287 over the Tapp bridge to NJ TP, 95 to 695 over the key bridge. I know alot of people don't like this route, but knock on wood it has not been a problem for us. This is the route I will be taking when I head down to Myrtle Beach end of March
We take the same route as Doug153 but go West on 695 instead of East toward the bridge. Have done both-really not much difference but it depends on where you are camping. It's longer but not nearly as painful as dealing with the GW.
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Thanks - I guess I'll give that a try. I can't think of a time I've crossed the GWB and ever made good time. With the trailer it was miserable and people kept trying to get between the truck and the trailer, not realizing they were attached! But I can deal with the NJTP if the traffic is not too bad.
We are going with a group and I think the plan is to leave on Sunday, but will be coming back on Friday.