New York + Atlanta + Summer + What to wear??

Feb 2nd, 2011, 12:58 PM
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One last piece of advice about your shoes - make sure at least one pair has been "broken in" before your trip. IMO it's a mistake to buy cute new shoes just before a trip to NYC - especially if you don't do a lot of walking at home. You'll want at least one pair that you KNOW are comfortable. I splurged on a pair of Mephisto sandals with cork soles for a trip to Paris a few years ago and I wore them every single day at home (Atlanta) during the summer. Super comfortable if expensive. I've found a similar cork soled sandal that's less expensive from Bare Traps - although they last just about one season when the Mephistos keep on going
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Feb 2nd, 2011, 02:23 PM
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The women have given you good advice on what and what not to wear. Now I will give you some advice on how to get from NYC to Atlanta. Amtrak NE Regional from NYP (New York Penn station) to WAS (Washington DC) Spend at least 2 hours in DC before you get on the Amtrak Crescent. The Crescent route goes all the way to New Orlesns (the Crescent City).
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Feb 2nd, 2011, 03:28 PM
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I highly reco flying versus train.

Amtrak south of DC is VERY unreliable. One of my uncles took it fairly frequently to visit family in VA and it was from 1.5 to 4 hours late - in that short distance. Flying will be much faster and cheaper if you shop around).
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Feb 2nd, 2011, 03:47 PM
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I concur. I like driving, but that's me.
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Feb 2nd, 2011, 03:51 PM
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That train ride is miserable. It stops a gazillion times during the night ride. I usually can sleep anywhere and anytime - but not on that train. I'd always wanted to go on a scenic train ride and had heard about the Southern Crescent all of my life. Not much to see at night.

"In its present-day form, the southbound Crescent leaves New York in mid-afternoon and Washington DC in the early evening, passing through the Carolinas overnight for arrival at breakfast-time in Atlanta, lunch-time in Birmingham, and early evening at New Orleans."

I just checked and the rate for a roundtrip is just under $300 for the dates I selected. It's just under 18 hours each way from Atlanta to New York's Penn station on the Crescent. If plane tix are sky high, then maybe the train would be an alternative for cost savings. Otherwise, I'd fly.
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Feb 2nd, 2011, 06:41 PM
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Steff, you're right: No heels to walk about in NYC. If you want them for a night out, throw them in your purse and change out of your comfy sandals when you arrive at the restaurant, club, show, wherever.
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