June 26, 2008 7:21 AM Subscribe
Camping near NYC? How about Washington DC? As part of our road trip this summer, we will be headed east from California and making for the east coast.
posted by jvilter to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Ideally, what I'd like to find in both NY and DC is a set up similar to what we've used when traveling on the cheap up to San Francisco. That is, we have discovered a regional park at which we like to camp, south of Oakland. We set up there and then we drive the few miles into Castro Valley and take the train into the city. This saves us a ton of money, as you can imagine. If we can find a similar set up for this summer, we'll be able to spend more time visiting the cities, as we won't be blowing our entire budget on hotels in which we won't be spending much time anyway. We usually prefer state or national parks, but are not really picky as long as what we find will be safe and clean. Shower facilities would be nice, as we're doing this in August and it will be hot and sticky.