I am planning a visit to Virginia. Have a timeshare week at Williamsburg, beginning on a Sunday, but plan to travel from Washington DC down to the Newport News- Virginia Beach area on the Saturday. Need some help on deciding whether to pick up my hire car in Washington DC and drive myself down on Saturday morning (a solo driver aided by a Navman), or to get the train from DC to Newport News and pick up my car there. How far is the DC to Newport News journey and is it recommended for a single visitor to tackle. I am guessing I can get out of DC using the GPS system, without getting lost??
When I get to Newport News - should I stay there for Saturday night or carry on down to Virginia Beach. I like the idea of an evening at the Hilton or similar on the beach.
My main constraint is not to have to spend the whole day driving, particularly if the route from DC to Newport News is a big hassle, when using a train and then hiring a car may be easier and faster. I am a New Zealander and it is going to take a couple of days to familarise myself with driving on the opposite side of the road from home.
Any suggestions welcomed.
Thank you Kenyonkid