I will be taking a trip in October to Florida to visit relatives. I am an older woman traveling alone on a limited budget. I would like to return to Minnesota via Washington DC and New York City but will not have the time or money to spend a great deal of time in either place. I have made plans so far to spend the weekend in Washington DC to take advantage of the weekend rates and going to New York on Sunday. My big question is do I want to go by Amtrak or Greyhound. It definitely seems as if Amtrak would be more comfortable even in coach which I would have to use but Greyhound would give me more flexibility as even though there are lots of trains between Washington and New York there is only one a day to Minneapolis that would allow me to get any sightseeing done and still not require me to stay overnight in New York.