Originally Posted by GGC
Do not do the gwb!! Not a good place for any vehicle.
Agree - it's not so much the GWB itself, but the approaches to it, southbound. There's no easy way to get from where you are to the bridge. Once OVER the bridge into Jersey, it's no big deal - but the Cross Bronx or other upper Manhattan routes are not fun at all.
As suggested, take the Zee and just follow the signs to the GSP. The northern parts of the parkway can get a bit hectic, depending on time of day and all, but each mile you get south will improve the trip. Once down past my favorite GSP Rest Area, good old "Cheesequake", you'll be fine. The differences between the area around Jersey City, and the area around Toms River are night and day.
Headed for Cape May, or the ferry?