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Old 01-10-2015, 06:23 AM
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I am planning a trip to New York for Spring Break. We have never been before so I am not sure what is the best way to get around when we get there. Does anyone know the ins and outs of NYC? I need help!


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Old 01-10-2015, 06:40 AM
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We just used the subways to get around while there. We only used a taxi to get to and from hotel/airport.

I went over spring break with my mom as a college graduation gift.
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:28 AM
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Walk! Seriously, NY is made for walking. Especially if you stay at a central location, such as Midtown. To save money, you can stay out of town, over the river, and easily take the PATH or NJ Transit in. (Buses come into Port Authority, which is a good central location, and most NJ trains go into Penn, also pretty central).

You can use the subway, too. Taxis are expensive and if you are in an area with traffic or during the rush hours, especially, even more so AND it would've been faster to walk!

Just walk fast (NYers are much nicer than people make out, but the pace of the city is fast!).

I would also take one of the double-decker bus tours to get the general lay of the land soon after arriving. NY is basically a grid, so with a map, very easy to get around.
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:48 AM
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Walk and subway. I was a little nervous about the subway, but it was great! We felt very safe. We stayed in Hell's Kitchen and took the subway to the Village and to a Yankees game. That was fun! And crowded. And VERY friendly. I second the suggestion about the bus tour. It really gave us a sense of the city and brought us to places we would not have seen otherwise. The best ones are the hop on hop off tours. Have fun!
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Another vote for walk!
Old 01-10-2015, 08:56 AM
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It's really a well organized city. The street numbers are logical and it seemed so easy...and it was my first time.


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Old 01-10-2015, 09:14 AM
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You can get a transit pass for a week. Use the subway and walk.

We used this City Pass the last time we were in New York. It's very useful and you can use it for whatever strikes your fancy. We used it for the art museums (fabulous), Central Park bike tour (great!),

Check the weather carefully before you go. Last year, it was cold cold cold at Spring Break. Have a great time!
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Old 01-10-2015, 04:19 PM
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I am afraid it will be cold when we go because our break is early. We will bundle up and walk. We were planning on using a taxi from the airport only and want to do a bus tour at least one day. Thanks for your help any other advice is appreciated. What about reasonable food and restaurants? I am going with my daughter and 11 year old granddaughter.
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Old 01-10-2015, 05:56 PM
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don't eat in places in Times Square...they are quite pricey and touristy. Go a few blocks over....I think it was 9th or 10th ave just on the other side of the theater district (Hell's Kitchen).....and there were lots of restaurants from lots of different nationalities and some are just very casual where you order at a counter and take it to a table.
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Old 01-13-2015, 07:40 PM
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I am so excited! Thanks for your help!
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