Travel To New York City

Written by Amy Hall
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Depending on where you live, travel to New York City may be as easy as hopping in the car, or as complicated as taking two or three planes. Many people who live in the Northeast simply hop on a train to get to the city, as this eliminates the hassle of dealing with traffic and trying to find parking. Those who do drive often complain because they are forced to spend a great deal of money on overnight parking garage fees that can add up during the course of a weekend or entire week.

If you are coming from further away, you may want to check into flights. Many airlines carry specials from major cities to New York, especially during slower times. The holiday season is always a bustling tourist time for Manhattan, and flights may be somewhat higher during this time. If you know you want to visit the city during Christmas, it may make sense to book your flights as far in advance as possible to hold down the costs.

Travel within New York City

Once you are safely in the city, you have choices in terms of getting around the city. Of course, you could ride the subway system but many tourists feel intimidated to do so. If you are not comfortable riding the subway, you can opt for the public bus system as well. Taxis are always an option, but they can be tricky to flag down and they will be more expensive. Still, if you have a phobia for other forms of public transportation, the taxi could be ideal for you.

Many New Yorkers simply choose to walk wherever they need to go, even if that requires many city blocks. If you are in good shape and don't mind the exercise, walking can be a great solution to getting around the city. Just be careful that you watch oncoming cars, as they do not always yield to pedestrians.

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