Post # 17
HAHAHA. My man always just laughs whenever I talk about the trip, so no doubt he will be thrilled too!!
I know nothing about the georgraphy either but I found and awesome website thy explains the downtown, midtown, and uptown aspects and what key things are where, so I will get it for you as soon as I go on my computer!!! It looked really great to me as were only going to have the 3.5 days!
I cannot wait to get this all booked!!! We still have to hold off a bit as I have to wait to hear the dates for a course I have to do next summer on the other side of the province to finish my special education degree…… So I am very impatiently waiting on that!!!
Thank you to the rest of the girls!
I cannot wait to check out your pinterest board!!!
Post # 18
I’ve researched flights and Newark is cheaper than La Guardia by about $80/person. Should I fly there and take a cab into NYC or public transportation? Is it a hassle to take public transportation with luggage? Would you pick a cheaper flight or closer distance? So confusing!
Post # 19
As a traveller (non NYC local) Newark airport is about half hour on NJ transit toPenn Station. Might cost 20 round trip. I never go from there so I cant comment on price. However, it may be hassle to deal with luggage on the train thru busy penn station then making your way to the hotel. And then back aagin but getting to manhattan from LGA isn’t exactly fun either.
Post # 20
When we went we flew into Newark and took the NJ Transit to Penn Station, like MASPA said. It was really simple and definitely cheaper than a cab, we didn’t have too big suitcases so we just put them under our seats. Honestly, I loved it, I love riding trains and it was cool to arrive in Penn Station! From Penn Station we took the subway to our hotel. It really truly wasn’t too bad!
Hope the Pinterest board is helpful ladies, I researched the heck out of NYC before going there because i am a big over-planner hahaha.
Post # 21
Yeah I mean its fine to go to Newark, it takes about an hour on the airtrain and NJ Transit to get to Penn (it says it takes less time but I’ve never seen the airtrain run faster than a snail’s pace). It will be hard if you have a lot of luggage, but there is plenty of room and if it isn’t rush hour it won’t be too bad.
In terms of geography, basically anywhere in Manhattan is pretty convenient for public transit, so I wouldn’t worry too much about that. Once you have a subway map, you will be fine. If you are really worried, I would look for something between 86th st and 14th street, and avoid anywhere in the 40’s and 50’s between 11th and 6th avenues. That will put you close to five or six subway lines.