I am planning a relatively short visit to NYC with my 18 yr. old grand daughter. What is best airport to fly into? nice, inexpensive hotel that is located in safe area near transportation? Any suggestions?

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  1. Mamavalveeta03 wrote on :

    Just remember, LaGuardia is old, and so it’s not posh. And while JFK is nicer, it may be more expensive to fly into. Hotels? I don’t know.

  2. Sara Wald wrote on :

    Hi there —

    The airports are quite a bit away from the city (JFK and Laguardia). Like Amarnel suggested – if you fly into JFK you can take the Airtrain all the way into Manhattan for about $8 instead of paying a $50-$60 cab. There are plenty of hotels to choose from in Manhattan. I’d recommend doing that. Just allow yourself 45 minutes to an hour to get from JFK to Manhattan if you take the AirTrain.

    If you are set on staying near the airport – I’d suggest flying into LaGuardia and staying somewhere in Astoria, Queens. I believe there is a decent Fairfield Inn. It’s a hop, skip from LaGuardia. Astoria is a lively neighborhood with great Greek food and lots to do! It’s just a 25 minute subway ride into Manhattan.

    Hope this helps!

  3. Alexis Marnel wrote on :

    Okay so here we go.. even thought I live in NYC (ALL the way uptown) when I have alot of rehearsals/meetings in BWAY with early calls I stay very inexpensively at the chic Paramount Hotel (www.nycparamount.com) – the website of the hotel gives the best prices and it is chic, but comfortable and resembles a chic european hotel – and it’s right in the heart of bway. Peruse their website because they give tons of infofmation – really one of the best hotel websites. Now I don’t know where you are flying in from because sometimes there is a large monetary difference between flying into LaGuarda, or JFK, or Newark – so check that out first. BUT if you fly in from JFK you can take airtran -but if you haven’t been to the city- look at the website first to see if you will be comfortable doing that-http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-airtrain.html. Paramount has deals with shuttles which would be convenient and inexpensive. Please let me know when you will be coming and I can tell you what shows will be up and running or let me know what you are interested in doing. Once you tell me what you think your itinerary will be I’ll provide more info with places to eat. Paramount also has a breakfast deal which is a free breakfast but one of the best hotel breakfasts (or breakfast anywhere in the times square/bway area) and is a pleasant surprise!

    • Genett Holmes wrote on :

      Thank you so much. I will definitely get back with you as soon as we have a date firmed up.

    • Alexis Marnel wrote on :

      Looking forward to it. once you let me know what time of year and how many days I can give you a plethora of information. In the interim, look up deals for NYC on groupon.com and livingsocial.com ich also now have travel deals as well as their original interesting and money saving deals for restaurants, activies, shows. I also like http://www.citypass.com as they you can buy a pass to cultural events/museums at half the cost. I bought them when I took my nieces to Seattle and it was a money saver! Target gives free admissions to museums all over the NYC area and each day they offer free admission to a different musem. So your trip can be very exciting and inexpensive once you hone your interests. Looking forward to hearing about your interests so I can be of further assistance

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