Okay minus one trip from JFK airport to the hotel, we did ride in a towncar. BUT, after that we exclusively rode the New York Subway system or walked.
Nope, not us.
Not one single taxi ride the whole time.
Sure on a 90 degree day in the summer it literally feels like you are walking into the depths of hell down two or 3 levels underground.
Sure it smells like pee, vomit, and other bodily fluids down there.
Sure you feel like you could be mugged at any minute.
Sure when you take it back to the airport with all your luggage you feel like you will fall down the stairs and die.
Sure falling into the tracks and getting plowed by the train goes through your mind.
Sure you hold your breath when your husband says, "we're under a river right now!"
BUT, did I mention cheap. And efficient.
We rode to Yankee Stadium on the Subway.
Hubby and DQ took it to the Brooklyn Bridge just before they walked across it.
They even TRANSFERRED from one line to another.
Pros I tell ya, we're pros.
Maps to help you find your way.
Even the cleaner and newer trains talk to you so you know where to get off.
We didn't drive or ride in a car for almost 5 full days.
That's big for these Californians!
Now I feel all fancy when I tell people, "oh sure, the E train takes you all the way to blabbity blah" and "if you transfer from the S to the R you'll be smack dab in hoobity hoo."
How do you get to JFK? Well you take the E to the Jamaica AirTrain goobledy goo.