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We are a family of 5 Mum, Dad 18, 14, 13 staying 7days NYC

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We are a family of 5 Mum, Dad 18, 14, 13 staying 7days NYC

Please advise We are a family of 5 Dad, Mum, 18,14 &13. We are staying at Radio City Apartments for 7nights. What is the best way from JFK TO hotel and the best way to get around? Metro pass & NYC Pass? All suggestions welcome.Kim

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1. Re: We are a family of 5 Mum, Dad 18, 14, 13 staying 7days NYC

While I would normally advice to take a cab from JFK to your hotel, seeing as you are five, that won't work, as cabs can only take 5 people and that includes the driver. It is best you hire a car service like dial 7 or Carmel, which are quite popular and request for an SUV. There are a lot of threads on car services in this Forum. I can't be of much help as I use a cab from the airport and a corporate service to go to the airport. If you don't have too much baggage you can always take the train. Likewise a lot of thread on that here.

Best means of travel in the city, inexpensive, safe and efficient is the SUBWAY. EACH of you should buy a week pass for $29each for unlimited rides. You'll get your money's worth.

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2. Re: We are a family of 5 Mum, Dad 18, 14, 13 staying 7days NYC

There are mini van cabs that can take 5. I would probably go with a car service though. The cab will cost $65-70.

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We have used Dial 7 several times from JFK to Manhattan and found them to very reliable , Just dial #34 from the ground transportation desk in the arrivals hall after you have collected your luggage , tell them your terminal number and number of passengers, they will give you an exact meeting place at the front of the terminal and a car number , .

Subway is the easiest way to get around , a unlimited weekly pass each will get you onto the subway , buses and the Roosevelt Island tramway

www.rioc.com a great spot for some good views back into mid town Manhattan

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4. Re: We are a family of 5 Mum, Dad 18, 14, 13 staying 7days NYC

Back to your other question - definitely MetroCards -- identify what you really want to do before investing in Passes. I like the CityPass because it is good for 9 days and covers the Icons.

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