I'm having trouble wrapping my brain around this upcoming trip and am hoping for some advice. There's going to be so much trying to get from Point A to B to C that I can't think straight anymore! I'm (Mom) taking my high school daughter on a couple of college visits: she is touring Columbia Univ on Mon. Feb 24th. and then follows a student/spends the day at Univ. of Penn on Tues. Feb 25th. I've got us on flights coming from Nebraska to LaGuardia on Sunday, Feb 23 (get in around 1:00 PM) then we will do some site-seeing (we have been to NYC before but it's been awhile) and I booked us into the Nylo hotel through their college arrangement with Columbia. I have tried to figure it out but am still not set on transportation for these events (LGA to Manhattan via M60, Q70 or Q48 bus?) When we were in NYC before we got pretty good with buses and subways and went all over on them, but how quickly one forgets how to manage these when living in Nebraska!
Monday early evening after our Columbia tour I figured we should head to Philly (greyhound bus?, megabus?) and stay at the La Reserve B&B there as she has to be at UPenn by 8:00 AM Tues. morning. When finished there I thought we'd head back to NYC that same day, early evening (via Greyhound bus? megabus? thoughts?) as our flight back home via LGA is already Wed. at 8:30 AM. I've booked us in two places that night.....hoping for advice on this: Best Western Plaza in Long Island City (supposed to be 5 min. from LGA?) and Asiatic Hotel Flushing. Any input on how to manage all the travel aspects of this would be greatly appreciated. Of course we, like many people, are on a budget, so I already figured we wouldn't do the Amtrak between NYC & Phil. even though it'd be a bit quicker. Also, I know taxi's would reduce stress and headaches, but I assume would be quite costly (we're not taxi savvy here in Nebraska!) Thanks in advance for any help you can offer! And I did look in the FAQ and info pages here first before posting.