I always feel like new York is too busy for me and my kids and I just got it confirmed. It is really too busy for our calm life.
For about 2 hours Marcus kept driving around timesquare area trying to find a place to park so we can just walk around a bit. There are parking for it’s for truck loading and commercial cars. Also the parking decks charge ridiculous price like $30 an hour and with our Toyota tundra it’s considered over size car so we pay more like $60 an hour.
And we can park about 30min walk away and walk or we can take the bike taxi but they charge $3 a min per person….yeap…that’s what I telling you. And with our family of 6 that’s about $530 for about 30min ride…lol!!!
So in my opinion new York is best explored without a car or kids. Just you and a backpack and sneakers and a metro card.
So we tried that and it’s so much better and so easy to move around.
So I say in life nothing is impossible…you just have to find new ways or just ask or just allow your self to have options.
So we stayed with our friend in new Jersey.. so the cost for bus and train ride to and from Jersey to timesquare are is $3 bus ride from new Jersey to the JW bridge bus terminal and train from there is $2.75. So that a total of $11.50 round trip and you don’t have to worry about parking and also paying to cross over the bridge which is $15 just to cross the bridge. So overall it’s really nice to enjoy new York at a low cost.