A Peaceful Vacation

A Peaceful Vacation

Taking a Bite out of the Big Apple? Don't Forget these Taxi Tips

by Avery Garrett

Many people flock to New York City every day to experience one of the more exciting places in the United States. While there may be taxis in the town you are originally from, the Big Apple has a few guidelines that are unique to their city. If you want to make sure to have all of the facts before attempting to get a taxi, read on for more information.

Take Advantage of Technology

There are several available apps for smartphones that allow patrons to be alerted when there is a taxi close by. Instead of standing in a crowd of people fighting to get the attention of a random taxi going by, you can find out the exact location and stand a little closer to the direction they are coming from.

The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission, which regulate taxis in the city, provides GPS data points from all over the city. This means that you shouldn't have a problem regardless of your exact location.

It's Impossible To Call a City Taxi

If you have ever taken a taxi such as Safety Taxi LLC in other cities, you know that it is as simple as picking up a phone and giving them a call. This is not the case in New York City. In order to secure a taxi, it is necessary for you to get out there and hail one. This can be very difficult, especially if you are leaving an event that had a large crowd or there is inclement weather outside.

If you are unfortunate enough to be in this predicament, you can call a car service.

There Are Several Surcharges

While most cities have taxis that charge extra for trips to the airport, New York City has several surcharges they implement. In addition to a $15 charge for going to the Newark Airport, there are surcharges added to fares for riders who get into a cab at night and during peak hours. If you plan to travel during those times, it would be a good idea to make sure there is a little extra change in your wallet.

New York City is different from many cities, especially since it is known as the "City That Never Sleeps." If you are planning a trip to the city, whether it is for business or pleasure and there is a possibility of you needing a taxi, do not forget all you have learned here.


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A Peaceful Vacation

Every year, I look forward to traveling to a nearby, mountain town for a much needed vacation. Whenever I visit this peaceful town, I love to spend the majority of my time outdoors. One of my favorite activities is hiking to waterfalls. Whenever I arrive at my destination, I’m always amazed at how beautiful the scenery is. Whenever I look at a waterfall, I feel totally calm. Besides gazing at waterfalls, I also like to dip my toes in cool, refreshing creeks. On this blog, I hope you will discover ways to make your next vacation less hectic and more peaceful. Enjoy!