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    Default PLACES IN New York City / Florida and Miami for Tourist

    Hello my fellow Members,

    I will be going to USA during summer after I finished with High school with some buddies. We are first 3 days in New York and then move over to Florida and stay 3 weeks around in Miami.
    Therefore besides getting drunk and party we rant a car and would like to move aroujnd and do some exploring around there.
    Would like to get some suggestions on places I should visit or good Clubs for parties :)
    We are all Mature then (18 and above).

    Thanks you guys :)

    DerNoob

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    Wait you actually want to come to Florida?!?! Airbot tour in the everglades is fun ,taking a plane out to the keys for the day can be loads of fun, also there is deep sea fishing if thats your thing, scuba diving,snorkeling, and a lot of fun on the beach. Since I live in Jacksonville I tend to go to the NE region of Florida so I'm not familiar with many good bars or restaurants in the Miami area. When you get here have fun and stay safe!


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    Being from South Florida, I'd say you'd want to check out Ft. Lauderdale for a bit after you party in Miami for a few days. From there, you should definitely go down to the Keys or even over to Naples on the west coast. I'm currently up in Tallahassee but there's nothing super great to see here [unless you like outdoorsy stuff]. You can always manage to take a trip up to Orlando to do the theme park stuff if you have the time/money.

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    Yes Orlando is very pricey even for Florida residents but it can be fun. But stay away from animal kingdom ok.


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    Thanks for the tips!

    So you suggest visiting Theme Parks, going down to the Keys, checking out Lauderdale and eventually the Everglades.,

    Sounds good to me so far! :)

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    I'm not sure if you were planning on renting a car in NY or just Florida but it's not a good idea to rent one in NY. Driving here is not that easy for people not accustomed to very aggressive drivers and poor road conditions. Also there's no need for a car in Manhattan which is where you should be most of the time.

    As for clubs good luck getting in being under 21. I haven't been to a club for a long time so I can't unfortunately give you the name of any good recent clubs.

    The one tip I can give you is to take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry. Particularly at night it's a great view of lower Manhattan and the statue of liberty. Plus it's completely free!

    Also if you want to get a view from the top of a sky scraper I say skip the lines at the Empire State Building and head to Rockefeller Center's top of the rock.

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    One other tip for NYC. DO NOT ACCEPT RIDES FROM UNMARKED CARS. First of all it's illegal and second it's a rip off. Those unmarked livery cars can not solicit riders. So if you get to the airport or come out of your hotel and someone offers to give you a ride DO NOT ACCEPT the ride. Take a regular yellow taxi. The price for trips from JFK airport to Manhattan is a flat rate in the yellow cabs. Just walk outside the airport and you'll find the taxi stand. As for your hotel tell the doorman and he will signal for a cab for you.

    Here's the rate into for a regular taxi To/From JFK and Manhattan.
    To/From JFK and any location in Manhattan:
    Onscreen rate is ‘Rate #02 – JFK Airport.’
    This is a flat fare of $52 plus tolls, the 50-cent MTA State Surcharge, the 30-cent Improvement Surcharge, and $4.50 rush hour surcharge (4 PM to 8 PM weekdays, excluding legal holidays).
    Passenger is responsible for paying all tolls.
    Please tip your driver for safety and good service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_xtermin8r69 View Post
    I'm not sure if you were planning on renting a car in NY or just Florida but it's not a good idea to rent one in NY. Driving here is not that easy for people not accustomed to very aggressive drivers and poor road conditions. Also there's no need for a car in Manhattan which is where you should be most of the time.
    Im from Germany from a town with nearly 700.000 people living there. In town we have 8-lanes in total in some places aroun the city.
    I know this aggresive therefore and the shitty roads I think you got all around the Globe...


    But Thanks for your advices xtermin8r69 :)

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    In NY public Transport is just fine to get along and moving.

    So we would then propably rent a Car in Florida/Miami or import our own Cars depending on the Cars aviable there.
    We have to fit in 4 people with baggage for 3 weeks trip.

    As a comparison I went with the same people to 3 Week Vacation in Denmark with added Kiting equipment.
    In my BMW M4 everything just fitted in, but there was not any space left.
    But it is good to know that in NY you got fixed prices in Cabs, did not know about that yet.

    But what about tip in generel in US? Heard from a friend of mine that those are bigger in USA compared to Germany.
    With tip according to like Taxi drives and Restaurants

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    Yes generally in the US tip for restaurants is about 15% and can be adjusted up or down based on quality of service.

    Taxi's typically 10%.

    Also with New York City your talking about having to drive in city with an area about 800 square kilometers. Very easy to get lost and with the mass transit here there is no reason at all to rent a car. It's not like a smaller city where you need a car to get around. In fact it's much harder to get around with a car then it is mass transit. There are times when it can take well over an hour to drive from the east side of Manhattan to the west side. A distance of 3 kilometers or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_xtermin8r69 View Post
    Yes generally in the US tip for restaurants is about 15% and can be adjusted up or down based on quality of service.

    Taxi's typically 10%.

    Also with New York City your talking about having to drive in city with an area about 800 square kilometers. Very easy to get lost and with the mass transit here there is no reason at all to rent a car. It's not like a smaller city where you need a car to get around. In fact it's much harder to get around with a car then it is mass transit. There are times when it can take well over an hour to drive from the east side of Manhattan to the west side. A distance of 3 kilometers or less.
    Okay so thats it about the tip then.
    Thank you once again :)

    I know the struggle from my hometown aswell. Sometimes you just get stuck in trafiic and it takes ages to get from one end of town to another one.
    Gotta drive weekly to University ( ca 10km) over Bundesstraße 1 ( Speed limit is 100 kmh :( ) and it takes 45minutes for the ride. But the last 2km is Autobahn without limit :D

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    My only other tip is have fun!!!!

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    Havent personally been to Miami,
    But Ft Lauderdale is absolutely beautiful (especially the old part of the city) with a great view of the ocean in the fort. Also, the everglades are quite nice.... but VERY HOT and HUMID.
    As for New York, I recommend staying in the crown plaza hotel since it is at the very epicenter of the city (literally 1 block away from time square), though it is very expensive. Though, EVERYTHING is expensive in new york city.
    Whilst in new york, Five Guys Burgers is a must for at least 1 meal (they were voted the best burger joint in the country for a few years at one point). If you have a big budget seeing a musical/play on Broadway is always a unique experience.
    As for clubs/partying places, I am not sure though. Ive mostly been in new york for business :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_EpicLeveler View Post
    Havent personally been to Miami,
    But Ft Lauderdale is absolutely beautiful (especially the old part of the city) with a great view of the ocean in the fort. Also, the everglades are quite nice.... but VERY HOT and HUMID.
    As for New York, I recommend staying in the crown plaza hotel since it is at the very epicenter of the city (literally 1 block away from time square), though it is very expensive. Though, EVERYTHING is expensive in new york city.
    Whilst in new york, Five Guys Burgers is a must for at least 1 meal (they were voted the best burger joint in the country for a few years at one point). If you have a big budget seeing a musical/play on Broadway is always a unique experience.
    As for clubs/partying places, I am not sure though. Ive mostly been in new york for business :P
    So then we will definetly take those Burgers :D
    Money should not be the Problem. We got a budget for the trip of 20k which we put up for ourselves ( still adjustable when we are in USA).

    About Ft. Lauderdale we will definetly check that out. About the play we will have to see, because we are not really into that.

    But thanks for the tip :)


 

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