Getting to NYC
What to Pack
Historically, the temperatures in NYC on Memorial Day weekend are a high of 72ºF and a low of 57ºF. With any luck, the weather during our weekend will be excellent. Here are a few other things to consider when you start to fill your suitcase:
- The wedding dress code will be black tie optional
- Bring at least one pair of walking shoes
- You might want to carry a small backpack if you plan to explore the city
- Leave your selfie stick at home, or be prepared to get clipped
Three airports serve New York:
- LaGuardia (LGA)
- John F Kennedy (JFK)
- Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia is the closest airport to the city. Cabs to Williamsburg or Lower Manhattan should cost ~$25-35.
Bonus: Flights arriving at LaGuardia usually make their approach along a northbound corridor to the east of Manhattan. If you have the option, try booking a window seat on the left side of the plane for a nice aerial view of the city.
John F. Kennedy (JFK)
JFK is the next most convenient airport. Cabs to Williamsburg or Lower Manhattan should cost ~$50-60. Or, for less than $10, the JFK AirTrain will connect you to the NYC subway in Queens, which you can then ride to your destination for the normal subway fare ($2.75 per ride).
Newark Liberty (EWR)
Newark is an airport in Newark, New Jersey. Cabs from here to Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn should cost ~$70-80. Or, for less than $20, the Newark AirTrain will connect you to NJ Transit, which will take you to Penn Station in Manhattan, where you can then ride the NYC subway to your destination. Lastly, there are shuttle services from Newark to various drop-off locations in Manhattan for $20-30.
Note: When taking cabs from any airport in NYC, don't accept a ride from an unsolicited black cab. Either stand in the designated line for yellow taxis or hail a ride using an app like Uber, Lyft, or Via.