One of the most popular things to do in New York City is to go shopping. There are countless stores. There is no other city in the world with as many high-end shops. Every well-known designer has a presence somewhere in Manhattan. There are even some very cool places to shop outside of Manhattan.
If you are planning on shopping in Manhattan, then it is a great idea to hire a limo service for the day. Manhattan is not a small place, and walking around with shopping bags is a hassle. It is also very hard to get a taxi during most times of the day. This is especially true if you are going to be carrying a lot of bags. Many taxi drivers don’t want to stop and pick up someone who has lots of shopping bags because they don’t like to waste time loading the trunk with packages.
Another thing to remember is that hiring several taxis might actually cost more than hiring a limo service for the day. Many limousine services have very affordable rates. You don’t have to hire a big stretch limousine. Many people like a nice Lincoln Town Car. The added benefit of the limo is that they will wait while you shop and the driver will help load the packages.
While Manhattan has an abundance of luxury shopping, there are some really interesting outlets outside of the city. Woodbury Commons is located in Orange County, NY. It is less than an hour outside of Manhattan. Another great shopping outlet is Jersey Gardens located in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
There are bus tours that will take you to both locations, but they don’t let you bring back many shopping bags. Also, you have to follow their schedule. It is not a very pleasant way to shop. You are always going to be checking your watch and making sure you don’t miss the bus.
If you are planning on going to one of the shopping outlets located outside of Manhattan, then it is absolutely essential that you hire a limousine. They will drive you up and bring you back to your hotel when you are done. There is no rush. Plus, you can bring back as many shopping bags as will fit in the car.
Another thing to consider is the comfort of the ride. Taxi drivers in New York are notoriously reckless drivers. They drive fast and are dangerous. A bus trip is going to be long and uncomfortable. You also never know what type of people will be on the bus with you. Ideally, you would hire a limo. Limo drivers are much more professional than taxi drivers. They don’t rush around because they are not looking to dump you off and pick up another fare.