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Three airports serve New York City: LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. LaGuardia is 6.5 miles from Manhattan, JFK is 20 miles from Manhattan, and Newark is 16 miles from Manhattan. Flights to Santo Domingo leave from all three airports. Six airlines offer flights from New York to Santo Domingo: JetBlue, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, US Airways, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Avianca.
Long-term parking is available at all three airports. The rates at JFK and Newark are calculated in 8-hour increments, with a maximum charge of $18 per day. LaGuardia Airport charges $66 for the first two days and $18 per day thereafter. You can get from the city to JFK or LaGuardia by taking the NYC Airporter shuttle bus. It costs $12.75 to get to LaGuardia Airport and $15.75 to get to JFK. You can also take a taxicab to any of the three airports.
If you want to grab something to eat before your flight, all of the airports have numerous options. Newark has a food court that features Subway, Villa Pizza and Cheeburger Cheeburger. If you're flying out of LaGuardia, you can choose from MexiJoe's, Metro Burger or Five Guys Burgers & Fries. If your flight leaves from JFK, you can eat at the Tuscany CafÃ©, Eat & Go Istanbul or New York Hot Dog & Coffee.
Santo Domingo is the largest city in the Dominican Republic and features a treasure trove of historic buildings. History buffs will enjoy the stone buildings that line the streets of Zona Colonial and the Alcazar de Colon, the palace constructed for Christopher Columbus's son. The city is also known for its amber jewelry, which you can purchase in almost every shop. Whether it's shopping or history, you'll find something that piques your interest in Santo Domingo.
Flights from New York City arrive at the Las Americas International Airport, located in nearby Punta Caucedo. You can get from the airport to Santo Domingo by taxicab or rental car. Taxicabs in the Dominican Republic don't operate on meters. The drivers have a predetermined fare. It's important that you confirm the price of the ride before you get in the taxi. You should keep a pen and paper handy if you don't speak fluent Spanish. If you'd rather have your own car during your stay, you can reserve a rental car on Orbitz.com.
Santo Domingo has a tropical climate; the weather stays warm year-round. During the summer, the average temperatures range from the low 70s to the high 80s. During the winter months, the average temperatures range from the high 60s to the high 70s. The rainy season runs from May to October, so you can expect afternoon storms if you travel during this time.
If you're a history buff, you should take one of the historic train tours offered by Chu Chu Colonial. The 45-minute tour takes you through areas previously explored by Christopher Columbus, Ponce de Leon and Cortes. You can also walk down Calle de Las Damas, the first street built in the New World. Other local attractions include Fort Ozama, Parque Colon, the Park of Three Eyes of Water and the Cathedral of Santo Domingo.
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