So your typing away on your FB page planning a big night out with a group of friends. Dinner, dancing, a show or maybe your planning to just hang at your favorite bar and whoop it up. It’s all good! You’ve worked hard all week and you deserve it! But…have you thought about driving?
For some, driving is the last if not totally forgotten element of planning. Usually it comes at the end of the night after several drinks and a good time has been had. Keys are being passed around… “I can’t drive…how bout you?” Or even worse a friend says “I’m fine” who is clearly not and drives away leaving everyone worried. This is a complete drag & buzz kill for the entire group not to mention the severe and potentially fatal consequences that could follow!
If a designated driver is unavailable three other options come to mind.
1. Public transportation: This option is certainly the most inexpensive of all. If you live in or close to the city it’s almost perfect! It does produce some drawbacks. If your dressed to the nines you probably wouldn’t appreciate waiting in a dirty subway for a train. Especially during the cold winter months. Personal safety can also be a concern.
2. Taxi: Taxi’s offer a convenient, safe mode of traveling for your big night. They are readily available in just about every city. Hopefully you get a well maintained, clean cab with a considerate driver. Price does vary however depending on where your starting point is. It can be a bit costly if your heading into the city from the burbs.
3. A hired car or limousine: Travel in style! It’s all the rage! There is nothing like being picked up at your doorstep knowing that one less worry is behind you. The driver opens the door and there to greet you are your friends. Your night has begun as soon as you take a seat! At the end of the evening you can feel secure in knowing that you and your friends will be returning home safely. Although expensive for most couples to afford alone, the price is dramatically reduced when traveling as a group thus splitting the bill. For a group of 8-10 people a round trip 5 hour night out is about $45-$55 per person including tip. If your starting from the burbs the cost of a taxi could actually be more expensive. When considering not having to wander the streets or pay for parking and getting door to door service, the limo option is a home run! Now don’t get me wrong, you can’t afford this type of luxury every night you go out. But for that big night out with friends…its perfect!
Be safe, be happy, enjoy your big night out!
Enjoy the Night!
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