I am currently a HS Senior and was recently invited to West Point for a Candidate Overnight Visit. It is to my understanding that a goal of this visit is to be able to provide an opportunity in which the candidate can visualize themselves at the Academy during the academic year. With that being said, and being eager to visit in person, I accepted. Seeing as how I am from California, I knew I had to do my research to plan the trip. I’ve already looked into flights, hotels, etc. but the one aspect that has haulted me a tad in planning is transportation. I will be flying into Newark Airport, late afternoon on a Sunday. I understand this is a decent drive to the Academy. The admissions personnel I conversed with suggested I schedule all of my ground transportation prior to the trip, seeing as how it is indeed New York. I am only 17 1/2, and will be traveling alone. I have also never been to the East Coast. Due to my age, I am unable to rent a car. I do not have much knowledge on how a taxi service or shuttle will work in terms of dropping me off at The Thayer Historic Hotel or simply at the gate. I rarely travel outside of California. A factor that I must ask to please be taken into account is the pricing of transportation. My family’s current financial status is not too well. Luckily I have been saving from my job for the last 2 years, which is what will help me cover the airfare, hotel, etc. I do not have too much saved up, per say, but I am willing to work hard to assure this trip transpires. For those of you that have traveled for your visit, or know of anyone who has, how was transportation handled? Are there specific services that are able to take me from the airport to the Academy, and vice versa? Or must I change my current plans? Does anyone have suggestions in travel overall? I am incredibly new to travel, anything helps. Thank you for your assistance in advance.