Sure, taking the New York City subway as a tourist can be daunting -- especially with daily changes and the disorientation of going underground. But once you get the hang of it, it's actually quite easy to figure out; and perhaps most importantly, its can be a major time and money saver. Or perhaps even more importantly, you just may spot a celebrity during your public transportation voyage. Here are nine celebrities who ride the subway on the reg.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Just like SATC's Carrie Bradshaw, JSP can be frugal too. She's regularly spotted on the subway with her brood -- including hubby Matthew Broderick -- as they run errands around their West Village neighborhood.
Now this would be a sight worth taking the subway for! This Aussie transplant calls NYC home and does just like the locals do by taking the subway.
Jay-Z famously took the subway to one of his concerts at the Barclays Center. It caused quite a stir, leading to a fellow rider -- and elderly woman, who is an artist in her own rite -- to ask him if he was famous. See the video here.
A regular spotting in her SoHo neighborhood, Naomi Watts often takes the subway with her partner Liev Schreiber and their sons. They can often be seen on the way to school.
You may not recognize her but you'll certainly notice the hair! Grace Coddington, the creative director at Vogue and subsequently Anna Wintour's right-hand woman, sits front row at Fashion Week -- and sits just like everyone else on the subway.
Like his sister Maggie, Jake Gyllenhaal has been living bi-coastally for years and always takes the subway when he's in the Big Apple. He's often on his way to SoulCycle, another locals' favorite!
Like her Love and Other Drugs costar, Anne Hathaway does like the locals do and takes the subway. She even took it with a slinged arm! That's dedication.
Neil Patrick Harris
When he's in New York City -- whether for a Broadway production or just taking a reprieve from the chaos of L.A. -- Neil Patrick relies on public transportation to get from spot to spot.
She doesn't act like The New Girl in NYC! Instead, Deschanel seems like a city pro by taking the subway when she's in Manhattan. And bonus: she often takes it with famous friends.