4 Ways to Make the Most of New York City
New York City.
Just reading the city name brings feelings of excitement, adventure, and wanderlust.
As of 2014 NYC was the most populated city in the United States with more than 8 million residents. People flock to the city and for good reason. New York City is filled with some of the best museums, parks, shopping, restaurants, and culture. It’s a city you don’t want to miss.
With so much to do and see in NYC, a travel strategy is a must. Here are our top suggestions for ways to break down the city that never sleeps.
- Pick your trip theme. Do you love the arts? Do you love historical sites? Are you a foodie? Picking a theme for your trip to NYC will help you navigate your trip and hit the top spots for what you want. Without picking a theme, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the endless activities. Our suggestion is to spend a couple days in NYC and break down each day with a different theme. That way, you can experience it all.
- Don’t worry about staying in Times Square. Times Square is a must-visit during your time in NYC. With the bustling screens, lights, and street performers you can be entertained for hours. However, hotels right in Times Square tend to be double or triple the price of even hotels just 2 blocks away. Save some cash for other activities and stay just outside Times Square. Your wallet and your sleep patterns will thank you.
- Plan your trip geographically. While you can walk to most of your destinations, it’s helpful to get a city map out and plan your activities in similar areas. This will help you take advantage of your trip time, see the most, and truly embrace NYC life, one neighborhood at a time.
Don’t be afraid of the subway. The subway is the cheapest and most efficient way to get around the city. However, for out of staters, the subway in New York can be slightly intimidating. Download a subway map onto your phone before your trip. Buy a metro card inside any metro station and you are good to go!
New York City is an all time favorite destination for many travelers. With farmers markets every couple blocks, $1 street pizza, and fine-art museums, this city has it all. New York City will change you as a traveler. Once you’ve mastered NYC, you can master any travel destination.
So pack your bags, bring some great walking shoes, and get ready to see the infamous NYC skyline. Don’t worry, you will be blown away.
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