New York is the city where dreams come true. It really is a wonder to see and there’s so much to do. It’s one of those cities that never sleeps, and when you fancy something particular to eat, you can guarantee it’s only a cab ride away. If you’ve never been to New York before, you’re in for a treat. Here are some tips for making the most out of your trip.
New York is a big city and if you’ve never been there before, it can seem pretty intimidating. However, when it comes to safety, you don’t have to be overly cautious. New Yorkers tend to look out for each other, so it’s unlikely you’re going to be in danger while you’re there. Of course, it’s always wise to use common sense, wherever you go. Don’t make yourself an easy target by wandering alone at night. But, you can explore the city without having to look over your shoulder every two minutes.
It’s easy to hail a cab and get driven to the doorsteps of each of your destinations, but you’ll be missing out. Part of visiting New York is joining in with the hustle and bustle. Don’t bother with the tour buses; get on the subway. It may be an old form of transportation but it’s also one of the fastest in the city. You get a real feel of the way New Yorkers live by riding the subway, but you may want to avoid peak times, like 8-9 am and 5-6pm.
If you want to eat out at some of the best restaurants in New York, you won’t be alone. You’ll have to compete with other travellers and New Yorkers themselves. If you’re eating early you may be able to squeeze in, but if you’re eating the same time as everyone else, you’ll have no chance at just showing up and being seated. Your hotel will be able to recommend some of the best restaurants in the area. Residence Inn New York Manhattan has a great list. Get them to book a reservation for you at least two days in advance to avoid disappointment.
If you’re a keen traveller, you may spend so much time trying to get a taste of authentic culture, that you miss out on what the place is known for. Don’t miss out on visiting some of New York’s top attractions. You’ll regret it if you do. Visit the Statue of Liberty, go see Times Square, go to a show on Broadway, take a walk through Central Park. Just don’t leave regretting having missed something. New York is a big place with a lot to do. It can be difficult to squeeze it all into one short visit. Before you make your trip, make a plan.
It’s worth getting in touch with your hotel before your trip to find out if there’s anything happening in the city while you’re there and what services they offer for travellers wanting to make the most of their time.