New York City is one everyone’s bucket list.People fall in love with the city after seeing it in movies and tv shows, or hearing about its shining lights in hit songs. First time visitors are always blown away by the sights and sounds of NYC. Everyone leaves hoping to return to New York City one day. Here are Five New York City Travel Tips that are guaranteed to help you have the best visit to NYC ever! Until your next visit at least.
1 – GET A METROCARD
The New York City Subway is the largest rapid transit system in the world by number of stations, with almost 500 in operation!
Access to this system greatly improves your mobility in New York City and saves you a lot of time.
Once you’re staying for more than seven days, an Unlimited Pass pays for itself. This card allows you to ride any Subway train as well as any city bus as many times you want at any time. There are also options for single-use cards and thirty-day cards on their website.
Even with a MetroCard, you’ll still do your fair share of walking. Don’t worry, walking is a great way to rxplore the city. Take the subway, take the bus, and walk, but very importantly, never take a cab!
They’re ridiculously expensive!
2 – DON’T VISIT MOMA ON A FRIDAY
The Museum of Modern Art aka MoMa offers free admission on a Friday. Free Night Fridays are sponsored by Japanese Clothing Brand Uniqlo. Unless you’re strapped for cash, go on any other day of the week because lines are long on Fridays and the museum is unbearably crowded. There’s also a Uniqlo store nearby, so you could grab something from the Uniqlo x MoMa collection on the way there and then grab a snack at one of the museum’s restaurants for a light meal afterwards.
3 – SPEND AN ENTIRE DAY AT THE MET
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest museum in the U.S. with a permanent collection of over two million works.
The collections are much more diverse than other art museums. It takes planning and an entire day to explore the seventeen curatorial departments. You could grab a tasty and affordable lunch in the downstairs cafeteria and you could relax on a bench with either a view of world class art or Central Park.
4 – SAVE MONEY ON FOOD
Hot dogs from Grays Papaya are a great deal and you’ll be eating trademark New York City fare from a New York City culinary icon! Thin, huge slices on pizza are also a New York City trafemark food. Follow our tips on finding the best New York City Pizza! If you’re in New York for a more than just a few days, consider buying fresh produce at either the Greenmarket Farmers Markets or the Chelsea Market and cook your own meals using high quality produce. Dining in New York City is expensive!
5 – DON’T COME ACROSS AS A TOURIST
“Be a traveler, not a tourist.” that’s practically the mantra of the modern millennial traveler and it comes with its benefits.
When you step out of an overpriced yellow cab and stare up at the skyscrapers in amazement, street-hawkers figure out that you don’t know the city and try to rip you off! Don’t be that person! Here are our tips on how to not be a Tourist in NYC