Visiting NYC, Make the Most of it!

Posted by Ash K on Saturday, January 21, 2012 0

Visiting New York City poses a challenge of how to make the most of your trip.  There are endless amounts of places to see and experience, the options are dizzying. You could spend days and even weeks in the city without covering all that New York City has to offer.  There are lots of reasons why New York City gets over forty million tourist each year. New York City is atop the 10 most visited cities in the United States.

In order to make the most of your New York City visit, do some advance planning so that you will not feel completely overwhelmed when you land in the City.  Start by finding a place to stay.  As with everything in Manhattan the choices are endless.  Make reservations ahead of time though, to avoid overpaying. There are so many great hotels throughout New York City.  However, they do come with a price tag.  If you are looking for an upscale hotel to stay at, you will have to plan on paying a pretty penny.  Your other options include staying at a location just outside the city, such as in SecaucusNJ hotels.  Hotels that are just outside of the city will be substantially less, yet they offer elegant and upscale suites and are still convenient enough to get to and from the city.

Next, plan your daily itinerary.  While you could still make some changes on the spur of the moment, there are many attractions that you will be better of with advance reservations. Seeing one of New York’s Broadway shows is a must!  Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.  That way you will get the seats you want at the show that you really want to see.  As a side note, opting to see a matinee show during the week will be a whole lot cheaper than seeing a night show over the weekend. You may prefer going to a matinee show, as you can get a fantastic seat at much lower cost. Also it’s a good idea to purchase a City Pass.  A City Pass groups together a couple of highly popular attractions and offers it to you at a more discounted price.  By purchasing a City Pass you will also avoid long waiting time. A lot of the attractions that they group together are places you don’t want to miss.  For instance, no trip to New York City would be complete without seeing the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State building.  These attractions are discounted when you purchase the City Pass.  Also include is a significantly discounted Circle line cruise.  The circle line cruise offers a regularly scheduled 2‑Hour Semi-Circle Cruise, 2-Hour Harbor Lights Cruise, 75-min. Liberty Cruise or The Beast Speedboat Ride which are all really enjoyable and terrific fun and a great way to see fantastic views of the city.

Lastly, make sure to take advantage of all the great dining options.  Every section of the city offers so many different choices.  In order to experience the real NYC culture, try some of the different ethnic foods and restaurants throughout the city.  Walk the streets of New York and get a taste of the cities diversity.  Of course, you will want to do some shopping as well and boy does the city have a lot to offer in that department.  Upscale boutiques and department stores are plentiful as well as discounted shopping too.  There is so much to see and do in the city, that you can’t go wrong.  Take some time to plan out your trip in order to make the most of it and then most importantly, enjoy!

Keith Brown is a travel advisor for Meadowlands NJ Hotels.  He has traveled across the globe over the years and uses his expertise to advice people of all the great places to visit in NYC and across the world. In addition, he has written many travel related articled offering tips and advice for worldwide travel.

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