New York City is one everyone’s bucket list.People fall in love with the city from movies, tv shows, and music. First time visitors are always blown away, and leave hoping to see those bright lights again. Here are Five New York City Travel Tips guaranteed to make sure that you have the best visit to NYC ever! Until your next visit at least.
1 – GET A METRO CARD
Once you’re staying for more than 7 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 here
Even with this card, you’ll still be able to do enough walking to really explore the city. Very importantly, never take a cab!
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2 – DON’T VISIT MOMA ON 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 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 afterward.
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 from a NY culinary icon! Follow our tips on finding the best New York Pizza! Also, if you’re in New York for a more than just a few days, consider buy groceries at Garden of Eden and cook your own meals like a local.
5 – DON’T COME ACROSS AS A TOURIST
Being a tourist and not a traveler is practically a mantra of the modern millennial traveler and it comes with its benefits. Street-hawkers figure out who the tourists are by observing who looks up at the skyscrapers in Manhattan in amazement. Don’t be that person! Here are our tips on how to not be a Tourist in NYC