3 Tips For A First-Time Visit To New York City

If you love to travel but have yet to visit one of America’s most famous cities, it’s about time you book a ticket to get yourself to New York. This City That Never Sleeps, The Big Apple, The City of Dreams has been so named for a very good reason. But if you’ve yet to grace its streets, you’ve still got a lot to uncover about this area. Once you’ve had a taste of it, you might want to move there and never return to your old home. So to help ensure that your time spent there is some that you’ll never forget, here are three tips for a first-time visit to New York City.

Get On The Water

One of the best ways to get a truly spectacular view of the city is from the water. With all the height and bustle that goes on in New York City, you might forget that it actually is an island that’s surrounded by water. So once you’re able to get a little distance between you and the pavement, you’ll be able to take in the whole landscape of the area. According to Elissa Garay, a contributor to Trip Savvy, you can get on the water via sightseeing boats, public transport like the Staten Island Ferry, or charter your own private vessel so you can get a more intimate and tailored view of the amazing skyline and concrete jungle.

Visit More Than One Borough

With so much to see and do in New York City, you might find it hard to get everything done in one trip. But rather than spending all your time in just one specific area, Caroline Morse, a contributor to USA Today, recommends that you try to visit more than one borough. By doing this, you’ll be able to get a much better feel of the parts that make up this whole. And because different areas bring out entirely different characteristics of the city, you won’t be able to truly feel like you’ve had the “New York” experience without venturing around a bit.

Figuring Out Your Modes Of Transportation

To get between the boroughs and neighborhoods of New York City, you’re going to want to put some thought into how you want to be traveling. According to Sarah Theeboom, a contributor to Traveller.com.au, one of the easiest ways to get around the city, apart from just walking, is to take the Subway. However, before you head down into the underground, consider double-checking online to see if there are any delays or hold ups on your route, as the communication of these types of things often doesn’t go as seamlessly as you’d like to think.

If you’ll soon be visiting New York City for the first time, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you make the most of this unforgettable experience.

Krissy Georgiadis

Written by Krissy Georgiadis

Law graduate and wanderlust sufferer. I like rum and beaches.