If you just have a weekend in one of the world’s best cities, how do you make the most of it? It can be particularly overwhelming to know where to start to plan a short jaunt to New York if it’s your first time.
If you’re a seasoned traveler to the Big Apple, you may already know what you like and what you want to focus on, but if you haven’t been before or your experience is limited in the city, you may have a hard time narrowing everything down to a weekend’s worth of activities.
The following are some tips that can help you make the most of a weekend getaway to New York.
Take a Tour
Whether you’ve been to New York countless times or it’s completely new, New York bus tours can be a lot of fun. People find that even if they’ve been going to the city for years, they might not have seen all the tourist hot spots and a tour gives you the chance to do that while relaxing on a bus, not having to worry about how you’ll get from Point A to Point B.
Most people agree that when you’re visiting a new city, especially one like New York, a tour is well worth the money. They also help you get familiar with the city, and get a feel for areas and sites you’d like to spend more time.
Use A Transportation App
If you’re not used to it, transportation in New York can become a nightmare. You need to figure out if you should take a cab or an Uber, when and where to hop on the subway and when it’s just better to walk. Before you take your trip, download a trusted subway and transportation app and get familiar with using it.
If you’re going to be in the city for a short time, you don’t want to spend all of your time on the logistics of getting from place to place.
Divide And Conquer
Going from Lower Manhattan to the Upper East Side isn’t easy. Manhattan may be small, but it can seem huge. A good idea, especially if you’re limited on time, is to plan your trip based on sections of the city.
Plan each day’s activity’s based on their location near one another and map it out ahead of time. This will help you maximize the time you have to spend in each part of the city.
Book Your Must-Dos Ahead of Time
Finally, no matter how hard you try, you’re not going to be able to do everything. It’s smart to choose around three things that you absolutely have to do and try to purchase tickets and book them ahead of time. For example, go ahead and buy show tickets, museum entry, and your tour tickets. This way you know that you’ll be certain to get to your top priorities while you’re there and you can build the rest of your trip around those events.