Travel tips for Visiting New York City

Do you have a trip to the Big Apple on your bucket list? You’re in for an adventure in this bustling metropolis. The sights, sounds and smells are so enticing and there’s always something new around every corner. Take these recommendations from the travel professionals to ensure your trip to the Big Apple is a huge success.


The first step is to set your dates and set your budget. The busiest time to visit New York City is in November and December. The crowds and temperatures are both very high in July as well. Whenever you go, be prepared for crowd in this city of over 1.5 million people. The options for accommodations are plentiful. It is, however, strongly recommended to book as far in advance as possible to ensure the greatest selection. From shared apartments to luxury hotels, you’re sure to find a place that meets your needs. When people talk of visiting New York City, generally they head to the island of Manhattan. One of five boroughs within New York City, Manhattan is not only the most densely populated, but the most iconic.  Be prepared to walk miles each day as this is truly a pedestrian city. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and invest in a pair of comfortable walking shoes from Clarks.

Most of the major tourist sights are located in mid-town Manhattan. From Central Park to Times Square, museums and classic architecture abound. Either book tickets for your favorite Broad way shoe or enjoy lunch on the steps on the New York Public library and watch the street theater unfold in front of you. Manhattan has a surprising number of parks. Be sure to check out Gramercy Park, Madison Square Park and Bryant Park. The Highline is an elevated train trellis on the West Side that has been converted to a terrific park with fabulous view of the Hudson River and city skyline. Restaurants are plentiful for every budget. If you have a special restaurant in mind, be sure to  make a reservation well I advance.  Have a grand time on your visit to New York City.