The Big Apple; the city that never sleeps: New York is an incredible place and if you haven’t visited, you definitely need to. From Broadway, to the sights, shopping and the huge range of eateries on offer, knowing what to do and where to go can be a minefield. Today, we’re going to take a look at four of the most common questions that everyone has about New York.
1. Where’s the best place to go?
This depends on what you want to do. If you are interested in theatre and music, then Broadway has to be top of your list. If you are sports mad, why not try and see the New York Yankees? Write down a list of everything you want to do or see and then research the best places to go. Once there, your hotel receptionist will be able to advise and give you a helping hand.
2. Should I book trips and activities before I go?
If you’ve decided to do some research before you travel, you’ve probably noticed the number of tour guides offering their services. Some people prefer to get these booked before they arrive, but if you’re an intrepid explorer, there’s no reason you can’t plan the adventure yourself and it’s perfectly safe to sightsee without a guide. You may find that companies charge a slightly higher fee for organising sightseeing tours, so make sure you do your research.
3. What is the best way to get around the city?
Public transport in New York is known for being convenient, cheap and effective. The metro is very easy to travel on and, if you want to get the full New York experience, try and hail a yellow taxi and ride a few blocks!
4. Is the city safe?
As with anywhere in the world, there are areas which are a little less desirable, but this shouldn’t put you off! According to American data, New York City is actually the safest city in America. Some top tips to remember are to be wary of your bags, keep to busy and lit-up streets and don’t walk alone at night.
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