4 Travel Hacks for Exploring New York City - travel, New York

Who doesn’t want to travel to New York, the big city? It’s got a lively night-life and plenty of family-friendly activities you don’t even know where to begin!

That’s why we put together this guide. Keep reading to learn our four travel hacks for exploring New York City.

1.Make Reservations at Restaurants

Before you ever leave to go to New York, make reservations for dinner at the restaurants you don’t want to miss out on. If you don’t you could end up waiting hours to be seated.

Find the restaurants you want to eat at and plan your trip around that. New York is known for its amazing restaurants and crazy foods so you don’t want to miss out.

2.Visiting Museums for Free

While the Metropolitan Museum of Art asks you for a suggested donation, it’s just a suggestion and not required. Still, when you get there you’ll see the line of people getting ready to pay their admission fee that they actually don’t need to pay.

Just walk on in and enjoy the museum! Though, if you have the means to donate you absolutely should. Or make sure to check out the gift shop and buy something from there.

3.Download the Free Subway App

No, not the Subway sandwich shop app. This is for traveling using the expansive subway system. If this is your first time visiting the Big Apple it’s easy to get lost.

With the app, you can see the entire subway map over the map of the city so it’s a lot easier to see where to go. It doesn’t even use WiFi so you don’t have to worry about overusing your data.

Now that you know how to use the subway you don’t need to worry about New York parking or wondering how you’re going to get around New York. Just get on the subway and look like a local.

4.Don’t Overpay for a Spot to Stay

Use an AirBnB when visiting New York. Not only does staying in an AirBnB help you get the full New York experience, but it’s also often less costly and in a better location.

It’s also nice to have a local guide while staying in an AirBnB since oftentimes the homeowner is still there. You can ask them where some of the best spots are and get a more personal experience with the city.

Rather than running into a lot of tourists like yourself, you could experience what the everyday New Yorker experiences. This is especially beneficial if you’re planning to move to New York in the future after falling in love with the city.

Have Fun Exploring New York City Today

Now that you know all the inside travel hacks, get out there and have fun exploring New York today! Already know who you want to travel with? Then share this article with them and make a plan to go to New York today!