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Visiting New York City: A Couple of Travel Tips

You have everything planned for your New York trip, but feel like you’re missing something. Like most travelers will tell you, most visitors to NYC are excited about the trip and forget to inform themselves on the smaller things that make the trip even more enjoyable and memorable.

Here, we give you the tidbits that no one will tell you about New York City life.

Travel With Comfortable Shoes

There’s a lot to see in New York City. You’ll be walking most of the time, and paved walkways can get pretty much unforgiving. To ensure your comfort, carry at least two or three pairs of comfortable shoes that you can switch every day.

Comfortable doesn’t mean you forsake style. If you love sandals, wear some with good arch support. Always get the right shoes for the day’s task ahead. For nightlife, cute high heels for women will do, while sacrificing some comfort.  

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Know How to Get Around

Getting around New York City can be quite adventurous if you know how to do it. From walking to renting a bike and riding the subway, the options are many. According to, a New York City touring company, there are different ways you can tour the city.

It’s easy to forget you have different ways of exploring the city when you have so much to do. Explore the city on the hop on, hop off New York City bus tours, try the Central Park bike tours, enjoy night tours on a double-decker and get on the Liberty Cruise for an interesting water tour.

Dress to Impress

NYC a fashion city where everything you wear matters. Dress to impress, but don’t over do it. You’re here to enjoy your visit, not to prove a point. With so many different places to visit, you’ll need to have a flexible wardrobe for both day and night dressing.

Pack some clothes that look nice and trendy, be it for a night out on Broadway, a fancy dinner or a visit to the Central Park with friends. Pack for the traveling season and don’t underestimate mother nature’s unpredictability.

A New Yorker advises that, while you may want to be creative with your wardrobe, prioritize on function and comfort when selecting what to wear. If you can get something that can transition from day to night, the better.


Don’t Forget Your Wallet

New York is a notoriously expensive city to explore as a tourist. But it doesn’t have to be. Okay, at least you’ll need to spend on almost everything that seems interesting to do, so bring your wallet. Carry enough to spend depending on your plans and where you want to visit.

Of course, you don’t have to spend $300 on a pizza in one of the city’s top pizzerias while you can get one for as low as $3. For those on a budget, it’s all about knowing where to visit, where to eat and where to sleep without compromising your wallet.

Carry Your Camera

A trip to NYC is never complete without bringing a camera for those sightseeing tours and unexpected street moments. With some of the most amazing attractions and scenes, New York offers more than you can dream of when it comes to capturing great photos.  

Buy a New York City Map

While you don’t have to carry it around every time, it helps you to know your way around. Have one to regularly study when you’re not on the move or on your way to NYC!

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Be Prepared for Shopping

When it comes to shopping in NYC, come prepared. According to, whether you want simple clothes to wear during your stay or designer labels, shopping in New York City is an exciting experience that never disappoints.

If you plan on shopping, it’s always best to bring a big bag or leave extra space in your suitcase. NYC is all about fashion, and there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in some serious shopping.

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; a website dedicated to opening your eyes to the wild & natural world.

Committed to bringing you the best in adventure travel from all around the globe, there is no mountain too high, and no fete too extreme! They haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on their list.

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