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Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Do's and Don'ts of Visiting New York

Visiting NYC certainly involves a lot of planning. After all, it’s a huge place and there’s so much to do and see. If you’re concerned about looking like a tourist on your trip, then here are some of the top do’s and don’ts.

Do- Explore Other Parts of NYC
When you travel to NYC, it’s important that you explore the neighbouring areas. This could include lower Manhattan or even the Bronx. A lot of people also choose to browse some of the famous antique markets that are in Chelsea. Remember that you don’t need to stay in one place and that sometimes you can have a much better trip by going beyond the boundary.

Don’t- Eat in Little Italy
Little Italy used to be bustling with great restaurants. Now, it’s more of a tourist trap, with overpriced food and cheap souvenirs. You’ll probably get more bang for your buck by dining at some of the more luxurious restaurants in NYC.

Do- Visit Bleecker Street
Bleecker Street can be found in Greenwich Village. There, you’ll taste delicious food, rice balls, pizza and even cannelloni too. There are also plenty of Italian shops too, so make room in your schedule to visit this area.

Don’t- Block the Turnstiles
The NY subway is probably the fastest way for you to get across the city. For this reason, you need to make sure that you keep up with the pace of the crowd and that you also avoid blocking the turnstiles too. The train entrance needs to be kept clear because most people are in a rush, so always stay aware of your position and make sure that you’re not causing any kind of obstruction.

Do- Get a Metro Card
It’s one thing having a Metro card, it’s another to know how to use it. If you’re not sure how to use the card that you have then step back and watch people do it for a little while. This will save you the embarrassment of being confused at the turnstile and it will also help you to appear way more like an experienced New Yorker.

Don’t- Cause a Sidewalk Traffic Jam
If you’re seeing some shows in NYC then there’s a high chance that you’ll end up walking between some of the theatres. This is fine, but make sure that you’re not the cause of a sidewalk traffic jam. Whatever you do, don’t stop suddenly and also make sure that you don’t walk with your entire family in a huge line. This will stop people from being able to pass you and it will also frustrate those who are in a rush. It also helps to follow the crowd when you are walking too.

Do- Relax!
NYC is a fantastic place and even though it can get busy, it’s able to provide a cultural experience which is unlike anything else. So, take your time, relax and go with the flow. You’ll feel better for it and you may even find that you have way more fun too.
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