GETTING AROUND NEW YORK
New York is separated into many different neighborhoods, each with a unique atmosphere. Here are the best ways to get from Brooklyn to the Upper East Side and everywhere in between:
Subway: The subway is the best way to get around NYC. You’ll avoid all the bumper to bumper traffic, and it’s super affordable! The trains run 24 hours a day, and you can download a subway map to make sure you get off at the right stop.
Uber/Taxi: If you’ve got a lot of luggage or shopping bags, it’s easier to take a cab than get on one of the crowded subway trains. You can easily hail a yellow cab from the street or request a ride with Uber. Even though taxis are an iconic part of NYC culture, I highly recommend taking an Uber. The drivers are more reliable and the fares are cheaper. However, there’s no quick way to get around the city with either option so stick to the subway as much as you can.
Walking: Prepare to walk a lot! With most of the top attractions within walking distance of each other, you don’t need to rely on public transportation to get around all the time. NYC is a walkable city, and you’ll discover a few hidden gems along the way.
Where to Stay In New York?
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10 Tips for Your First Trip to New York City
Whether you grew up in the heart of the city or are a country girl at heart, New York City will make your jaw drop. As one of the craziest, most exciting, beautiful cities on the planet, the Big Apple has everything you have ever dreamt of and more.
It is such a magical place but your first trip to New York City can be a bit overwhelming. Where do you even start? Where is the best place to stay in NYC? What are the most underrated spots in the city? How do you travel NYC on a budget? I know how much planning can go into a whirlwind getaway.