5 Top Tips for your Trip to New York City

March 24, 2015 2:03 pm Published by

New York City is high on a lot of people’s wish list and my first time visiting the “city that never sleeps” was in February this year. You may feel nervous about navigating around a big city, but I can assure you it’s incredibly easy to get to all the places of interest.

To help you plan your trip, I’ve got 5 tips for your visit to New York City: 

  • Buy your tickets online to save money! Purchasing your tickets in advance will save you money and time queuing at New York’s busiest tourist destinations when you arrive. Most online retailers will ask you to pay in US Dollars and don’t forget there is limit availability for the Statue of Liberty Crown Tickets so book at least 2 months in advance.

  • Buy a metro card straight away with USD. I decided to wait a few days to buy my weekly metro card and ended up losing money as I had paid for a few single rides. If you decide to use the subway then buy your weekly card straight away with your US Dollars – the subway in New York is one of the best ways to get around the city. 
  • Carry small change. Located in the centre of Midtown Manhattan, you can enjoy 360 degree views of New York from the world-famous Empire State Building. Pay a small fee to look through binoculars that show you even better views of the city.
  • You can pay by card in a taxi. New York City offers its tourists and locals to pay by card in their taxis. It is also law that they accept credit card as a method of payment. Taxi drivers automatically add on their 20% tip so you don’t have to account any extra Dollars for this.
  • Save on Broadway Tickets. As well as the popular TKTS booths for discounted Broadway tickets, there are discount websites such as to purchase cheaper show tickets.

Do you have any top tips for visiting the United States? Tell us in the comments below.

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This post was written by Kayleigh Driscoll

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