With travel now back in our lives, it is truly time to get back to the city we love the most—New York.
Where to even start with this spectacular city. From the architectural mammoths of the Empire State Building and One World Tower to the iconic Brooklyn Bridge and Times Square, there is so much to do and see. And we haven’t even gotten to the list of foodie spots yet!
New York can be a place that gets overwhelming for many if they come in unprepared. But with our travel guide to help you every step of the way, you can make the most of your time in New York City, whether that is for 24 hours or an entire week.
Here are all the things you should know when it comes to planning the perfect trip to one of the most exciting cities in the world.
Ditch Your Bags
First things first, don’t try lugging your baggage around with you in New York City. If you have time to spare for exploring before you check-in or check-out of your accommodation, reserve your luggage storage in NYC in advance online. For not even $6 per day, you can safely store your bags while you hit the town and run around from block to block soaking in all the sights and sounds. Best of all, when you store your luggage with a trusted provider, insurance for your bag is included, as well as security seals.
Plan A Trip Every Day of the Year
It is always the perfect time to go to New York. The springtime is blossoming with florals in the concrete jungle, the summer is bustling with outdoor restaurants, the fall is cozy at every corner and the winter is the ultimate place to get your Christmas tree fix in. So when it comes to booking your trip at the perfect time, we say today is the day to do it.
Utilize Public Transportation
Pro tip—do not plan on driving in New York City. Unless you don’t mind spending all day in the car trying to go a few blocks. Instead, plan out your trip using the subway system—which is fast, affordable and runs 24 hours a day. Bikes and walking are also another great way to explore, as you will likely find tons of adorable hidden nooks with a unique vibrancy to enjoy.
Live Like a Local
Get amongst the local New Yorkers and stay at a rental apartment while you’re there. While there are numerous charming hotels to splurge on, what makes this city so special is the people who live there. So you will set yourself up to experience the local vibes the best when you stay in a SoHo loft or studio apartment with a stunning city view. The only downside to doing this is that it will likely make you want to move in permanently.
Make Time to Brunch
Food in New York City is nothing short of phenomenal. So while you have lots of sights to see, you also need to plan in some time to eat as well. In fact, one of the best ways to experience the food scene in the city is by booking in for a weekend brunch in Manhattan. In fact, you may want to make a reservation at a few and do what the locals do—brunch all weekend long.
Get Amongst the Greenery
New York City is special because of the contrasting environments of impressive skyrises and beautiful, spacious parks. Central Park is the place to be and you can spend a whole day here alone. Whether it is walking through the conservatory garden or enjoying a picnic near the George Washington fountain, this is a must-do New York City experience.
Splurge on a Shopping Spree
New York City is known for its fashion scene, and is one of the best places in the world to go on a shopping spree! Whether you want vintage coats or a designer handbag, you can literally find everything you’ve ever dreamed of in the New York City shops.
Hop Over the Bridge to Brooklyn
Since the pandemic, the Brooklyn scene has absolutely taken off and become one of the trendiest spots in the city. Walking over the bridge itself is a must-do experience and soaking up the incredible culture on the otherside will likely leave you mezmoriezed.
With so many places to go and things to see in New York City, there is no time like the present to start planning your perfect trip there now!