Preparing for Your Trip to New York, United States

New York is one of the greatest cities in the world. It’s the kind of place that everyone has to visit at least once in their lives. Here’s how to prepare for your trip the Big Apple!

New York Times Square - AspirantSG

Don’t be Overwhelmed, Plan Ahead

It’s true, New York really is huge. And it’s packed full of things for tourists to do. It can be pretty overwhelming when you’re trying to decide how you’ll spend your time in the city. But if you plan ahead, you should be able to pack in most of the things you want to do on your trip.

Planning is the key to success. You should have your itinerary mapped out long before you touch down in New York. This will save you a lot of time while you’re on your trip because you won’t have to worry about making decisions each morning. You’ll be free to follow your plans and enjoy the trip.

Travel Planning - AspirantSG

Stay Away from Budget-Draining Hotels

The big New York hotels are incredibly expensive. Yes, it can be wonderful to stay in them because they are very luxurious. But, if you ask me, it’s not worth the huge amount of money that you’ll have to spend. Before you know it, your budget will be decimated by your accommodation needs.

Luckily, there are plenty of other options that will save you money. For example, you could rent out an apartment instead. This allows you to save some money and have more space. You can visit HouseTrip to find out more about this option. Alternatively, you could stay in one of the city’s many hostels.

Hostels in New York - AspirantSG

Pack for All Seasons

The weather can be pretty changeable in New York. So, don’t be tempted into taking summer clothes and nothing else. You’ll most likely be caught out. New York is a lot like Britain in terms of climate. Sometimes the weather is great, but it can all change before you know what’s happening.

When I went to New York, it was a lovely day with blue skies when we went out in the morning. A few hours later, we were running down the street getting soaked by a sudden downpour. So, learn from my mistakes and take clothes that will keep you protected no matter what the weather throws at you.

Winter Weather New York - AspirantSG

Don’t Miss the Unmissable Stuff

There are some things that you just have to do when you’re in New York. Yes, some of them might be tourist traps, but that doesn’t make them any less unmissable! For example, who could possibly go to New York without seeing the Statue of Liberty. It’s one the most iconic monuments in the world, so you have to see it.

Statue of Liberty New York United States - AspirantSG
Photo from Minds Behind The Myths

Of course, what you regard as unmissable is down to you. But make sure you have a think about what New York has to offer and cram all the important things in. You could spend all year in New York and not get to see everything that the city has to offer. It’s all about picking your priorities.

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